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Westphal joins Concert Industries.

James Westphal, a North American expert in air laid technology, has jointed Concert Industries, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, as chief operating officer, effective July 1. Mr. Westphal will oversee the company's first production line. As dry forming product manager for ABB Industrial Drying, a division of the Swiss Asea Brown Boveri group, Mr. Westphal is a marketing and technical expert for Dan-Webforming air laid technology. In early 1990, he installed and trained operating personnel at the first commercial latexbonded air laid plant in Canada for Merfin Hygienic Products.

Concert Industries will manufacture and distribute parent rolls of specialized absorbent air laid products in North America using the Dan-Webforming process under the "CelluWeb" tradename. Initial capacity is set for 4000 metric tons per year, with an expansion to 6000 metric tons already in the works. Commerical production is set to begin in the fourth quarter of 1993.
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Date:Jul 1, 1993
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