LEVERKUSEN, Germany—Covestro has announced plans to increase capacity for TPU and other films at four locations worldwide.
The expansions, planned for Map ta Phut, Thailand; Guangzhou, China; South Deerfield, Mass.; and Dormagen, Germany, are intended to help meet growing regional demands, according to Michael Friede, head of Covestro's Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants division.
Map ta Phut will see a new co-extrusion facility come on line in 2019, Covestro said, while Guangzhou will see the conversion of a co-extrusion line before a second-phase expansion.
Debottlenecking is underway in South Deerfield and Coevestro is building a new co-extrusion line in Dormagen. This is scheduled to come on stream in 2020 and follows an expansion in 2017.