Schwalmstadt, Germany -- Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Inc is investing EUR4m (US$5.4m) in a new production facility at its Schwamstadt plant to produce its new generation polyurethane.
As reported previously, Freudenberg spent three years developing its new generation polyurethane, which the company claims, yields extrusion stability under high pressure.Jurgen Hieber, head of materials development at the company, considers the new generation polyurethane seal a "milestone" in Freudenberg's history.
According to the company, its new generation polyurethane is more resistant to water and withstands major temperature fluctuations better than existing polyurethanes.
“Today construction equipment is developed for global use. Seals must function in the Arctic as well as the desert and perform their tasks reliably for years,” said Mathias Burkert, a Freudenberg Sealing Technologies product manager in Schwalmstadt. “This new generation of polyurethane is designed precisely for such requirements.”
The new facility is due to begin operation this spring.