21. June 2018 | News, Views & Markets
Glatfelter opens airlaid facility in Fort Smith, ArkansasGlatfelter held the grand opening of its first newly-constructed facility and Advanced Airlaid Materials’ first facility located within the United States. It is the Company’s third airlaid facility in total, and complements its facilities in Gatineau, Canada and Falkenhagen, Germany. The additional 22,000 short tons of production capacity increases the Company’s total global airlaid materials capacity to approximately 129,000 short tons, making Glatfelter the largest producer of airlaid materials in the world.
Glatfelter’s airlaid materials are found in a wide range of personal care products, including feminine hygiene and adult incontinence products, specialty wipes, tabletop, and homecare applications. The Fort Smith facility primarily supplies material to the specialty wipes market.