$17 Million to Expand European Production

by Jeremy Plimmer

Security Films Security Labels

Posted on Friday, October 7, 2011

 

Dunmore Corporation's sister company Dunmore Europe GmbH has invested $17 million (euro 12 million) to upgrade its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Freiburg, Germany to meet increasing demand for its coated and laminated products in industries such as solar, automotive, insulation and aerospace. The modified Freiburg facility will encompass a new coating line for coated and laminated products with widths of more than two meters. The new coating line joins two existing lines making films for applications such as solar photovoltaic backsheets, insulation films and high-performance labels. The new production line can also run at a wide range of speeds, from 30 meters per minute to 400 meters per minute, which expands the range of coatings and products the Company can produce for the European and Asian markets. The new line also features updated process controls, video inspection systems, and advanced instrumentation that makes quality control easier. "We've been able to meet customers' needs for varying film widths in the past, but this new coating line enables us to produce them more quickly and efficiently, which effectively increases our production capacity," said Dunmore Vice President of Operations & Development Tom Rimel. "Customers that produce labels and graphics often make stock that's more than two meters wide, so we're better matched up with our customers' assets." The expansion project has just been launched and is scheduled to conclude during the summer of 2012. http://www.dunmore.com/.

About Jeremy Plimmer

Jeremy Plimmer has 35 years of experience in the security related print and packaging industry working originally as sales development director for manufacturers of passports, high security print and labels and more recently as a consultant. He is a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Fellow of the Institute of Minerals, Materials and Mining, chairman of the West Midlands Packaging Society as well as vice chairman of the East Midlands Packaging Society.

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