Berry Global Group Inc. announced the capital investment in its global meltblown nonwoven fabric capacity for South America. This investment further strengthens the company’s global reach and position as a nonwovens manufacturer. This line is Berry’s first meltblown asset, based on its Meltex™ technology, to be located in South America and continues to support the demand for health and wellness products.
With continued demand for face masks globally, Berry has been working closely with customers to help ensure production and supply. The investment will bring more than 400 metric tons of Meltex meltblown nonwoven material to the region, which will enable production of more than 500 million surgical-grade masks per year.
The new asset will be operational in the March 2021 quarter, will be placed at an existing Berry production facility in South America, and will focus on the production of materials for ASTM L2, L3, and N95 masks. The new line will be upgraded with Berry’s patented charging technology post installation.