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Reicofil R5 for Avgol Russia

Investment includes meltblown and lamination technologies.

30th June 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Uzlovaya, Russia

Medical/Hygiene

Indorama Ventures company Avgol is investing in a new high-speed, high-capacity spunmelt nonwovens production line at its facility in Uzlovaya, Russia.

“The addition of this new line enables us to have greater production capacity for growing regional markets and support the release of new technologies,” said Tommi Bjornman, CEO of Avgol. “Serving the growing baby diaper, adult incontinence and feminine hygiene markets along with satisfying sustained demand for meltblown filtration and medical materials, this investment enables Avgol to deliver an improved degree of service across the entire area while consolidating and strengthening our existing position.”

Avgol is a leader in the global hygiene market with the most comprehensive range of ultra-lightweight spunmelt nonwoven fabrics. This new Uzlovay line in the Tula Oblast region of Russia, will be a new Reicofil 5 (RF5) system. It is the third line to be installed at this location will include biocomponent and corresponding high-loft capabilities.

As part of the investment, Avgol is also including new capacity for meltblown production with a dedicated line, ensuring a continuous supply of this critical material for the region. It also includes the addition of lamination capabilities.

“The RF5 line, meltblown line and lamination capabilities will provide us a powerful set of platforms as a base from which to provide high-value products for our customers,” said Bjornman.  “It will enable us to further diversify the Avgol innovation portfolio while remaining true to our roots. Avgol is committed to the future of nonwoven fabrics with a particular focus on bringing polyolefins forward as viable resins in single use articles.”

The investment will make the Russian production facility Avgol’s second largest site behind that in Mocksville, North Carolina.

www.avgol.com

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