Published On: Wed, Nov 15th, 2017

Euroseal increases extrusion capacity with six-figure investment

Specialist extruder, Euroseal has announced six-figure investment in its manufacturing facility, increasing capacity and expanding its service offer. Completed in the summer, the major investment programme includes the installation of a new twin-screw extrusion line, mezzanine floor and the construction of a new tooling design workshop and servicing facility. Chris Duff, Business Development Manager, Euroseal, said: “We have had an exceptional year to date, running close to capacity throughout the first half of the year running a standard shift pattern – capacity can be further increased (+40%) by the use of a continental shift pattern. “That had put pressure on our storage facility and our extrusion lines. The creation of the mezzanine floor allowed us to increase our materials storage by a further 70 tonnes and the space to bring in a new line, increasing our overall capacity.”

With one of the UK’s most technically advanced extrusion facilities, Euroseal has extensive experience in the manufacture of a diverse range of thermoplastic extrusions, including rigid profile and co-extrusions in PVC-U, wood composite, HDPE, polystyrene, polypropylene and ABS.

With capacity to extrude profile from 40g to 6kg per metre and 0.7mm to 10mm thick, this includes construction products including curtain walling pressure plates, conservatory and window profiles, and cladding. It also manufactures electrical extrusions; automotive profiles; hygienic wall and ceiling profiles and garden decking. Euroseal’s fifth twin screw line – and with a further four single screw lines, it’s ninth in total –the investment gives Euroseal a high level of service and product flexibility. It has also built on its established partnerships with global tooling and extrusion machinery manufacturers to include an in-house tool design service – also offering financial support for customers to invest in tooling on larger volume projects. Duff explained: “Our expanding maintenance workshop allows us to carry out our own maintenance programmes, reducing downtime and increasing the quality and performance of lines. We can also support our customers in developing and designing their own product and tooling. This starts with CAD design but goes far beyond dimensions. Understanding of the extrusion process, speeds and behaviour of varying thermoplastics is key to effective design. “We have that in house and are sharing that with our customers, in the design and commissioning of new tools.”