Freefoam Plastics: Further expansion of extrusion plant

Building products manufacturer Freefoam Plastics is commissioning a fifth PVC extrusion line at its Northampton plant just 12 months after starting production at the site with a E4.4m investment.
The new line, like its four predecessors, is from Krauss-Maffei. It is a twin-screw coextrusion set-up, equipped with a swarf-less cutter that will reduce dust levels and the volume of waste going to landfill, says Freefoam.
The expansion will enable Freefoam to meet rapidly growing demand in the UK for its ranges of cellular roofline and rainwater systems. It will also enable production of a greater product range and reduce imports from the company’s main site in Cork, Ireland.
Earlier this year, the company installed a range of aluminium and stainless steel material handling silos, from Braby, at the Northampton plant. The installation, which included a 5-tonne fountain blending unit within the manufacturing plant, allows one week’s supply of raw materials to be stored.

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