ERJ staff report (TB)
Cincinnati, Ohio - Hexpol Compounding has several expansions both ongoing and planned at its two operations in Mexico.
During the next few months the manufacturer of polymer compounds is installing pre-forming equipment to continue to expand production capabilities at Hexpol's Mexican plants. Construction also is under way on a new cold room for temperature control for manufacturing of sensitive, specialised product demand from Hexpol customers in Mexico.
Sweden-based Hexpol also said it plans to add a fourth mixing line in Mexico to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2013. The new line will have capacity for 8,000 metric tons of material a year.
The firm's Mexican plants are in Aguascalientes and Queretaro and have recorded substantial production growth over the past year and predict strong gains throughout 2013 and 2014, according to the company. Investment figures for the projects weren't provided.
â€œAll of these investments will help our customers meet the challenges they face while meeting their growth plans during the coming years,â€ said Saul Reyes, managing director of Hexpol Compounding Mexico.
From Rubber & Plastics News (A Crain publication)