Low & Bonar’s division Bonar, a multinational group of producers and suppliers of performance technical textiles operating worldwide, has announced that it will be building a new factory at Changzhou, in the Yangtze river delta near Shanghai, China. The new factory will use Bonar’s unique Colback technology to supply the fast growing and important carpet tile backing and automotive markets in Asia.
In the flooring industry, Colback is widely used as a primary backing in carpet tiles, high-grade patterned wall-to-wall carpeting and walk-off mats. The dimensional and thermal stability of Colback prevents carpets from bowing and skewing during processing and makes installation, especially pattern repeat, easier.
The total cost of the investment will be circa € 32m spread over two years, starting towards the end of this year, and will be funded from Bonar’s own resources. Production is expected to commence in 2016, and sales and technical support will be provided by the recently formed team located in Shanghai.