>>
Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / PBI Performance Products to raise capacity of fire resistant fibres

PBI Performance Products to raise capacity of fire resistant fibres

14
Nov '08
PBI Performance Products, Inc. announced at its recent 25th Anniversary Open House that over the next 5 years it will invest 15 million dollars at its Rock Hill, SC facility to support the growing demand for its top-rated fire resistant fibers and will develop advanced polymer applications using its Celazole PBI polymer.

This will be the first major expansion since the original facility was started in 1983 and represents a 50% capacity increase that includes new state-of-the-art fiber spinning technology and newly developed processes for adapting Celazole PBI polymers to applications in separations, coatings and films. This investment is expected to create 19 new jobs, with at least 10 new jobs in the first year. The engineering design phase will take approximately 15 months with ground-breaking expected in 2010.

“The constantly growing number of applications where polybenzimidazole fibers and polymers have proven their value necessitates we invest in the future with expanded capacity and new process technology that will precede and surpass the expectations of the market.” explains Grant Reeves, President of PBI Performance Products.

“We will be proactive in this endeavor by continuing to maintain excess capacity for large programs, with direct support for research and development, global marketing to publicize PBI's unmatched physical properties and collaboration with the world's most respected designers and engineers. In its various forms and in sufficient quantities to support any program, PBI Performance Products will always be ready to supply PBI fibers and polymers . . . today, tomorrow and in the future.”

PBI Performance Products is the world's only producer of polybenzimidazole (PBI) fiber and polymer. PBI fiber is the most inherently flame-resistant and thermally stable fiber in the world, and PBI polymer is the highest performance engineering thermoplastic. PBI fiber will not burn in air, does not melt or drip, and will retain its strength and flexibility after exposure to flame.

PBI fibers form the backbone of various fabric blends, providing flame-resistance and thermal protection with the highest level of comfort, durability, and protection. PBI Performance Products works with end-users worldwide to develop and support the use of PBI in a wide spectrum of markets, including: protective clothing for fire service, military and industrial workers; semiconductor and electronics; and aerospace, automotive, and various other high temperature applications.

“We were pleased with the local and state support that provided the incentives to keep this strategic investment in Rock Hill”, commented Scott Groshans, VP of Operations. “We are proud of our accomplishments over the past 25 years that inspire us to take our plant to a new level of performance.”

“PBI Performance Products is a world leader in the advanced materials and fabrics industry, with product applications ranging from protective apparel to automotive brakes. The company's decision to expand its facility in Rock Hill is a strong testament that our state's business-friendly climate and quality workforce are working to grow existing businesses and attract new investment to South Carolina. Thanks to the team effort of state and local officials, York County will benefit from this investment,” said Joe Taylor, Secretary of Commerce.


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 25th May 2022

New York senate passes bill to ban harmful PFAS in apparel

The New York State senate recently passed a bill that prohibits the...

Pic: craig hastings | Dreamstime.com

Textiles | On 25th May 2022

German GDP rises by 0.2% in Q1 2022 over Q4 2021: Destatis

Germany’s GDP rose by 0.2 per cent in the first quarter (Q1) of 2022...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 25th May 2022

Businessmen in Bangladesh urge govt not to hike gas, power prices

Bangladesh businessmen have called for not raising gas and...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Instagram & fashion will go a long way together

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Occam's razor principle and purpose-driven innovations

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Delay in adopting water sustainability both financially & environmentally...

Stan Jewell,

Stan Jewell

Founded in 1921, Renfro Brands is a leading designer, manufacturer, and...

Ilker Hacioglu,

Ilker Hacioglu

Founded by three partners of French origin in 1988, LC Waikiki started its ...

Danielle Statham,

Danielle Statham

<font face="Work Sans"><span style="font-size: 16px;">Twenty-five years...

Giulio Cesareo, Directa Plus

Giulio Cesareo
Directa Plus

UK-based Directa Plus is one of the largest producers and suppliers...

 Natacha Defeche, Edana

Natacha Defeche
Edana

Since 1971, EDANA, the International association serving the nonwovens and ...

Frank Heislitz, Freudenberg Performance Materials

Frank Heislitz
Freudenberg Performance Materials

Freudenberg Performance Materials is a leading global manufacturer of...

Maria Camila Giraldo, Brand - Pam & Gela

Maria Camila Giraldo
Brand - Pam & Gela

Maria Camila Giraldo is a Colombian actress, writer and entrepreneur...

Archana Jaju, Label Archana Jaju

Archana Jaju
Label Archana Jaju

<b>Archana Jaju</b>’s Hyderabad-based eponymous label works with artisans...

Timna Weber, Label - Timna Weber

Timna Weber
Label - Timna Weber

London-based sustainable high-end eponymous womenswear label, by designer...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments

