Laizhou expanding in China with $1-million investment in new belt capacity

By Liz White, ERJ staff

Dusseldorf, Germany-Chinese rubber processor Laizhou Rubber and Plastic Factory is building a new plant at its Qingdao location which will nearly double its current capacity-especially in conveyor belting, where the firm is struggling to meet high domestic demand at present, said Yu Xianhong, export sales manager with the firm.

The parent, Yuelong Rubber and Plastic Group, is investing about $1 million in the new building, close to the firm’s existing hose, belt and sheeting plant, Xianhong added.

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