Extreme Coatings, a leading global supplier of wear-resistant coating solutions for the plastics and rubber industries, has announced the construction of a new manufacturing facility in Austria for the production of high-performance coatings for feedscrews in injection molding and extrusion applications. The company has established a European subsdiary, Extreme Coatings GmbH, and formed a strategic partnership with a leading Austrian engineering services company to operate the facility. The plant in Gmunden, Austria, is slated to open by October 1.
The increased capacity in Europe will shorten lead times, reduce shipping costs, and establish local supply for Extreme Coatings‘ growing customer base throughout Europe, according to Scott Caplan, Executive Vice President, Extreme Coatings. The 15,000-sq-ft Austria plant expands Extreme Coatings’ global footprint which includes operations in India, South Korea, and Chile.
Extreme Coatings has established a licensing agreement with Austria’s FS Maschinenbau, a family-owned engineering services business, to provide engineering and manufacturing services. Extreme Coatings has transferred technology and know-how to FS Maschinenbau and new equipment has already been installed at the new plant.
Europe continues to be a growing area for plastics manufacturing with feedscrew coatings playing a pivotal role in optimizing the performance of injection molding and extrusion machinery for production of automotive, household goods, and building products.
Extreme Coatings‘ thermal spray technology applies wear- and corrosion-resistant CarbideX protective coatings made of tungsten or chromium carbide to virtually any new or repaired feedscrew. The process provides a crack- and porosity-free coating within thicknesses ranging from .004-in to .017-in per side and hardness values over 60HRc. CarbideX Proline formulations deliver like-new performance and at least two to three times longer equipment life.
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