|Armacell PET Production China
THIMISTER-CLERMONT -- Armacell has announced that it will invest in a new PET
foam production line in China, based on a consistently high demand for its ArmaFORM® PET foam products in the composite manufacturing industry.
Chinese Composite Market – Top Focus
Armacell’s high-performance, cost-effective and sustainable PET-based core materials, marketed under the ArmaFORM® brand, are now manufactured in Belgium (Thimister-Clermont) and, before long, in Canada (Brampton). Additionally, the fourth PET foam production line in China is expected to be operational by the end of 2018.
For the past five years, Armacell served the Chinese market exclusively through the Sino Composite Co. Ltd. organization.
Henri Chapelle, GM Sales & Marketing PET Foams, said:
“The cooperation with Sino Composite as a strategic partner represented a great opportunity for us to strengthen our presence and supported us in exploring new applications in new markets. It is time to expand our route to the Chinese composite industry and, as of now, to market and sale ArmaFORM® products through various supply channels.”
Thomas Kessel, Managing Director PET Foams, commented:
"With the ongoing growth in China’s demand for lightweight composite solutions, we see this capacity expansion as a positive and necessary step toward assuring our customers of their continued access to our PET foam products. The new production line is an important step in our global supply chain optimization process, and it will allow us to offer a unique material at the cost effectiveness and supply flexibility that the Chinese composite market demands from us and for which we are known.”
About Armacell Benelux S.A.
Armacell is among the world leaders in flexible insulation foams for the equipment insulation market and also among the leading providers of engineered foams. Armacell Benelux S.A. is the headquarters for innovative and environmentally friendly structural PET foam core s for the composite industry, especially in target markets such as wind energy, building and construction and rail and road transportation.
Armacell is among the world leaders in flexible insulation foams for the equipment insulation market and among the leading providers of engineered foams. Armacell operates within two main businesses: Advanced Insulation develops flexible foams for the insulation of technical equipment utilized for the transport of energy - such as heating, ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC) and heating & plumbing (H&P) in residential and commercial construction, process lines in the heavy- and oil & gas industry, equipment in transportation, as well as, acoustics.