Continental Structural Plastics (CSP), a US-based Teijin Group company and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of composite components, has announced that it is expanding its facility in Sarepta, Louisiana in the US, with the purchase of an LFT-D line that includes a Dieffenbacher press with a pressing force of 2,500 tonnes (25,000 kN).
CSP said it will use its new LFT-D line, scheduled to begin operating in the first quarter of 2022, to produce tailgate covers for pickup trucks. CSP has operated three Dieffenbacher LFT-D lines with identically constructed presses in Sarepta for 20 years.
“Our Dieffenbacher lines from 2001 have done an excellent job for two decades. That's why we've decided to order another LFT-D line with a 2,500-tonne hydraulic press from Dieffenbacher,” Dale Armstrong, advanced process engineer at CSP, said in a press release. “In addition, we always feel very well supported by the local Dieffenbacher staff here in North America.”
CSP manufactures composite components for a variety of industries, including automotive, trucking, leisure and construction. CSP is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and operates facilities in the United States, Mexico, France, Portugal, Czech Republic and China.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (JL)