Qingdao, Shandong – Mesnac signed an agreement on 17 July to supply its fabric cutting machine to a "premium tire maker" in the US – the first time the company is selling any cutting machinery to the market.
The equipment, able to make 20- to 90-degree cuts, will be used in the production of fabric belt ply for agricultural tires and forestry tires, Mesnac told ERJ.
The machine was first launched in 2017 after a year-long development, and is already selling to China and overseas markets such as India and Vietnam, said a Mesnac announcement.
Mesnac and the US client, whose name is not disclosed, started exchanging on the order a year ago. The cutting machine has been customised based on the client’s manufacturing conditions, and requires only one operator with automatic jointing.
The US tire maker also made inquiries on Mesnac’s other equipments, said the announcement.
Mesnac started supplying to the US in 2012 with its weighing equipment, and has broadened its portfolio for the market to cover a range of products such as building, curing and extrusion machines.