Manufacturer of nanofiber materials to open production site in Chesterfield

By John Reid Blackwell | Richmond Times-Dispatch

A company that makes materials used in such products as face masks and ventilation equipment is investing about $1 million to open a production plant in the Chesterfield County Industrial Airpark.

Verdex Technologies said Thursday that it plans to start production by this summer in a 3,300-square-foot space in the industrial park adjacent to the county airport.

The company makes nanofibers that are used in such products as masks, air filters and personal hygiene products to prevent certain chemicals or other pollutants from permeating the materials.

“We developed a nanofiber process that does not use chemical solvents,” said Damien Deehan, the co-CEO of the company, which plans to hire four technicians to work at the plant.

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