ESTEEMED CLIENTS

Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF)
NITI Aayog
Loris Bellini S.r.l.
Palexpo SA
Shanghai  Aige Exhibition Service Co., Ltd
Puma
NV Michel Van de Wiele
Hirdaramani International Export Private Limited
X-Rite Asia Pacific Limited (HK)
BTC Textiles LLC
Thermore (Far East) Ltd.
HYOSUNG CORPORATION INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
Marzoli Machines Textile s.r.l.
Colours India Inc
Target Corporation (MN)
Boardriders Asia Sourcing Limited
Recron Polyester from Reliance Industries Limited
The LYCRA Company Singapore  Pte. Ltd
Zünd Systemtechnik AG
John Varvatos
Splash
Zydex Industries
Truetzschler India Private Limited
Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft - India
Landmark Group
J ;& P Coats
Chori Company Limited
Centric Software
FESPA (Reigate)
Stahl Holdings B.V.,
Brandix Lanka Limited
OVS Hong Kong Sourcing Ltd.
Saurer Textile Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
SHAHI Exports Pvt Ltd
Nandan Denim Limited
Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Limited (TSllC Ltd)
Alison Hayes Romania
Rieter India Private Limited
Aramark Uniform ;& Career Apparel, LLC
CSGIA(China Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association)
Tory Burch Hong Kong Ltd
Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft
BTSR International S.P.A.
Bluesign Technologies Ag
China World International Exhibition Company Limited
International Textile Manufacturers Federation
SYNERGIES HONG KONG LIMITED
Brückner Trockentechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Rayonese Textile Inc., Division de Culp Inc.
Istanbul Fuarcilik A.S.
Huntsman (Singapore) Pte Ltd
GIOVANNI BOZZETTO S.p.A.
Tuyap Tum Fuarcilik Yapim A.S.
C;&A Sourcing International Ltd
Cat Tuong Real Estate Group Joint Stock Company
GERBER TECHNOLOGY LTD.
Vardhman Textile Ltd
EPCH
ZAITEX spa
G.A.S. unternehmenskommunikation gmbh
Hela Clothing Pvt Ltd
Amazon China
IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative
JES MEDIA, INC
Dow Silicones Corporation
Tradewind International Servicing
The Top Form Brassiere Manufacturing Company Limited
Lottmann Communications
COTTON COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL
Vianney Textil Hogar S.A. De C.V.
International Sourcing Expo Australia
BIRLA CENTURY A DIVISION OF CENTURY TEXTILES AND INDUSTRIES
Decathlon
GHCL LIMITED
Maceton Limited
Restoque S.A.
Color Service s.r.l.
Grasim Industries Limited
Lisa S.P.A.
Phong Phu international JSC (PPJ)
Comasia Limited
Guess Europe Sagl,
Sportmaster Ltd.
Pt. Peraga Nusantara Jaya Sakti
Lifestyle
TESCO INTERNATIONAL SOURCING LIMITED
Tchibo GmbH
Groz-Beckert East Asia LLP
APLF Limited
THE BOMBAY DYEING ;& MFG.CO. LTD
MAS Active / MAS Kreeda / MAS Bodyline
H. Stoll AG & Company KG
Weitmann & Konrad GmbH & Co. KG
Esprit Europe Services GmbH
Gap International Sourcing Limited
Thai Acrylic Fibre Company Limited
Arvind Limited
CGS Inc.
Aquarelle Clothing Limited
BIMBA ;& LOLA SL
Datacolor AG Europe
ITMA Services Pte Ltd
IKEA of Sweden AB
Xtema - Thomas Lebherz Textilmaschinen
Rosset ;& Cia Limited
EUROVET ASIA LTD
Applied DNA Sciences Inc
Lectra Technologies India Pvt Ltd.
Italian Trade Commission
G-Star Raw C.V.
Thai Trade Center
Infor (Hong Kong) Limited
Benetton Group
Savio Macchine Tessili S.P.A.
LC Waikiki
Walmart
Coats Digital Limited
DuPont de Nemours, Inc.,
BRINKMANN GMBH
Eastman Chemical Company
Midas Clothing Limited
Permoda(Koaj/Armi/Pronto/Bkul)
VNU Exhibitions Asia
SUZHOU TUE HI-TECH NONWOVEN MACHINERY CO.,LTD
PVH Corporation
Kern – Liebers Textile
Jindal Worldwide Limited
Tommy Hilfiger
Alix Partners
Haelixa AG
K AND D ITMACH EXPOSITIONS LLP
Indo Tex
Lacoste (Wanchai)
BIANCA
N9 World Technologies Private Limited
H;&M Hennes ;& Mauritz (Far East) Ltd
TEXVALLEY MARKET LIMITED
Groz-Beckert KG
TESTEX AG, Swiss Textile Testing Institute
Helly Hansen Far East Ltd
Flainox S.r.l.
Itema Weaving (India) Private Limited
Gokaldas Exports Limited
Kornit Digital Asia Pacific Ltd
Datatex Consulting Srl
Inter Expo Center Ltd.
The LYCRA Company Singapore  Pte. Ltd
Shima Seiki Mfg. Ltd.
Calvin Klein
Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH
EMBEE CORPORATION
DyStar India Pvt. Ltd
Gloria Jeans
Sateri (Jiujiang) Fiber Co.,Ltd
Asos
Jiangsu Yingyang Nonwoven Machinery Company Limited
Messe Duesseldorf
Nihalani Events Management
Deckers Outdoor (Guangzhou) Consultant Co., LTD.
Varner AS Retail
Indofil Industries Limited - Specialty & Performance Chemicals Division
Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
Officina Meccanica Dora Enrico Srl
KIABI
Etam Group Strategy Hong Kong Limited
Sainsbury's Argos Asia Limited
IFF Media Ag - International Media Services
TÜYAP IHTISAS FUARLARI A.S.
Gatsby Africa
Chico’ FAS
Eurofins BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd
Under Armour Global Sourcing Ltd
Mesdan SPA
Abit
Green Fibre
Seasalt Limited
Mayer & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG
Meera Dyestuff Industries
USTER
Recron Polyester from Reliance Industries Limited
Reiter India Private Limited
Desigual - ABASIC, S.A.
Babyshop
Page Industries Limited (Bangalore)
Aleph Srl
Newtech Textile Technology Development (Shanghai) Company Limited
FULGAR SpA
KAS Direct Sourcing
Copenhagen Fashion Summit
UBM China (Shanghai)
Sportswear Company Spa
Equinox Impex India
IIGM Private Limited
Performance Days
Woolmark Services India Pvt. Ltd.
Bluestem Global Sourcing Limited
T.T. Limited
Lululemon Athletica Inc

May 2022

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search