09 September 2014
09 September 2014
DIAB will set up an IPN block production plant in China, thus boosting its presence in the country.
DIAB states it established its first facility in China in 2005 and has since then continuously increased its operations. Today, DIAB claims it is China’s leading supplier of IPN foams.
DIAB’s investment is aimed to serve even more closely its growing customer base in China and Asia.
“We need to increase our local production of Divinycell Matrix and other structural core materials,” said Johan Gralén, Executive Vice President Asia Pacific at DIAB. “With local integration backwards, we will be able to considerably enhance availability. We will also improve our capacity to accommodate the needs of the Chinese market and increase our ability to serve the rest of Asia. The new factory will use the latest production technologies from Europe to secure our high quality standards.”
The company explains the project supports the increasing attentiveness to green investments in China. The Chinese government currently funds a wide range of technologies aimed at energy saving and environment protection.
“We are committed to helping our Chinese customers develop the country’s vast potential for producing environmentally saving technologies, which will make it possible to develop energy security and support low-carbon industrial and economic growth” continued Johan Gralén at DIAB. “Our solutions can be used in a wide range of industries and each year composites find their way into hundreds of new applications.”
“Therefore the new plant will include a research and development center,” added Magdalena Sandström, Executive Vice President R&D at DIAB. “We want to be able to offer tailor-made solutions for the Chinese market. Having a local R&D center will enable us to grow the structural sandwich market and support our technical sales in finding new applications for our products.”
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