Southern Manufacturing

AOC Unveils New Gelcoat Mixer at Tennessee Plant

09 June 2015

Due to increasing demand for gelcoat products, AOC has installed a new 2,200-gallon mixer at its gelcoat and colourants manufacturing complex in Collierville, Tennessee, US.

“Our continued investment in gelcoat and colourant manufacturing underscores our commitment to exceptional quality, technology leadership and customer service,” said Mark Harber, AOC’s Business Manager. “This new equipment expands our overall ability and flexibility to meet current and future customer needs.”

The new mixer is designed to produce very consistent and robust gelcoat products. “Our manufacturing and engineering group studied every aspect of our mixing experience and technology,” said Harber. “They provided the best automated mixing system available and our products have been extremely consistent and have easily met specification from the first batch produced.”

AOC says it’s gelcoats are produced with its unique polymer resins and utilise the company’s proprietary process control and data collection system. Detailed data from every stage of every process is recorded, analysed and stored to continuously improve quality and consistency from batch to batch.

In other news, AOC has increased the price for products sold in Europe by the amount of €80 per metric ton, effective on all orders shipped on or after June 15, 2015.

According to AOC, the increase is necessary as the price of raw materials has risen in Europe, at a rate well exceeding expectations and is projected to continue. AOC’s global purchasing resources will continue to work with their network of suppliers to manage costs and meet customers’ needs.

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