EVANSVILLE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) announced an investment towards the expansion of its spunmelt nonwoven capacity in Statesville, North Carolina. The Statesville facility will install $8 million of new equipment and enhance existing production lines, allowing Berry to further optimize its production of in-demand spunmelt applications used in the fabrication of medical gowns, face masks, and other personal protection equipment.
This investment reflects Berry’s commitment to meet the growing demand for premium spunmelt applications in the hygiene and healthcare markets. The increased capacity will support products used for personal protection equipment like medical gowns and masks, as well as those used in hygiene applications such as baby diapers, adult incontinence, and feminine care. These spunbond and spunmelt products will include Berry’s proprietary technology developments which provide consumers with improved visual, tactile, and comfort attributes. Adding to the Company’s expansive global footprint, the Statesville expansion further supports localized converting for healthcare products in North America.
“We are excited to announce this investment as our Statesville site plays an important role in our global nonwoven footprint. This expansion supports our ability to provide maximum output for our products,” said Robert Weilminster, General Manager for Berry’s Hygiene business in the United States and Canada.
The announcement of this additional investment further highlights Berry’s commitment to provide the highest level of protection materials. The additional equipment and expanded capacity are expected to be operational in December 2021.
Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY), headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, is committed to its mission of ‘Always Advancing to Protect What’s Important,’ and proudly partners with its customers to provide them with value-added protective solutions that are increasingly light-weighted and easier to recycle or reuse. The Company is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative rigid, flexible, and nonwoven products used every day within consumer and industrial end markets. Berry, a Fortune 500 company, has over 48,000 employees and generated $12.6 billion of pro forma net sales in fiscal year 2019, from operations that span over 290 locations on six continents. For additional information, visit Berry’s website at berryglobal.com.