Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY) today announced that it has commercialized and started shipping product from its Reicofil R5 asset in Nanhai, China. With bi-component and high-loft soft capabilities, Berry’s is only the third R5 start-up in the world.
“The Asia region, and China in particular, has historically set the global standard for high-loft, soft materials for the hygiene market,” said Berry’s Chairman and CEO Tom Salmon. “Investing in a state-of-the-art Reicofil R5 asset in China allows us to maximize innovation and provide differentiated capabilities, to ultimately enhance performance and comfort for consumers.”
Berry’s investment in the R5 technology, in combination with its proprietary raw material blends, fiber configurations, and unique bond patterns, demonstrates the Company’s commitment to the Asia region and to continuous innovation.
The first commercial samples were unveiled at SINCE, the Shanghai International Nonwovens Conference & Exhibition, in December 2019, followed by an official ribbon cutting ceremony at the Nanhai facility.
“Demand for the new materials has been very strong and we look forward to working closely with our customers to help them win in this exciting and competitive marketplace,” said Salmon.