The technical textiles manufacturer Porcher Industries SA, Badinières/France, has announced the appointment of Jean Marc Senecot as the new Global Head of R&D for the Porcher Industries group. Senecot will lead the delivery of all new product development and technology projects, mainly in the areas of lightweighting, safety technologies and recycling through life cycle analysis.
The commitment is also highlighted by including R&D centers in key global sites, including a new plant in Zheigang/China. Inaugurated in 2018, this site is dedicated initially to the manufacture of technical textiles for the local automotive market, closely followed by the aerospace and industrial sectors. This Chinese production facility with a cash investment of US$ 50 million boasts state of the art technology. In the USA, a new US$ 7 million purposebuilt facility in Dansville, VA/USA, will also open. And throughout 2019 and 2020, a new Centre of Excellence will be created in Saint Julien en Saint Alban/ France, through the merging of the 2 existing sites of La Voulte/France and Saint Julien en Saint Alban/France. This new CoE will showcase Porcher Industries’ specific technology and expertise for Rubber Coated Yarns production and development.