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BASF expanding Colback capacity by 20%.

BASF Expanding Colback Capacity By 20% BASF Fibers Div., Williamsburg, VA, will expand production of "Colback" spunbonded nonwoven fabrics at its Enka, NC plant. The expansion will effectively increase its capacity by 20% in early 1992 and by another 30% planned for early 1993. The company said 12-15 new jobs will result, giving it a total of 95. BASF licenses the manufacturing and marketing rights to the Colback technology in North America from Akzo, Arnhem, The Netherlands. The spunbonded nonwoven goes primarily into the automotive, industrial roofing and flooring markets. Colback is the only nonwovens technology employed by BASF.

"We are optimistic about opportunities for Colback products," Ray Dean, group vice president, Industrial Fibers and Polymers, said in announcing the expansion. "The expansion will enhance our ability to supply our key markets on a broader basis. Although the expansion is targeted for North American markets, we feel it is indicative of strong demand for Colback products worldwide."
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Title Annotation:BASF Corp. Fibers Div., 'Colback' spun-bonded nonwoven fabrics
Publication:Nonwovens Industry
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Sep 1, 1991
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