Bondex Inc., a manufacturer of thermally-bonded nonwoven substrates known around the world, recently announced that it will expand its manufacturing operations in Edgefield County, South Carolina.
Experts estimate that the project will add another $11.5 million from new investments, generating 17 new jobs at the company.
To fulfill its expansion, the company will expand its current manufacturing facility at 2 Maxwell Dr. in Trenton to house the new Spunlace manufacturing process.
“We are excited to move forward with our new expansion plans, investing $11.5 million in additional plant facilities and new Spunlace technology equipment, allowing Bondex to provide a wide range of Spunlace fabrics in various market segments,” Steven Fransoso, president of Bondex, said. “The support and assistance received from the state of South Carolina has been tremendous. A true partnership in action.”
In 1996, Bondex first began to manufacture thermally-bonded nonwoven substrates for medical, filtration, and electrical needs. In addition, the company uses horizontal lamination technology and vertical coating towers to provide a variety of flexible, quality laminate insulation material for the electrical market. Since then, the business has continued to grow.
“South Carolina’s manufacturing industry continues to thrive, and today’s announcement by Bondex is a testament to that,” Bobby Hitt, South Carolina Secretary of Commerce, said. “By further expanding its operations in our state, Bondex is making a statement that South Carolina is ‘Just right’ for business.”