Resin supplier AOC LLC (Collierville, Tenn., USA) announced on March 18 the installation of a new high-performance reactor for the production of vinyl ester resins at its manufacturing plant in Lakeland, Fla., USA.
The Florida manufacturing plant was the chosen location to maximize AOC’s global logistics network. Installation of the new state-of-the-art reactor started more than a year ago with actual resin production beginning in March. The reactor uses AOC’s proprietary manufacturing and control systems. AOC’s vinyl ester resins meet customer specifications for a range of applications, including water and wastewater treatment, marine, industrial tanks and pipes, and chemical processing.
“This new reactor is a major investment and exemplifies our continued focus on technology and growth,” says Fletcher Lindberg, AOC’s vice president of marketing. “The new equipment greatly expands our capacity, which allows us to serve more customers and meet their needs for larger jobs.”
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The new plant, which will have an annual production capacity of 70,000 metric tons, is expected to become operational in the second half of 2018.