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Construction work on a new production and administration complex for Kraiburg TPE Americas has started in Buford, Georgia. The company is investing $15 million in a new production facility for hydrogenated styrene block copolymer (HSBC) thermoplastic elastomers and an office that will form the hub of US business activities.

PlasticsToday Staff

December 11, 2014

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Kraiburg expanding North American TPE production with new plant in Georgia

Construction work on a new production and administration complex for Kraiburg TPE Americas has started in Buford, Georgia. The company is investing $15 million in a new production facility for hydrogenated styrene block copolymer (HSBC) thermoplastic elastomers and an office that will form the hub of US business activities.

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Attending the groundbreaking ceremony for Kraiburg's new TPE facility in Gwinnett County, Georgia were Daniela Schmidt-Kuttner (third from left; Managing Director Kraiburg Holding), Jeff Frankish (second from right; Director Americas Kraiburg TPE), and Franz Hinterecker (right; CEO Kraiburg TPE).

The new plant will boost the company's capacity in the US from 6000 tonnes/year to 10,000 tonnes/year. The present corporate headquarters in Duluth is reportedly approaching the limit of its capacity. Kraiburg TPE Americas has thus decided to relocate to Buford, almost 30 km due north. The new facilities are scheduled for completion in 2016. In the long-term, the facility has the capacity to double its original size as needed, and the future expansion will include enough space for an additional five production lines. Kraiburg TPE also has production sites in Germany and Malaysia.

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