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Jul 8, 2021
Avgol expands production in Russia 09:30 Avgol , an Israeli producer of nonwoven fabrics for the global hygiene market, has announced a three-tier investment at its Russian site. × The investment will further enhance the company's global position and help it to expand into new areas. The largest part of the investment in Russia is the addition of a high-speed, high-capacity flexible Reicofil 5 production line, which will provide greater production capacity for growing regional markets and support the release of new Avgol technologies, said Avgol's CEO Tommi Bjornman. “Serving the growing baby diaper, adult incontinence and feminine hygiene markets along with satisfying sustained demand for melt-blown filtration and medical materials, this investment will enable Avgol to deliver an improved degree of service across the entire area while consolidating and strengthening our existing position,” he says. Avgol, an Indorama Ventures Limited company, offers a comprehensive range of ultra-lightweight spun-melt nonwoven fabrics to the global hygiene market. The latest investment, Avgol's third line in Russia, will include biocomponent and corresponding high-loft capabilities thus producing materials for applications that meet the needs of upper tier products for hygiene customers. In addition to the R5 line, Avgol will add a melt-blown line as well as a new line offering cutting-edge lamination capabilities at the Russia site. These investments will not only enhance Avgol's offerings to its existing markets but will also allow it to explore new opportunities. The investment will also significantly support further sustainable product development in Avgol under its innovative FIT (Forward Innovative Thinking) strategy. “The RF5 line, melt-blown line and lamination capabilities will provide us a powerful set of platforms as a base from which to provide high-value products for our customers,” says Bjornman. “It will enable us to further diversify the Avgol innovation portfolio while remaining true to our roots. Avgol is committed to the future of nonwoven fabrics with a particular focus on bringing polyolefins forward as viable resins in single-use articles,” he said. “We are excited to bring new assets, new capabilities, and new technologies that will challenge customer expectations of the nonwoven fabric industry.” This investment will make the Russian production facility the second largest site for Avgol after the company's North American site in Mocksville, NC.