Suddekor Boosting Overlay Capacity by 50%

East Longmeadow, MA, Oct. 4, 2013 -- Overlay printer Süddekor LLC said it will complete its North American expansion project this month.

New equipment that offers a variety of proprietary overlays for high and low pressure laminates, including flooring, will be added to Süddekor’s East Longmeadow facility, increasing, capacity by 50% and creating a total output of 100 million square meters of treated products, the company said.

Michel Ross, director of treating operations, explained that the East Longmeadow facility was the first single source supplier for printed and treated papers in the North American market.

This equipment addition will add a fourth treater to the company’s North American operations, which are located in East Longmeadow and Agawam, Massachusetts, and Biscoe, North Carolina.

“Having design, printing, and treating under one roof saves money and provides efficiency by eliminating transportation, enhancing scheduling, improving quality control issues, and decreasing lead times, thereby reducing the complexity for laminators,” Ross said.

Machinery installation began in July 2013.

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