BELGIUM (News release) -- Ahlstrom-Munksjö is on track expanding production capacity at its Malmedy plant in Belgium, specialized in the production of nonwovens for wallcovering. The EUR 10 million investment, announced in January 2020, will double the capacity of the plant and diversify the production to also cover filtration materials. The investment will create some 40 new jobs locally.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a leading supplier of wallcovering materials with an extensive range of nonwovens for the high-end segment. The market for high-end wallcoverings is expected to continue to grow due to increased demand for digitally printed wallcoverings, new and innovative textures and colors, supported by increased customers' demand for home decoration and new trends in interior design.
In the filtration market, Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a leading global supplier of high quality filtration materials for industrial and transportation segments.
"This investment will further strengthen Ahlstrom-Munksjö's position in delivering unique fiber-based solutions for both wallcovering and filtration markets. It highlights our agility in responding to changes in market demand and enables us to support our customers also in the future," says Pierre Mary, Vice President, Nonwovens and Abrasives.