Berry Global Group, Inc. recently announced an investment in the expansion of its spunmelt nonwoven capacity in Statesville, N.C. The Statesville facility will install $8 million of new equipment and enhance existing production lines, allowing Berry to further optimize its production of in-demand spunmelt applications.

Berry reports that the increased capacity will support products used for personal protection equipment like medical gowns and masks, as well as those used in hygiene applications such as baby diapers, adult incontinence, and feminine care. These spunbond and spunmelt products will include Berry’s proprietary technology developments that reportedly provide consumers with improved visual, tactile, and comfort attributes.

“We are excited to announce this investment as our Statesville site plays an important role in our global nonwoven footprint,” said Robert Weilminster, general manager for Berry’s Hygiene business in the U.S. and Canada. “This expansion supports our ability to provide maximum output for our products.”

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