Sandler broke ground on its fifth nonwovens production site
German Sandler is investing in the hygiene market. Set to complete work on a EUR 17 million production facility—its fifth—in Schwarzenbach/Saale, Germany by the end of 2015, the nonwovens producer will next invest EUR 26 million in a new nonwovens line targeting hygiene markets in the 22,750-square-meter plant
The investment will help expand Sandler’s role in the important hygiene market where its nonwovens are already valued for their soft touch and gentle feel. These characteristics have already won these nonwovens in applications such as the top sheet of diapers, feminine hygiene products and adult incontinence items, as stretchable nonwovens in diaper ears and other closure systems and as a fluid handling layer to quickly transport fluid away from the body, distribute it evenly and transport it to the absorbent core.
Excavations for the new plant, which will be similar in size and design to its fourth plant, began in March. Sandler has also began construction on a new administration building on the Schwarzenbach/Saale site. This four story building will entail 1600 m2.
“For more than 135 years we have been closely connected with our Schwarzenbach location and we will continue to invest in the expansion of our competence centre,” says CEO Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler. “The commissioning of our new production line will create up to 50 new jobs. These investments take us one step further towards the realisation of new textile concepts for the versatile market of hygiene products. Our new plant will enable us to render our processes even more efficient and the new administration building will provide our staff with the best possible work environment.”