Technoform Increases Production Capacity at its Twinsburg, Ohio Facility

Technoform has doubled the size of its current warehouse in Twinsburg, Ohio, and added capacity to support its customers’ product needs and lead times. The location also has added new equipment to increase its finishing and customization services.

“We have experienced tremendous growth and, with advanced equipment, we will continue to improve the speed and quality of the operation to benefit our customers,” says market team manager Bill Blazek.

The additional square footage in Ohio offers a new shipping dock and new larger staging area to enhance the swiftness of the shipment operation. It also houses a new semi-automatic wrapping station and provides new space for returnable rack storage. This year, Technoform expects to continue its increase of product shipments using returnable racks to further reduce waste and continue to increase efficiency.

“Quality and speed to our customers through increased efficiency is the driving motivation for our latest equipment purchases, too,” says Blazek. “We recently installed new finishing and packaging machinery that can handle both coils and straight lengths of our polyamide thermal break material, and then semi-automatically wraps it for shipping. This improves the quality and consistency of our wrapping, and significantly reduces our previous, manually intensive process. This frees up our qualified people to perform more important services for our customers.

Hornos Pujol to Design Laminating Oven for Tvitec

Spanish companies Hornos Industriales Pujol and Tvitec have signed a commercial collaboration agreement to produce high quality curved glass solutions. Pujol will design an EVA and HST laminate oven measuring 39.4 by 10.5 feet (12 by 3.21 meters) for Tvitec. The HST LAM Multichamber Super Jumbo model is capable of operating simultaneously with two 20-foot (6-meter) chambers. Pujol will fully allocate its cutting-edge technology and its R+D+i programs for the production of this double line for curved glass.

The purchase agreement is the culmination of a technological development process and a close collaboration between both engineering departments of Pujol and Tvitec.

The new oven will process curved laminated glass up to 39.4 feet (12 meters) in length. It is designed for the use or application of EVA and a stronger butyral to guarantee safe laminate conditions in the most aggressive environments, according to the release. This will allow the company to meet customers’ requirements, paying particular attention to the type of medium in which each product is developed, according to the company.

The new laminate oven is part of the $22.4 million (EUR 20 million) investment that Tvitec has made to improve its glass processing.

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