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Saertex expanded production capacity in the Americas

News International-French

30 Oct 2014

The company purchases non-crimp multiaxial reinforcement machinery from FGI.

Saertex USA, LLC acquired Fiber Glass Industries’ knitting equipment and non-woven production capacity, in order to better support customers with premium textile reinforcements.

With this additional equipment, Saertex will expand its focus in North America on the marine and industrial markets. The marine industry, in particular, will enjoy increased flexibility in product customization and wider access to the product portfolio of composite solutions fromSaertex – like SAERcore, a reinforcement textile consisting of sandwich complexes with any desired core and cover materials.

The Saertex team will continue its work to make the manufacturer both a competitive direct supplier and a valuable partner to its local and national distribution networks. These efforts will ensure customers continue to receive the same high quality products and customer service they have come to expect, along with the benefits of increased production capacity.

With this acquisition, Saertex will also continue its advancement into the Brazilian market with its newest facility – Saertex Brasil in Indaiatuba, Sao Paulo, BR. This latest addition to the Saertex Group, which began production in 2014, is working to prove its long-term commitment to this dynamic market by increasing its current annual production capacity from 5,000 tons to 15,000 tons of non-crimp multiaxial reinforcements in 2015.

“We are excited to install the machines, increasing the availability of our product line to growing markets across North and South America,” Dr. Christian Kissinger, general manager of Saertex USA said. “With our global reach, enhanced production capacities and continued attention to superior quality, Saertex is well positioned to continue serving our broad range of new and existing customers across a variety of industries.”

About Saertex:
The Saertex Group is a global market leader in developing and producing glass, aramid and carbon fiber multiaxial NCFs for use in manufacturing fiber-reinforced materials, otherwise known as composites.

Above all the wind energy, shipbuilding, boat building, transportation, automobile and aviation industries rely on plastics strengthened with Saertex products. Over the years, our products have also become indispensable for sewer renovation applications and in the sporting goods industry. Parts reinforced with plastics have decisive advantages over standard ones made of steel or aluminum. Among other benefits, they offer a big potential to save resources with their lower weights and better mechanical properties in many applications.

With approximately 1,000 employees and manufacturing facilities in Germany, France, Portugal, South Africa, the USA, India, Brazil and China – together with a global sales and distribution network in more than 50 countries – the Saertex Group is well placed to meet the rapidly growing global demand for high-tech reinforcement fabrics in all market sectors.