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Precision ADM acquires Roswell DHT

Canadian companies will produce 100% compostable meltblown nonwoven fabrics for facemasks and PPE.

17th August 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Winnipeg, Canada

Medical/Hygiene

Precision ADM, a global medical device and engineering and manufacturing solutions provider based in Winnipeg, Canada, has acquired Roswell Downhole Technologies (Roswell DHT), the first and largest Canadian manufacturer of best-in-class meltblown fabric for medical filtration applications.

Together, the two companies will manufacture Canada’s first supply of 100% compostable nonwoven fabrics using sustainably sourced biopolymers for use in personal protective equipment (PPE) production domestically, and for export to global manufacturers.

“As a company, we have responded to Covid-19 by developing and manufacturing the highest quality and most cost-effective medical equipment in our country’s time of need,” said Precision ADM CEO Martin Petrak. “By coming together with Roswell DHT to develop cutting-edge, 100% compostable medical PPE such as masks and respirators, we will better serve Canada and emerge even stronger beyond the pandemic, while reducing our carbon footprint and reducing greenhouse gas emissions throughout our product life cycle.”

“Precision ADM has a horizon of projects that are complimented by Roswell’s nonwoven technologies, specifically the compostable media that we have been developing over the last year,” added Kyle Fiolka, president of Roswell DHT. “This synergy will further strengthen and support our shared vision for innovation and pave the way in building a fully integrated, secure, domestic, and most importantly green supply chain for PPE.”

By October 2021, the two companies will be operating a high-volume, automation-driven, nonwoven manufacturing plant in Calgary, Alberta, and scaling up a manufacturing plant in Winnipeg, Manitoba. These plants will produce a full suite of compostable surgical medical masks, gowns, and other necessary medical PPE, air and water filtration products, and personal hygiene products.

The investment will create up to 350 highly paid direct jobs in the Prairie region and will have the capacity to supply compostable, nonwoven fabrics for other domestic and international manufacturers, representing a net new economic export impact of approximately US$2Billion within the next ten years.

www.precisionadm.com

www.roswelldht.com

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