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Martex Fiber Completes Spartanburg Plant Expansion

Martex Fiber Southern Corp., Charlotte, has completed the expansion of its Spartanburg Fiber Division plant. The company has installed a fiber reclamation line that will produce additional value-added fibers for use in automotive, upholstery and yarn applications. The expansion is part of Martex Fiber’s No Fiber Left Behind program in which it strives to send zero textile waste to landfills by recycling all textile waste it purchases.

“The expansion increased Spartanburg’s plant capacity by over 20 percent, further expanding our ability to create valuable outlets for the over 160 million pounds per year of pre- and post-consumer cotton and cotton-polyester textile waste that Martex Fiber keeps out of landfills,” said Jamie Jarrett, general manager, Martex Fiber Southern Corp.’s Fiber Division.

The company also is expanding its Brownsville, Texas, manufacturing facility as part of the No Fiber Left Behind program. That expansion will increase capacity by 11 million pounds per year and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of this year.

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