Gjakova, Kosovo – Ventiu,s a flexible foam company, is in negotiations with Hennecke for a QFM machine, and with IPF to build a long-block storage plant. The machinery represent a EUR3.5m investment.
The plant could produce up to 1m pieces/year and 600,000 mattress toppers/year, and is scheduled to start up in 2023, according to Dennis Jovicic, technical director. Jovicic was speaking on the fringes of the recent EuroPUR annual meeting in Amsterdam.
The plant would have demand for about 2.5kT/month of polyurethane raw materials, and produce viscoelastic and conventional foam.
Jovicic said that Ventius, which is owned by family-held conglomerate Devolli, plans to make the new site its primary mattress production facility because mattress margins are good.
Mattresses are aimed at the US market, and the plant was being audited by Walmart in November, Jovicic said.