A Plastics News report
Greenfield, Massachusetts -- Argotec Inc., a manufacturer of thermoplastic polyurethane film and sheet, unveiled its new 95 000-sq.ft (8825-sq.m) headquarters and manufacturing plant in Greenfield on 16 Sept.
Argotec's new plant will house 11 extrusion lines, including two blown film lines and nine flat-die. Seven of the flat-die lines are used for aliphatic TPU film production and will be housed in an 8000-sq.ft hard-walled clean room, with each individual extrusion line additionally enclosed in its own Class 10 000 soft-walled clean-room environment.
The new facility expands the company' s total operation at the Greenfield Industrial Park to more than 150 000 sq.ft.
Bruce Wilby, president and ceo, said the new plant gives the company added capacity for existing customers, plus flexibility to explore new markets and applications.
"It will create greater efficiencies throughout our entire production process, permitting us to focus more of our resources on research and development," he said in a news release.
Markets include medical, textile lamination, graphics, automotive paint protection film and optical interlayers for laminating glass and polycarbonate into bullet-resistant glass composites.
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