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08-27-2007

CTS: TPE Capacity Increased

CTS, Tiffauges, France, the compounding division of Tessenderlo group increases the production capacity for Téfabloc TPE (thermoplastic elastomers).

This increase is to satisfy current demand and the continuous growth of all markets, particularly the automotive market where CTS Cousin-Tessier enjoys a strong position .

In automotive, CTS ranks number 1 in Europe and in the top 5 worldwide for airbag cover materials. Other applications include dashboard mat, gear knob, console shutter, and grips, all applications where Téfabloc is often delivered pre-colored, according to the customer’s wants.

To meet this significant need, the facility in Tiffauges, France, is increasing capacity in order to boost CTS’s TPE capacity to 25,000 metric tons per year.

The total investment for this increase will be EUR 3.5 million. With 8,000 metric tons annual capacity, this production line is the biggest sold by the manufacturer in Europe.

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