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Major Expansion at Monadnock Non-Wovens LLC

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Major Expansion at Monadnock Non-Wovens LLC

 

Monadnock Non-Wovens LLC (MNW) announces the completion of a million dollar expansion of its Mount Pocono, PA facility. This concludes a three-year process development program to install the world's first Halar® melt blown line.

Halar ECTFE, a fluoropolymer produced by Solvey Solexis®, is used in a wide variety of applications. Its remarkable properties include high resistance to chemical attack, extremely low shedding, resistance to ultraviolet radiation, and even stability in ozonated water often used in the electronics or pharmaceutical industry. It is also hydrophobic and chemically inert for use in the chemical process industry as a coating or lining. 
 
Until recently, commercial quantities of melt blown media in rolls from 6 to 70 inch slit widths typically in 1.6, 3, and 12 oz/yd2 have not been available. Rowland Griffin, Technical Director of MNW explains, "This important development enables a wide variety of process users and filter manufacturers to apply the ultra-clean and highly resistant Halar properties in cartridge, bag and flat stock media. Its application can be as wide ranging as support or pre-filtration media to other PTFE or PVDF membranes or even replacing membranes altogether with lower cost absolute rated depth filters of Halar.  Other important applications include composites to form RFP tapes used to line pipes or other critical components." 
 
Monadnock Non-Wovens is a well-established division of Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. of New Hampshire. The division was formed to make composites of paper and melt blown polypropylene for acuum bags. Since then the company has diversified its roll goods for use in Homeland Security, face masks, battery separators, appliances and filtration. Now less than 20% of production is used in the vacuum bag market.
 
"We are very excited about achieving this breakthrough adding a world class expertise and new jobs to the NE Pennsylvania manufacturing economy," says Keith Hayward, Managing Director, MNW.
 
Rowland Griffin
Monadnock Non-Wovens LLC
Pocono Business Park
Industrial Park Drive and Park Court
Mount Pocono PA 18344
tel: 570-839-9210
www.mpm.com
rgriffin@mpm.com