AJ Labs


The word “innovation” is overused to the point where it has partially lost its meaning. However, as the demands on our industry continue to shift, the need for innovation has never been higher.


Where Your Insight Inspires Our Next Innovation.

How to build a better product? Just ask the people who use it. Our boots are on the ground to gather customer feedback, think through challenges and talk shop.

We then bring the knowledge we glean in the fields back to AJ Labs, our incubator for the new and the next. Here, AJ’s expert team of researchers and developers is constantly working to create new products and enhance existing ones—all to better meet customer needs. Take a look at our latest breakthroughs.

The Latest Information from AJ Labs
August 16, 2021

Not Your Grandmother's Yarn Shop

Not many paper machine clothing suppliers have in-house filament production. But AJ considers Williston to be a major competitive advantage. Not only does it ensure the quality and quantity of yarns that AJ demands, it drives innovation. Being part of a larger value chain permits Williston to develop and produce specialized filaments that might not be profitable as a standalone product but are extremely valuable as part of AJ’s overall offering to customers.

July 19, 2021

Oh Kanata!

The Advanced Product Development facility in Kanata, Ontario (Canada), is a think tank of sorts: an exciting, experimental environment that centers around technical support for AstenJohnson products and the development of new solutions.

June 14, 2021

T Star™ to the Max

AstenJohnson is recognized as the North American market leader in tissue forming fabrics. And thanks to a concerted strategy to bring superior, innovative products to the tissue industry, AJ is widening the technology gap even further.