Neenah Increases Capacity of Cranemat® Wet Laid Nonwoven Membrane Substrate for Liquid Filtration and Separation Sectors
Alpharetta, GA, January 22, 2020 – Neenah Technical Materials, a subsidiary of Neenah Inc. (NYSE: NP) is pleased to announce an investment to increase production capacity for Cranemat® to support continued strong growth in water filtration.
“Factors such as rapid industrialization and population development have led to a growing demand for clean water globally, which increases demand for effective reverse osmosis and other filtration solutions,” said Christoph Stenzel, Vice President Sales & Marketing Global Filtration. “This investment illustrates a strong commitment to our global strategic customers to support the rapid growth in this category as well as a great opportunity to expand into new areas and with new customers.”
Cranemat® is the registered trademark name for Neenah’s line of polyester and polyolefin wet laid nonwoven membrane substrates, designed for the liquid filtration and membrane separation sectors. Known for its reliability and uniformity in the membrane casting process, Cranemat® contributes to enhanced membrane performance and efficiencies. From its versatile uses in flat sheet, spiral wound elements, plate and frame for MBR, and disc filtration, Cranemat® comes in various grades, designed for Microfiltration, Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis. These filters are used in desalination of salt, brackish and industrial process water, as well as industries such as electronics, dairy, juice, e-coat, mining, medical and pharmaceutical.
The Cranemat® business, based in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, was acquired by Neenah in 2014 and has steadily grown since that time. Continuous improvements in quality and resulting increasing demand from customers have led to the need for increased capacity for Neenah’s Cranemat® products. Utilizing an available idled machine, with a modest capital investment the additional capacity will almost double current capacity and be available by the end of 2020.
Learn more about Cranemat® products at www.neenahfiltration.com
About Neenah, Inc.
Neenah is a leading global specialty materials company focused on premium niche markets that value performance and image. Key products and markets include advanced filtration media, specialized performance substrates used for digital transfer, tape and abrasive backings, labels and other products, and premium printing and packaging papers. The Company is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia and its products are sold in over 80 countries worldwide from manufacturing operations in the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom. Additional information can be found at the Company’s web site, www.neenah.com.
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