PUR plastic demand prompts new tooling capacity


Plastics processing machinery manufacturer KraussMaffei says "soaring customer demand" led it to double the production area at its plant in Harderberg, Germany where it manufactures molds and tooling for processing of polyurethane. The company also makes and markets reaction process machinery to process the material.

The facility now has a total production area of 2700m2 (29,000 ft2). Frank Peters, a member of the managing board of the company and leader of its PUR machinery business, credits the manufacturer's Automotive Component Systems (ACS) business unit with driving much of the new demand. Sales generated by ACS in Harderberg have grown by more than a factor of ten since the end of 2005, as has the customer base, according to KraussMaffei....
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