Crypton Completes Nanotex Production Shift to N.C.
Performance fabric producer Crypton said it successfully completed the transition of Nanotex fabric finishes to its plant in Kings Mountain, N.C., more than a month ahead of schedule.
The company said the shift was scheduled to take place Jan. 1, but a third-party processor who had been overseeing Nanotex production unexpectedly halted operations in mid-November.
Crypton officials said the Kings Mountain plant began Nanotex production on Nov. 23 and shipped the first orders the week after Thanksgiving.
“We were very well prepared for the transition of Nanotex to Kings Mountain,” said Crypton CEO Lance Keziah. “Our plant has been running trials for months. We are confident our Nanotex customers will be very pleased with the results.”
Crypton acquired Nanotex in 2013, but it had been supplying the Nanotex finishing chemistry to a third-party processor, but not overseeing production.
“We are confident that Nanotex will benefit from Crypton’s strict quality and control assurances, testing, and customer service,” said Keziah. “We apply our exacting performance standards to every yard of Crypton and Nanotex we finish.”