Technical textiles manufacturer ADS Inc is to create 40 new jobs at a new plant as part of a C$10 million investment in a new production line.

The Quebec-based company said the new line will boost production of non-woven fabrics and generate up to C$10m in new sales a year.

Its technical textiles unit, Texel Inc, currently employs 210 people but will take on 40 more in the near future and a further 40 people within 18 months, the company said in a statement.

Chairman and CEO, Paul Drouin, added: "This investment project has enabled Texel, our technical textiles division, to continue its major breakthrough into specialised sectors with high commercial potential."