Scott Bader Europe expands production capacity

Scott Bader Europe added mixers at its U.K. and French plants to increase gelcoats and structural adhesives production capacity.

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Scott Bader Europe Composites Division (Northamptonshire, U.K.) reports that it has recently made capital investments to expand the gelcoats and structural adhesives mixer capacity of its U.K. and French plants. Two new mixers have been installed and are now fully operational.

The new mixer in the Wollaston, UK plant is designed for the production of the company's Crestabond range of primerless methyl methacrylate (MMA) structural adhesives, which were launched in 2010. This additional capacity has been installed in response to the significant growth in sales and new orders over the last 18 months for both 400-ml coaxial cartridges of Crestabond and bulk 20-liter pails and 200-liter drums for use with proprietary dosing machines.

In Amiens, France, an additional large volume gelcoat mixer has been installed. The new mixer has provided extra production capacity for specialty Crystic gelcoats produced on the site. Scott Bader France handles orders from France, Spain, Germany and other parts of mainland Europe. The additional mixer has enabled the Amiens production team to reduce lead times while handling a larger number of orders.

The company says its capital equipment investment is about €1 million.