Listening to customers results in new lines

polymerA year of growth has resulted in a larger factory, new offices, warehousing facilities, factory lighting, an analytical testing and R&D lab and two new lines for Polymer Compounders.

Exhibiting at Southern Manufacturing 2016, the independent engineering thermoplastic manufacturer, based in Durham, bought two new extruders, both twin-screw and based on German technology. This increases total manufacturing capacity by 2,000T/year. Both lines are fully operational. In parallel, one of the existing production lines was entirely refurbished, increasing its throughput. A computer-based production programme was also developed to support the production team and allow operators to optimise processing conditions, reducing waste and delays between production lots.

“The two new lines show that we are listening to what our customers need”, says Stuart Hurst, site manager. “The Silver line is for all the market sector projects we’re now taking on; the Purple line allows us the versatility to effectively service both moulders and end-users”.

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