A. Schulman has invested in additional compounding capacity for highly specialised engineering plastics, including PPS compounds, at its German manufacturing facility.
The company has added two new production lines at the Kerpen plant, comprising two twin-screw extruders and a fully automatic packaging line.
"The additional compounding capacity will address the continued growth in high-performance compounds," said Heinrich Lingnau, Senior Vice President and General Manager Europe, Middle East and Africa, A. Schulman.
"With this investment A. Schulman is supporting the increasing customer demand for current and future developments in the automotive as well as electrical and electronics markets."
Horst Klink, A. Schulman’s Vice President of Engineering Plastics, EMEA, added: "This investment is indeed aligned with the expansion of our product portfolio, and in particular with the production of our new range of Ecotran PPS compounds.
"In addition, it will increase our flexibility in production to better serve our customers with tailor-made specialty compounds."
This latest European investment announcement follows on from the one made in 2015, when the company announced additional PET compounding capacity at its Bornem masterbatch plant in Belgium.