RTP Company Adds
Lines to Expand Production Facility in Ladenburg, Germany
May 16, 2012
WINONA, MINNESOTA, USA -- (May 1,
WINONA, MINNESOTA, USA -- (May 15,
2012) -- Global custom engineered thermoplastics compounder RTP
Company announced that it has undertaken an expansion at its Ladenburg,
Germany production facility that will nearly double the locations
footprint to 9,700 m2 (105,000 square feet).
expansion was necessary in order for RTP Company to continue to
meet the growing demand for engineered thermoplastic compounds in
Germany and throughout the industrial regions of Europe," said
Hugh Miller, President and CEO of RTP Company. "We have experienced
healthy increases across the board, but especially in our very long
fiber and conductive compounds -- including those materials that
were part of our recent acquisition from Clariant — that make it
necessary for RTP Company to aadd additional production capacity
In addition to relocating a compounding
line from Clariant's site in Ahrensburg, Germany that was included
in the recent conductive compounds acquisition, RTP Company will
be installing additional pultrusion lines for manufacturing very
long fiber composites along with another state-of-the-art compounding
line during the expansion. With the additional equipment RTP Company's
capacity in Ladenburg will increase by 8 million kg (17.6 million
lbs.) per year.
"Our acquisition of Clariant's
conductive compounds business was a well-timed strategic move for
RTP Company," said Jean Sirois, Managing Director - Europe
at RTP Company. "Additionally, we have experienced growth in
many key market segments such as automotive, construction, industrial
equipment, electrical and electronics, and medical as well as through
our distribution network that we are eager to further develop."
Opened in April 2011, RTP Company's
Ladenburg location is its second manufacturing site in Europe, the
other facility is located in Beaune, France. Both locations are
part of RTP Company's global network of 12 production facilities
that are positioned regionally to provide global access to technical
expertise and supply materials with short lead times.
"Increasing capacity at our Ladenburg,
Germany facility, plus the opening of our Shenzhen Technical Center
last month in China, exemplify RTP Company's commitment to building
the infrastructure needed to meet the growing demand for custom
engineered thermoplastic compounds by our customers around the world,"
said Hugh Miller.
In addition to producing custom compounds,
the Ladenburg facility provides technical support to RTP Company's
customers in Germany and throughout Europe with on-site engineers
and product development laboratories.
For more information on RTP Company's
custom engineered thermoplastic compounds visit their website at
or in Europe telephone +33 (0)3 80 25
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About RTP Company
RTP Company, headquartered in Winona, Minnesota, is a global leader
in specialty thermoplastic compounding. The company has eight manufacturing
plants on three continents, plus sales representatives throughout
North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific. RTP Companyâ ™s
engineers develop custom compounds in over 60
different engineering resin systems for applications requiring color,
conductive, elastomeric, flame retardant, high temperature, shielding,
structural, and wear resistant properties.