Southern Manufacturing

Formax’s New Glass Malitronic Multiaxial Machine Working at Full Capacity

06 May 2012

Formax continues its dynamic plans for expansion with the completion of the installation of a new Karl Mayer 100” Malitronic Multiaxial machine.

Formax explain that this increases their glass capacity by 25%, supporting their continued growth in the glass fibre multiaxial market.

The Malitronic Multiaxial machine features a batching unit for producing 100” rolls of up to 4 tons and Formax say this feature, combined with optimal weft insertion and layer fixation plus an average speed that is twice that of standard 50” machines, means that it can produce an equivalent capacity of 4 x 50” glass multiaxial with the same level of excellent fabric uniformity and technical quality.

According to Formax, the new machine is housed within a 500m² production hall at their headquarters in Leicester. The refurbished building features sophisticated temperature and humidity controls ensuring the highest quality glass reinforcements are manufactured. Formax has recruited and trained a number of operators and support staff to manage the installation and day to day running of the machine.

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