Dandridge, TN – Wetekam Monofilaments USA, LP has purchased a 93,000 square foot facility in the Jefferson County Industrial Park in Dandridge, Tennessee, where it will manufacture industrial monofilament yarns through a high tech extrusion process.
Established in 1965, Wetekam Monofilaments is one of the largest monofilament yarn manufacturers in Europe.
Currently, 45 percent of its production is for export with 30 percent of production tagged for the North American market.
The new Jefferson County facility will assume production responsibilities for US, Canadian, and South American customers.
In Germany Wetekam operates an in-house laboratory and technical facilities to perform tests required by customers to determine exact properties including strength and flexibility. A similar lab will be a part of the Dandridge plant.
Wetekam Monofilaments yarns are used by a broad range of manufacturers in a variety of products.
The company’s customers include technical weavers, braiders, tufters and knitters in the automotive, medical, sporting goods, and upholstery industries, among others.