Hollingsworth & Vose to acquire Fiberweb’s AQF line

Hollingsworth & Vose says that the acquisition of the Fiberweb AQF line will allow the company to better serve the growing global market need for gas phase filter media.

“By adding this complementary technology and North American production asset, including improved testing capabilities, H&V is increasing the breadth of our technological capabilities,” said Mike Clark, vice president and general manager of the Hollingsworth & Vose High Efficiency & Specialty Filtration Business Unit.

“The AQF technology coupled with H&V’s AFM platform and other existing technologies within H&V provides an opportunity to develop gas-phase filtration media for new applications in air and liquid filtration,” said Per Lindblom, director of Global Product Marketing, AFM, at Hollingsworth & Vose.

The AQF production line will be relocated from the Fiberweb plant in Simpsonville, South Carolina to Hollingsworth & Vose’s Floyd, Virginia facility. Manufacturing in Virginia is expected to start by the fourth quarter of 2010.