PolyOne: New TPE-S & TPE-U Line in Spain
PolyOne has invested in a new manufacturing line that will be installed at PolyOne’s existing engineered materials facility in Barbastro/Spain. Production is expected to start at end of October 2006.
As well as manufacturing existing OnFlex-S TPE-S compounds, this line will also be the first full scale PolyOne production for OnFlex-U TPE-U compounds in Europe. This new line will increase PolyOne’s capacity for TPE compounds by 3500MT, bringing the total capacity to over 10,000MT/year.
Following on from a coordinated development and marketing agreement and other close collaboration with Merquinsa Mercados Quimicos, a world’s leading thermoplastic polyurethane specialty producer, PolyOne has developed the OnFlex-U TPE-U product range. PolyOne’s production site in Barbastro, northern Spain was strategically chosen for their new TPE-U line, in order to facilitate further collaboration with Merquinsa, whose global headquarters are in Barcelona.
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