Park Electrochemical Corp. to expand aerospace composites facilities

The company has announced a major expansion of its aerospace manufacturing, development and design operations located in Newton, KS, US.

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Park Electrochemical Corp. (Melville, NY, US), manufacturer of solution and hot-melt advanced composite materials for the global aerospace markets, announced on Dec. 17 the major expansion of its aerospace manufacturing, development and design operations located at the Newton City-County Airport in Newton, KS, US.

The expansion will include the construction of an additional manufacturing facility located adjacent to Park’s existing Newton, KS facilities. The facility, which is being constructed in part to support a major aerospace customer, will include approximately 90,000 ft2 of manufacturing and office space. The total cost of the expansion is expected to be approximately $19 million, and the expansion is expected to be completed in the first half of the 2020 calendar year.

The expansion includes new mixing and delivery systems, new hot-melt film and tape manufacturing lines, space to accommodate an additional hot-melt tape line or solution treating line, additional slitting capability, significant additional freezer and storage space, an expanded production lab, a new R&D lab and additional office space.