Osnabrück, Germany - Tubing producer polyvanced had record production in March 2011, making more than five million metres of tubing at its site in Ceská Lípa in the Czech Republic (see picture).
Now the Osnabrück, Germany-based polyurethane tube producer has added to its capacity at the Czech site: "We rented new facilities and started extensive adaptation measures. In the future we are prepared for an annual output of more than 80 million metres of tubing," at Ceská Lípa, said polyvanced ceo Dr Robert Mayr, in a 28 April company statement.
Polyvanced also notes that raw material prices are on the rise, and materials such as polyamide 12 are running short. "Together with our customers we find the optimum solution for their requirements in tubing technology. In many cases we can also offer alternative materials," said sales manager Matthias Strehl, in the statement.
"If the standard product range turns out to be insufficient we also draw up a customised project on the basis of the customer's performance specification. Our product development process and our experienced team enable short project lead times and reliable results," Strehl commented.
At polyvanced's additional facilities in Ceská Lípa, the company said, connections for power supply have been increased, the approval processes are nearly concluded, and the roof of one of the adapted rooms will soon be raised.
"Among other things, we are creating space for a vertically operating tube coating machine," Strehl said.
These measures are expected to be finished in autumn 2011, when capacities at this site will rise to 80 million metres of hose a year, said Mayr.
The ceo also notes that, "Even with our production facilities used to capacity we are open to new tasks and technologies."
Polyvanced will demonstrate this at 'Innovation Days' it will hold at Ceská Lípa, 7 - 9 June 2011. "Our visitors can experience, see, and feel the versatility of plastic tubing and its production," said Mayr.