Menzolit opens Chinese facility

Menzolit's newest facility in Shanghai, China, will produce SMC and BMC.

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Sheet molding compound (SMC), bulk moulding compound (BMC) and continuous impregnated compound (CIC) manufacturer Menzolit Compounds International GmbH (Heidelberg, German) announced on Sept. 30 the opening of its fifth international production facility. Located in Shanghai, China, the facility will have one SMC and one BMC line in 2008, and another BMC line to come in 2009.

With an investment of €3.5 million in the new facility, Menzolit says it wants to establish a long-term industrial business and participate actively in the industrial growth of Zhong guo, "the middle kingdom." The new plant is organized to be qualified ISO 9002 in the beginning of 2009. More ISO qualifications are expected follow to assure the same quality in production, safety, environment and health management as in every site of the group.