BOBINGEN, Germany- Johns Manville announced plans to invest in a new polyester spunbond production line at the Johns Manville GmbH operation in Bobingen, Germany.
The new line, which represents an investment of more than 30 million Euro for Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is part of a strategic plan to meet the rising demand for roofing carriers made of polyester spunbonds. It will utilize state-of-the-art technology and increase spunbond capacity at this location by more than 30 percent.
"Increased demand in the fast-growing Central and Eastern European markets, as well as the need to further strengthen our presence in Western Europe, requires additional capacity," says Dr. Enno Henze, European business manager, Construction Materials & Systems. "This new line, with a capacity in excess of 10,000 tons per year, will be built with Johns Manville's advanced spinning and binder technology, which will enable further improvements in product properties ...With the start of the new production line in 2006, a new generation of polyester spunbond products, with reduced area weight and optimized application properties, will expand the DuraSpun TM product range."