Celebrating 25 Years of Innovation & New Website

Celebrating 25 Years of Innovation & New Website

Monadnock Non-Wovens LLC (MNW) recently celebrated 25 years of manufacturing meltblown media for a wide range of markets and applications. Originally, MNW produced nonwoven filtration media for vacuum bags. Since then, it has evolved to design new and more high-performance technical products particularly in Automotive and Filtration media.

MNW’s ability to re-invent itself was crucial in responding to the COVID pandemic and recommendations from the CDC in late 2019. MNW began taking contracts to produce meltblown for surgical facemasks to help stem the spread of the virus. Fortunately, we are on the other side of the pandemic and MNW has shifted its focus to other necessary products.

Since the development of HPAM® in 2018, MNW has become an established, reputable, and specified media supplier to the global automotive industry offering Monadnock HPAM high-performance acoustic media.

Early in 2023, MNW introduced HTAC™, a high-temperature anti-corrosive composite media. It is made with ECTFE resin to meet the market need for high-performance filtration and protective media for semiconductor production, paper and pulp manufacturing, chemical storage/transport, and biotechnology.

The most recent product development is a super-hydrophilic meltblown material. As a wicking layer it has very desirable viscous liquid transport properties for use in applications where a dry surface is a necessity. Launch plans include a nursing pad distribution layer and potentially washable absorbent mats and cores used in personal care and pet products. “We have already commercialized the product in hygiene absorbent core applications,” said MNW President Jim Cree.

“It is an interesting time to be in the industrial nonwovens industry,” said Cree. “More and more customers are shifting their innovation sourcing from Asia to North America. With over 25 years of experience, we are well positioned to enter new markets for innovative high-performance composite media.”

A fitting tribute to a quarter century of innovation, MNW’s new website highlights its broad capabilities and the markets it serves. Today, you will find specialty fabrics and lofted nonwovens for sound attenuation, biotechnology, filtration, and other industrial and personal care applications.

For five years now, MNW has manufactured its products with 100% renewable electricity – continuing to support new renewable resource development through the investment in Green-e certified energy projects.

MNW employees are the heart of the organization, and they are committed to sustained growth and success. The team will support MNW through future product innovation over the years to come.

Celebrating 20 Years of Innovation

Celebrating 20 Years of Innovation

Monadnock Non-Wovens LLC (MNW), established in 1998, proudly serves the fast growing automotive, facemask, filtration, healthcare and consumer markets.  Celebrating its 20th anniversary, celebrating 20 years of innovating, MNW has experienced tremendous growth and a dramatic evolution from making vacuum bags to creating high-performance, light weight technical nonwovens. MNW was founded by Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. (MPM) which was established in 1819 in Bennington, New Hampshire.

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, MNW has launched a new responsive website, www.mnwovens.com, to highlight the breadth of its capabilities and products. MNW designs and builds its own manufacturing lines. It also offers a “Pilot to Production” program for developers of fine fiber meltblown polypropylene products seeking to transition from proven R+D scale production to industrial scale manufacturing. MNW is a longstanding member of both INDA and AFS industry associations.

This year MNW introduced the next generation of sound attenuation media for the automotive and trucking industry. HPAM® High Performance Acoustic Media is lighter than competitive products yet offers a quieter ride with improved fuel efficiency. Like all MNW products, HPAM is recyclable and manufactured with 100 percent renewable electricity (RECs). Under its newly updated ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standard, MNW demonstrates its commitment to manufacturing excellence.

All of the polypropylene products made at MNW are all recyclable and 100 percent of its polypropylene manufacturing waste byproduct is recycled.

“It has been an exciting year for all of us at Monadnock. I look forward to what opportunities our next 20 years and beyond will bring,” said Keith Hayward, MNW Managing Director.