It will primarily aid the technical department to concentrate on innovative custom solutions for customers and quickly bring those solutions to the customer’s door. As a secondary function, the EL 17 will alleviate the EL 02 (APV Production Line) from producing small runs of material thus making production times more efficient. This way, KTPE’s customer base will benefit due to much quicker response and turnaround time on sample requests.
KTPE’s technical department is enthusiastic about having the new line on board because it will aid their developers in formulating new compounds with customer’s custom requirements and rapidly move into the production phase to test first time productions. Additionally, Technical Director, Ken Sienkowski states: “It will also help in our ability to perform color matching projects for customers.” The latter ties into the expanding innovation capabilities for the technical department.
The extruder will be operated by newly promoted machine operator, Toan Ma. EL 17 will also be a key factor for the logistics’ department inventory reduction target, as it will reduce scrap material significantly for small orders. The addition of this new line not only speaks to KRAIBURG TPE’s desire to improve upon their rapid response to customer’s demands, but also to the steady growth it continues to experience.
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2625 North Berkeley Lake Road
Suite 100, Duluth, GA 30096