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US' Monadnock celebrates 25 years of meltblown innovations

02 Feb '24
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Pic: Monadnock Non-Wovens
Pic: Monadnock Non-Wovens

Monadnock Non-Wovens (MNW) recently celebrated 25 years of manufacturing meltblown media for a wide range of markets and applications. Originally, MNW produced nonwoven filtration media for vacuum bags. Since then, it has evolved to design new and more high-performance technical products particularly in Automotive and Filtration media.

MNW’s ability to re-invent itself was crucial in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and recommendations from the CDC in late 2019. MNW began taking contracts to produce meltblown for surgical facemasks to help stem the spread of the virus.

Since the development of HPAM in 2018, MNW has become an established, reputable, and specified media supplier to the global automotive industry offering Monadnock HPAM high-performance acoustic media.

Early in 2023, MNW introduced HTAC, a high-temperature anti-corrosive composite media. It is made with ECTFE resin to meet the market need for high-performance filtration and protective media for semiconductor production, paper and pulp manufacturing, chemical storage/transport, and biotechnology, the company said in a press release.

The most recent product development is a super-hydrophilic meltblown material. As a wicking layer it has very desirable viscous liquid transport properties for use in applications where a dry surface is a necessity. Launch plans include a nursing pad distribution layer and potentially washable absorbent mats and cores used in personal care and pet products. “We have already commercialised the product in hygiene absorbent core applications,” said MNW president Jim Cree.

“It is an interesting time to be in the industrial nonwovens industry,” added Cree. “More and more customers are shifting their innovation sourcing from Asia to North America. With over 25 years of experience, we are well positioned to enter new markets for innovative high-performance composite media.”

A fitting tribute to a quarter century of innovation, MNW’s new website highlights its broad capabilities and the markets it serves. Today, it is possible to find specialty fabrics and lofted nonwovens for sound attenuation, biotechnology, filtration, and other industrial and personal care applications.

For five years now, MNW has manufactured its products with 100 per cent renewable electricity – continuing to support new renewable resource development through the investment in Green-e certified energy projects.

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