NetComposites
Thermwood

Gurit Expands its Global Balsa Wood Production Capacity

24 November 2015

Gurit is to expand its balsa wood production capacity in the first quarter of 2016.

Due to the ongoing global market demand for balsa wood, Gurit explains that it has decided to expand its global balsa wood production capacity which currently is working at capacity limits.

Gurit says, the planned increase in output will be achieved by layout optimisation at the Company`s existing production facility in Ecuador, South America, and through an investment into a new balsa wood production operation within its existing core material factory in Tianjin, China. The investment will be realised in the first quarter of 2016 and will increase technical capacity by 35 percent, overall.

According to Gurit, balsa wood production in Tianjin is scheduled to start at the beginning of April 2016, utilising its proven equipment, design, and manufacturing technology under the guidance of the established Chinese operations teams.

The new Chinese presence of balsa wood manufacturing is expected to provide more customer proximity and flexibility for the Company’s Asian customer base.

Sergio Sesa, General Manager of Gurit Balsa, comments, “This capacity expansion intends to provide an answer to the market in terms of volume availability, readiness and the Company’s unique positioning through its wide core material offering.”

 






Related / You might like...

ALMACO Promotes Pultrusion at Petrobras

The Latin American Composite Materials Association (ALMACO) is organising the event Pultrusion – Innovations, Solutions and Trends at the Petrobras Research Center (CENPES) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 23 August.

Lord Launches Fast Cure Polyurethane Adhesive

Lord is introducing the Fusor 2001/2003 NG polyurethane-based adhesive suitable for bonding composites parts produced at high production rates, as in the automotive industry.

Engcom Presents Vinasse Transportation Tank

Brazilian company Engcom will introduce a tank designed for the faster, safer and more efficient transportation of vinasse at the Fenasucro trade fair on 21-24 August in Sertãozinho, São Paulo.