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GE invests in additional production capacity for “xtreme” Lexan resin

GE Plastics will invest 62 million Euro to introduce production capacity for its "xtreme" Lexan polycarbonate (PC) ...

October 6, 2006   Canadian Plastics

GE Plastics will invest 62 million Euro to introduce production capacity for its “xtreme” Lexan polycarbonate (PC) resins at its resin facility in Bergen Op Zoom, The Netherlands.
The company will convert existing manufacturing capabilities in order to boost production of the xtreme Lexan PC, which will also enable production of other copolymer products that are currently under development, the company said.
“GE’s xtreme line of resins are a key component of our growth strategy, and we are making a significant investment in capacity so we can deliver these unique products worldwide,” Heiner Markhoff, president of GE Plastics Europe, said. “In addition to addressing current and future customer needs, this significant expansion underscores the company’s commitment to this region and community.”
The “xtreme” Lexan resins are among the most impact-resistant in GE Plastics’ portfolio, the company said, and are designed for use in a broad range of applications, such as automobile components, mobile phones, personal safety equipment and electrical enclosures.
First opened in 1971, GE’s Bergen Op Zoom facility spans 200 hectares and has earned the Global Star Health & Safety certificate from GE Corporate and ISO 14001 certification.
GE’s Canadian headquarters are located in Mississauga, Ont.


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