Ahlstrom-Munksjö adds glass microfiber media line at Turin plant

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has completed its investment in additional capacity for both filtration and energy storage materials at its plant in Turin, Italy.

Panoramic view of Turin, Italy
Panoramic view of Turin, Italy - Image © Alessandro Cristiano - stock.adobe.com.

The new state-of-the-art line in Turin is designed to produce glass microfiber media. The line will serve applications where glass microfiber media is required, supporting Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s growth initiatives in industrial filtration as well as in absorbed glass matt (AGM), a key component in lead acid batteries. The new line will also be able to deliver online saturated filter media, supporting the increasing global demand for filtration media.

“This capacity increase in Turin is an important step for Ahlstrom-Munksjö,” said Giuseppe Costa, vice president, Filtration & Performance Solutions Asia and EMEA at Ahlstrom-Munksjö. “This investment supports our company’s strategic ambition to maintain a leading position in growth niches of the global filtration markets such as clean rooms, HVAC and hydraulic applications.”

“Ahlstrom-Munksjö has responded to growing customer demand by successively expanding its global filtration manufacturing capabilities through several new and expansionary investments in the past few years,” said Daniele Borlatto, Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s executive vice president, Filtration & Performance Solutions. “With this new investment, our company again proves its dedication to the filtration market, and additionally, its readiness to become a key supplier in media for energy storage.”

This latest investment follows on from the restart of one of the saturators in the Turin plant, enabling Ahlstrom-Munksjö to deliver additional capacity and effectively support customer demands for high-performance filtration media.