Jacob Holm has simplified the supply chain for its production of Kevlar and Nomex protective fabric products. Jacob Holm will deliver Kevlar and Nomex directly from its production site. This site at one time belonged to DuPont and it’s from this site that DuPont first introduced the proprietary aramids containing spunlace technology to the market 31 years ago.
Jacob Holm acquired the site in 2014 and maintained production of the aramids containing protective fabrics while implementing significant production asset upgrades, quality enhancements, and other process improvements.
Jacob Holm is a global leader and innovator of spunlace nonwoven fabrics and finished goods. Founded in 1794 it has production facilities in France, Spain and US. It produces spunlace nonwovens for consumer wipes, industrial, beauty care, hygiene and health care markets.
For the past four years, Jacob Holm has sold the aramid containing fabrics through DuPont as a toll manufacturer. While the aramid containing spunlace base offering has not changed, the innovation team at Jacob Holm has developed an exciting pipeline of products.
Jacob Holm will continue providing aramid fabrics under this simplified supply chain and it looks forward to strengthening partnerships with its valued customers through the addition of Kevlar and Nomex fabrics to its product offering.