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
May 18, 2018

Armor-Plated Fabrics, Superior Savings

Nanotechnology, the manipulation of matter at the “nano scale” of one-billionth of a meter, is helping create products with unique properties. In fact, AstenJohnson used the science to develop a surface treatment for forming fabrics called ArmorTec® that improves cleaning showers and saves energy.

April 25, 2018

Rethinking Round

Polymer filaments are the building blocks for paper machine fabrics. And AstenJohnson is unique in that it manufactures its own filaments at a specialized plant in Vermont, USA. In addition to ensuring consistent quality, this enables collaboration in the development of special compositions and structures.