Ober To Add Spunlaced Line.
Roll goods producer Ober S/A, Sao Paulo, Brazil, plans to invest
$15 million for the addition of a spunlaced nonwovens line. The 12,000
square meter line--which is expected to be onstream at the end of
2000--will have a capacity of 80 linear meters per minute. The new line
is expected to add $11 million to Ober's sales in 2001 and reach a
projected $36 million in 2003. Ober produces nonwoven roll goods for the
footwear, automotive, industrial filtration and wipes markets.