The producer of polypropylene staple fibers, International Fibres Group Ltd. (IFG), Bradford/UK, has invested around € 1.3 million in a new R&D plant, positioned at IFG Asota in Linz/Austria.
Asota becomes the development center for the Group, which also has sites in Belgium, UK and the USA. The facility was officially opened in September 2019.
The new test facility was designed in cooperation with international biopolymer specialists at the University of Maastricht/Belgium and sets clear goals in terms of sustainability. Fibers from IFG are exported globally from their 4 sites, and can be found worldwide in carpets, geotextiles, home furnishings and car textiles, alongside niche products such as coverings for tennis courts and fibers for filtration.