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Synthetic Industries moving into nonwovens.

Synthetic Industries, as the nation's second largest carpet backing supplier, is now seriously pursuing the nonwoven roll goods market. A new high technology manufacturing plant with the finest state-of-the-art equipment and machinery systems and well versed personnel will begin production in June. Located in Ringgold, Georgia, the new 60,000 sq. foot facility is part of Synthetic Industries' Specialty Products Division.

Synthetic Industries enjoys an outstanding reputation in the marketplace for product integrity, service and dependability. The serious entry into the nonwovens industry is just another step in broadening its base in value-added areas.

The firm is highly diversified in the area of fiber applications in geotextiles, floorcovering, wall covering, automotive, marine, filtration, furniture construction and binder fibers. Specialized products include solution-dyed polypropylene, self extinguishing fiber, polyethylene, cut lengths from one half inch to six inches and uncrimped fiber.

The newest nonwovens line will use polypropylene fiber from its Chicamauga, Georgia, operations. These nonwovens roll goods are targeting the growing geotextiles markets in such areas as landfill and pond liners, soil stabilization and erosion control projects, as well as environmental applications.

With a history of carefully planned expansion and market evaluation, Synthetic Industries is already planning to enlarge this newest nonwovens facility to approximately 125,000 sq. feet during the next five years.

With some 2000 employees worldwide, Synthetic Industries' largest fiber and backing plant in Chicamauga, covers nearly 800,000 sq. feet. Other facilities include a needle plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a 210,000 sq. foot distribution center in Dalton, Georgia and the firm's Lumite Division in Gainesville, Georgia.

On the international scene, the firm operates manufacturing plants in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
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Title Annotation:10th Annual Show in Print of the International Nonwovens Industry
Publication:Nonwovens Industry
Date:May 1, 1992
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