Ahlstrom-Munksjö has strengthened its Filtration business’s manufacturing platform by completing a major investment in its plant in Madisonville, Kentucky, USA.

The €23 million investment, which was announced in October 2016, is one of several that Ahlstrom-Munksjö has made to expand its filtration manufacturing capabilities globally, in response to growing demand for high performance filtration material for engine and industrial applications.

“We can be proud of what we have accomplished in Madisonville, delivering this major investment successfully in time and on budget,” said Fulvio Capussotti, Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s EVP Filtration and Performance. “This investment significantly strengthens our technical capabilities in the region, supporting the industry with sustainable filtration solutions, and increases our production capacity in the US. It brings new unique product capabilities to the plant, making Madisonville a solid platform to support future needs of our customers.”

Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Filtration and Performance business area develops and produces filtration materials for transportation as well as industrial applications. It also produces glass fiber media for flooring products and wind turbine blades and makes nonwoven materials for automotive, construction, textile, hygiene applications and wallcover materials.