Extrusion and converting technology company Davis-Standard (Pawcatuck, CT) has expanded manufacturing capabilities at its facility in Suzhou, China. Davis-Standard (Suzhou) Plastics Packaging Machinery Co. Ltd. added a 35,000-square-foot facility near the existing shop in Suzhou to house control panel assembly operations and to provide much-needed warehouse space, said the company. The addition, which went into operation at the end of April, reflects the company’s growing extrusion coating business and long-term strategy in the region, said Davis-Standard.
|The addition of a 35,000-square-foot facility will allow the company to build more extrusion coating lines at its main plant.|
“The additional space will allow us to build more extrusion coating lines at our main plant while supporting other machine services, including faster delivery,” said Jinsong Lin, General Manager. “We also appreciate how close this building is to our existing facility. The increased manufacturing capacity is a positive reflection of our growth over the past few years. We have become one of the top equipment suppliers in the region and we don’t take that for granted.”
The medical tubing and packaging segments continue to be strong markets for its technology throughout Asia, said Davis-Standard. Equipment sold to regional customers for medical tubing, extrusion coating and co-extrusion applications is built in Suzhou; assembly of electrical control panels, extruders and gear cases is also performed there.
The on-site R&D facility is equipped with technology for testing a range of rigid and flexible products, as well as FPVC tubing for IV and fluid delivery. Examples include microbore, multi-lumen, catheter, endotracheal, bubble and taper tubing.
Davis-Standard recently added a dsX flex-pack 300S to the lab for customer trials. This is a single-station extrusion and lamination line built specifically for the Asian flexible packaging market.