Leigh Fibers is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and as part of the celebration is introducing a state-of-the-art piece of equipment that it says will open up new nonautomotive markets for the company and its customers.
“The new thermal-bonded Airlay line will help expedite fiber development and help us to better understand the fiber’s value in the finished product. Continuing to invest in the value that recycled fibers creates in the nonwoven market will shorten the development process for new engineered fibers and allow the company to better communicate the advantages of the overall product to both the customer and the end consumer,” the company said in a news release.
The new equipment demonstrates the company’s long-term commitment to developing new technologies and processes for its customers.
“The company wants to assure partners that this new technology will not compete with them in the market and is specifically designed to better support them in a tight labor and supply chain environment,” the company said.
Family-owned Leigh Fibers, based in Wellford, South Carolina, manufactures engineered fiber solutions for several markets, including automotive, bedding, caskets, furniture, apparel, acoustic insulation, sporting equipment, specialty fibers and more.