Varese, Italy – Sapici has announced plans to increase aliphatic isocyanate prepolymer capacity in Italy and China by the end of 2014.
The investment will see more capacity at the firm's San Cipriano Po, Pavia, said the company. The Italian plant opened in 2004. More capacity is planned for Zhuhai, Guangdong, China factory, which opened in 2006 is also scheduled, said the firm.
Sapici general manager Cristian Furiosi described the investments as “significant” but the firm declined to quantify them. He added that the increase in Sapici’s isocyanate prepolymer and hardeners for coating and adhesives production at Zhuhai would allow the company to produce a wider range of specialty and customised products for the Asian market. He said San Cipriano Po will synthesise 100% solid content products for coatings.
Furiosi added: “Sapici plans to significantly increase its participation in international projects for the development of innovative polyurethane-based solutions in various applications and industries, including aerospace.”