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Berry starts Spinlace line in North Carolina and takes a stand to expand its healthcare products

The leading nonwovens manufacturer has announced the start of its Spinlace line in Mooresville, NC and has markedly prioritized the production of its healthcare products such as surface disinfectant wipes and masks amidst the global pandemic of COVID-19.

March 27, 2020

With the announcement of the new Spinlace line in Mooresville, North Carolina in the U.S., Berry Global has also stood up for providing healthcare products to combat the COVID-19. The nonwovens manufacturer is supplying leading healthcare and consumer brand companies around the world to create products in high demand amidst this global pandemic which certainly is the most critical issues of our times.

At the end of January this year, Berry Global had stated its prime concern of expanding the healthcare production in its manufacturing facilities in China, North America and Europe in regard to prevention against the coronavirus. Berry has shifted capacity in the U.S. to supply maximum products designed in response to the increased demand for healthcare materials which include materials for hard surface disinfectant wipes and face masks. While in Europe, the company’s meltblown lines are running around the clock to manufacture materials for face masks and other healthcare uses, such as materials used in blood filtration.

Concurrently, the company has also announced the commercialization of its new Spinlace production line in Mooresville, NC. A USD 50 million investment, the asset is running at full production rates, providing an incremental 17,000 metric tons of annual capacity to the marketplace. The Spinlace asset is focused on various wipes applications serving the healthcare, hygiene, household cleaning, foodservice and industrial markets. This further secures Berry’s leadership position in the manufacturing of hard surface disinfectant wipes.

“We are very excited to begin commercial shipments from our third proprietary Spinlace asset in the United States. The technology provides customers with the ability to design customized products imparting flexibility in strength, image or branding, functionality, raw materials selection and much more,” says Mark Siebert, EVP & GM of Berry’s Health and Specialties, United States and Canada.

Along with to its nonwoven production, Berry also provides packaging for a number of in-demand items, such as disinfectants, hand sanitizers, and soaps. The company has three chief divisions- Health, Hygiene, and Specialties; Consumer Packaging; and Engineered Materials. It covers markets such as: Beverages, Building & Construction, Filtration, Food, Foodservice, Healthcare, Household Hygiene, Industrial & Transportation, and Beauty & Personal Care. The company is the world’s leader in manufactured aerosol caps, and also provides one of the most extensive lines of container products.

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