BOSELLI’S MILLINGS: E. Boselli & Co. SpA, Como, Italy, is building a $30 million plant there that will dye and finish a new line of polyester fabrics, which the company is calling Lambos. The plant, located in Como, is slated to come on line in September or October.
With the new plant, the company, currently with three plants in Como — one each for weaving, finishing and printing — is set to double its yarn-twisting capacity and weaving capacity for jacquards.
The Lambos fabrics, all made of polyester and mostly microfiber, are targeted at the intimate apparel and outerwear markets. This represents the first time Boselli has used polyester microfibers.
In aiming at the outerwear market, many of the fabrics have the hand and drape of worsted wool fabrics.
Some of the fabrics also have the hand of a wool gabardine, and Thanos Kamiliotis, president of E. Boselli & Co., New York, the company’s U.S. arm, said he believes the collection could also do business in the ready-to-wear and sportswear markets, two areas the firm has not focused on in the past.
Boselli, which will be exhibiting at this week’s Premiere Vision fabric show in Paris, also produces a variety of jacquard prints, satin crepes, georgettes and sheer mousselines.
The 98-year-old Boselli purchases its polyester from two primary suppliers — Hoechst AG and Montefibre, an Italian producer.
FREUDENBERG TAPS CAMELIO: Cosmo R. Camelio has been named president and chief executive officer of Freudenberg Nonwovens Limited Partnership (FNLP), Chelmsford, Mass., a maker of Vilene brand nonwoven interlinings.
He succeeds Jeffrey A. Templer, who has resigned. Templer, who had held the post since 1992, could not be reached for comment on his plans.
Camelio, who has been senior vice president of manufacturing at FNLP since 1993, will continue to hold those responsibilities. FNLP is the manufacturing and distribution arm for Freudenberg & Co., Weinheim, Germany, the world’s largest maker of nonwoven textiles, with 1994 sales of $2 billion (2.8 billion marks) at current exchange rates. FNLP had 1994 sales of $178 million.
Camelio joined Freudenberg in 1983 as vice president of manufacturing, with responsibility for engineering, research and development, quality assurance and manufacturing in North America.
Prior to joining Freudenberg, Camelio spent 19 years at Chicopee-Johnson & Johnson, holding such posts as process engineer and operations manager.