The producer of nonwovens Berry Global Group, Inc., Evansville, IN/USA, invests in its global meltblown nonwovens fabric capacity for South America. This line is Berry’s 1st meltblown asset, based on its Meltex technology,
to be located in South America and continues to support the demand for health and wellness products.
With continued demand for face masks globally, Berry has been working closely with customers to help ensure production and supply. The investment will bring more than 400 tons of Meltex meltblown nonwovens material to the region, which will enable production of more than 500 million surgical-grade masks per year.
The new asset will be operational in the 1st quarter 2021, will be placed at an existing Berry production facility in South America. The new line will be upgraded with Berry’s patented charging technology post installation.