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Cutting Edge Fibre Technology, Goonvean Fibres is the world largest TS 16949 manufacturer of Fibre for Lead Acid Batteries

Goonvean Fibres News

Coronavirus Update - March/April 2020

Goonvean Fibres recognises its responsibility towards our customers, to visitors to our factory and our employees. The health and safety of all is a matter of our highest priority.

We are therefore closely monitoring the increased level of detected cases of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the UK and we continue to expand our response as follows;

  • All worldwide travel and non-essential UK based business travel has been restricted and we are encouraging the use of web based communications with all customers where possible.
  • Employees who expect they may be at risk or think they have been infected are required to inform the company immediately, a risk assessment has been performed and the company will advise any 'at risk' employees when they should return to work.
  • All employees that are able to work from home are now doing so to reduce risk to them and essential production staff.
  • Staff welfare arrangements have been reviewed to increase hygiene routines and minimise gatherings of groups of staff to reduce the risk of passing on any infections.
  • External visitors and delivery drivers will be required to state relevant information (state of health, country of origin) and offered a voluntary temperature check where necessary. We ask all non-essential visitors to our factory to delay their visit until later in the year at a time when the situation has improved.
  • All raw material stock levels have been reviewed – in certain cases we have enough raw material to last over 9 months.

Current situation: Business as usual

Whilst we have no recorded cases of the virus within our immediate community we are continuing to ensure we are in a position to offer our existing customers and distributors improved lead times on regularly ordered products to enhance your business continuity plans during the current period of uncertainty.

We will continue to communicate our policies to staff and customers through our website as they evolve.

Thank you for your continued support.



June 2019: We are delighted again to be attending and sponsoring this year?s Asian Battery Conference & Exhibition in Bali, Indonesia. We welcome all those visiting the show to pop by our booth at H113 from the 3rd - 6th September. We are also excited to announce that our Technical Manager, Christian Withers will be making his debut presenting at this year?s conference. We look forward to sharing this presentation with you at the show!

May 2019: We are excited to announce that Goonvean Fibres have launched a new 100% biodegradable fibre as a replacement for Polyester Fibres in nonwoven applications.

EcoGVFil is a 100% biodegradable Cellulose Acetate based fibre. Further information and a case study is available on request. Please contact and a member of our Sales team will be in touch

May 2019: We will be exhibiting at this years Techtextil in Frankfurt, Germany on the 14th-17th May. Techtextil is the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens, if you are attending, we will be in Hall 4.2, Stand F86

May 2019: After 18 months of building works, we are delighted to be moving into our new purpose-built factory and office 11 miles from our Honiton site. We will continue manufacturing from both sites over the coming months

Our new contact details are:

Telephone: +44 (0) 1884 777000


Address: Unit 10, Venn Place, Goonvean Business Park, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1UY, UK

April 2019: Goonvean Fibres will be exhibiting at this year?s Fenibat, Latin America?s leading exhibition and conference for lead-acid batteries. 26th-28th May, Londrina, Brazil. Booth 64