Perlon Group breaks ground to support future growth at their Hahl Inc. / Lexington SC site

Tue March 7, 2017

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Perlon® - The Filament Company has approved plans to expand the existing Hahl Inc. site at 126 Glassmaster Rd, Lexington, SC.   The new building will serve as a 5-story on-site pallet warehouse and is being planned to be completed by end of May.

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The new warehouse has become necessary to free up space in the current production facility to support future growth in the United States.  This will ultimately increase US production to better support local customers. Modification of existing machinery is underway, one additional production line is already being shipped to the Lexington plant.  

By adding approx. 7,600 sq ft with the new warehouse, the total footprint  that Hahl Inc. utilizes for production, warehousing and secondary processes in the Lexington area will be 94,000sq ft.

The Hahl Inc. (Lexington) site manufactures a comprehensive range of filament products for multiple end user segments:

Synthetic bristles for brushes that are predominantly focused on technical / industrial applications.  Available products include Nylon (6, 66, 612, 610), Polypropylene, Polyester (PET & PBT).  This segment is supplemented with technical specialty bristle products imported from Perlon’s German production facilities. These products include fine-diameters, conductive, anti-static, heat resistant, UL94VO rated and Personal Care filaments.

The synthetic abrasive filaments product range (Nylon 612, 610 and 6) offers grit types of silicon carbide, aluminum oxide and ceramic all produced at the Lexington facility.  These abrasive products are complemented with imported technical specialty items, namely fine diameter abrasives, metal-detectable filament, diamond abrasive grit, AbraMaxx abrasive, HT250 abrasive and Multi-Brasif product lines.

The full line of monofilament products (PP, PET, PBT, PE, Nylon 6, Nylon 66, Nylon 12, Nylon 610, PVDF, along with several proprietary blends) are used mainly in Industrial textiles to support applications in automotive, aerospace, mining, food and drug manufacturing, erosion control, medical, agricultural, sports, communications, electronics, housing and in the near future Paper Machine Clothing (PMC).

If you have additional questions about our comprehensive range of filament products please visit our website www.perlon.com

Perlon® - The Filament Company – is the world’s leading manufacturer of synthetic filaments and generates annual sales of about 135 million US$, employs more than 750 people and operates from seven locations in Germany, USA, China and Korea.

The Perlon Group is a member of the Serafin diversified group of companies, whose family philosophy of entrepreneurial tradition dates back more than 150 years. Following the principle “responsibility derived from tradition”, Serafin invests in, and develops companies whilst applying this foundation with all stakeholders. The group of companies employs 3000 people and generates revenues of €500m. Serafin’s development is complimented through the expertise of advisory board members Prof. Dr. Bernd Gottschalk, Wolfgang Ley and Prof. Dr. Heinrich von Pierer.