SAERTEX USA acquires Fiber Glass Industries equipment

SAERTEX USA has acquired Fiber Glass Industries' knitting equipment and nonwoven production capacity and will use it to focus on marine and industrial applications.

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SAERTEX USA LLC (Huntersville, N.C., USA) reported on Oct. 30 that it has acquired Fiber Glass Industries’ (Amsterdam, N.Y., USA) knitting equipment and non-woven production capacity, in order to better support customers with premium textile reinforcements.

With this additional equipment, SAERTEX will expand its focus in North America on the marine and industrial markets. The marine industry, in particular, says SAERTEX, will enjoy increased flexibility in product customization and wider access to the product portfolio of composite solutions from SAERTEX – like SAERcore, a reinforcement textile consisting of sandwich complexes with any desired core and cover materials.

With this acquisition, SAERTEX will also continue its advancement into the Brazilian market with its newest facility – SAERTEX Brasil in Indaiatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil. This latest addition to the SAERTEX Group, which began production in 2014, is working to prove its long-term commitment to this market by increasing its current annual production capacity from 5,000 tons to 15,000 tons of non-crimp multiaxial reinforcements in 2015.

 “We are excited to install the machines, increasing the availability of our product line to growing markets across North and South America,” says Dr. Christian Kissinger, general manager of SAERTEX USA. “With our global reach, enhanced production capacities and continued attention to superior quality, SAERTEX is well positioned to continue serving our broad range of new and existing customers across a variety of industries.”