Ahlstrom-Munksjö Kentucky Factory for Vinyl Flooring Substrate Underway

Helsinki, Finland, January 31, 2022-Ahlstrom-Munksjö has signed the majority of the main contracts for civil works and machinery to build a new glass fiber tissue line facility located in Madisonville, Kentucky.

The construction of the building will start in February 2022. The building and civil works are scheduled to be fully completed in summer 2023. The location of the new building is next to the existing Ahlstrom-Munksjö production site developing and producing filtration materials for transportation and industrial applications.

This $68 million investment is a step ahead in Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s global growth strategy in glass fiber tissue markets. The new line will produce a full range of glass fiber tissue nonwovens, with a main focus on luxury vinyl tiles and vinyl sheet materials for the flooring industry of North America. This line represents state-of-the-art foam forming glass fiber tissue technology, and the customer deliveries from the new line are expected to start in mid-2023.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a producer of fiber-based materials, supplying innovative with the goal of expanding the role of fiber-based solutions for sustainable everyday life. Its offering includes filter materials, release liners, food and beverage processing materials, decor papers, abrasive and tape backings, electrotechnical paper, glass fiber materials, medical fiber materials, diagnostics and energy storage solutions, as well as a range of specialty papers for industrial and consumer end-uses.