MANHEIM, Pa.—Fenner Precision Polymers has cut the ribbon on a new treatment line for coating fabrics and textiles for the aerospace, energy and infrastructure markets.
The Michelin-owned company opened the new $4 million fabric treatment line Feb. 26 at its headquarters in southeastern Pennsylvania, where local representatives and leaders joined Fenner officials on a tour of how the treatment process works—from the application of specialty resins to the drying methods and measurements of the proper thickness of the dried coatings.
"Fenner Precision Polymers is a shining example of what it will take to rebuild our local, state and national economies," said Pennsylvania Sen. Ryan Aument. "At every level of the organization, team members collaborate to bring about the type of innovation that puts Pennsylvania on the map and our citizens back to work. I could not be more proud of their efforts and the engineered solutions they create together here in Manheim."
Fenner officials also discussed sustainability and environmental controls to support "clean, safe and healthy air standards," according to a press release from Fenner.
"We see this as just one part of a much larger growth story for our company," said Jack Krecek, divisional managing director, Fenner Precision Polymers. "It's an investment in our company as well as the surrounding community. In fact, we anticipate filling several new positions to support this operation, and that benefits everyone."
Fenner has 800 employees worldwide and works in rubber, silicone and polyurethane, cured and uncured products, as well as coated and uncoated fabrics. The company produces hoses and belts, as well as specialty composite materials. The Fenner Precision Polymers Group includes Fenner PLC, James Dawson and Fenner Drives.