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Dunmore Corp to Upgrade its Manufacturing Facility for Coating Products in Germany

Published on 2011-10-06. Author : SpecialChem

BRISTOL, Pa.-- DUNMORE Corporation's sister company DUNMORE Europe GmbH has invested $17 million (€12 million) to upgrade its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Freiburg, Germany to meet increasing demand for its coated and laminated products in industries such as solar, automotive, insulation and aerospace.

The modified Freiburg facility will encompass a new coating line for coated and laminated products with widths of more than two meters. The new coating line joins two existing lines making films for applications such as solar photovoltaic backsheets, insulation films and high-performance labels. DUNMORE's growing base of solar photovoltaic customers will benefit enormously from this expansion, which will enable DUNMORE to react even more quickly and effectively to constantly growing customer demands.

The new production line can also run at a wide range of speeds, from 30 meters per minute to 400 meters per minute, which expands the range of coatings and products DUNMORE can produce for the European and Asian markets. The new line also features updated process controls, video inspection systems, and advanced instrumentation that makes quality control easier.

"We've been able to meet customers' needs for varying film widths in the past, but this new coating line enables us to produce them more quickly and efficiently, which effectively increases our production capacity," said DUNMORE Vice President of Operations & Development Tom Rimel. "Customers that produce labels and graphics often make stock that's more than two meters wide, so we're better matched up with our customers' assets."

The expansion project has been launched and is scheduled to conclude during the summer of 2012.

About DUNMORE

DUNMORE Corporation is a global supplier of engineered coated and laminated films. DUNMORE offers film conversion services such as coating, metallizing and laminating along with contract film manufacturing. DUNMORE produces coated film, metallized film and laminating film substrates for the photovoltaic, graphic arts, packaging, aerospace, insulation, surfacing and fashion industries. DUNMORE is privately held, ISO 9001:2008 and OSHA VPP Star certified.

Source: Dunmore Corporation


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