Avery Dennison expands pressure-sensitive tapes plant in China

11:40 AM, 19th September 2015
Avery Dennison performance tapes expands Kunshan, China manufacturing capabilities with the installation of a new custom-built coater and enlarged the plant’s size by 3,500 sq metre.

KUNSHAN, CHINA: Avery Dennison Corporation said its performance tapes has increased its Kunshan, China manufacturing capabilities with the installation of a new custom-built coater and enlarged the plant’s size by 3,500 sq metre (37,674 sq ft). The company will begin taking orders for products manufactured on the coater from 1 October.

“Demand is high for industrial tapes and adhesives solutions in China. The electronics, automotive and general industrial segments are already significant in size and are growing fast. With our new coater, we can better serve our customers in China with local production, which means faster delivery backed by a range of valuable services,” said Michael Johansen, global vice president and general manager, performance tapes.

Johansen noted that the plant will manufacture a broad range of high performance industrial tapes that bond different materials and substrates in diverse applications. Electronics uses include touch-screen and touch-pad mounting, speaker mesh, batteries, backlit applications and lenses. Automotive uses include foams and gaskets, and noise reduction applications, airbags, bonding of badges and emblems and brake shims. Adhesive solutions used in large domestic appliances, elevators, building and construction, and packaging are examples of general industrial applications.

The high-speed, versatile custom-built coater can coat various coat weights and run solvent or emulsion adhesive tapes with a maximum width of 1.52m / 60 inch. It is part of an overall investment that includes adhesive storage, adhesive mixing and sophisticated exhaust systems.

The Kunshan plant expansion includes a new lab with test equipment to develop new products and maintain the high quality of its existing products. The company expects to hire 30 additional employees to accommodate the new production and testing capabilities, with that number increasing as the business grows, it said.

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