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Trelleborg Sealing Solutions (Stuttgart, Germany) continues to develop its global liquid silicone rubber (LSR) injection molding manufacturing footprint with a further investment in support of the technology at its LSR facility in Pernik, Bulgaria. Boasting compliance with ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System, in particular, the Bulgarian facility will focus on components for sensitive food and beverage applications.

PlasticsToday Staff

August 7, 2015

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Trelleborg expands LSR molding in Bulgarian plant

TrelleborgIn April 2015, Trelleborg utilized an option from 2011 to acquire the outstanding 50% of shares in the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions LSR operation in Bulgaria. This latest investment will increase manufacturing floor space by 150% and more than double capacity of the tool room. The expansion will allow future growth in small- to medium-sized technical LSR, especially overmolded parts for the food, beverage, baby care, sanitary, industrial and automotive electronics markets, said the company in a news release. A significantly increased area is dedicated to operation under the stricter hygienic requirements of the food and beverage industry.

"Our investment in Bulgaria follows significant investments in Stein am Rhein, Switzerland, and Northborough in the United States," said Ursula Nollenberger, Product Director, Liquid Silicone Rubber Components, in a prepared statement. "It is part of Trelleborg's strategy to strengthen its positions in selected attractive market segments.

"Silicone rubber is a specialized material, accounting for just 2% of the total market for rubber. The advanced LSR segment currently represents around 15% of that silicone production. However, it is seeing exponential growth, particularly in high-tech fields where the technology can meet the manufacturing and design challenges of complex applications.

"Operating in this emergent niche, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is the world's leading exponent of precision LSR and two-component processing. Complex geometries, including multi-components, are produced at our strategically positioned global manufacturing facilities in the same consistent way, with the same processes worldwide," added Nollenberger.

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