The installation is expected to take place in February 2021, with sales of these rolls scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2021. Photo: Trosifol /Kuraray Europe GmbH

Kuraray is continuing to invest in its Czech production site in Holešov. The most recent investment expands the manufacturing of its SentryGlas product and will enable the plant to produce the interlayer on roll widths up to 330 centimeters. The installation is expected to take place in February 2021, with sales of these rolls starting in the third quarter of 2021.

Initially, the company’s two UltraClear products—SentryGlas and SentryGlas Xtra—will be available. SentryGlas Natural UV and SentryGlas Translucent White will follow later in the year.

“We are very proud that Kuraray has decided to invest in our site again. By commissioning the SentryGlas line, the team has proven that it can do great things,” says Tomas Horak, shift leader for SentryGlas production at the Holešov facility. “In particular, the flatness of our SentryGlas rolls is excellent and I am confident that in the future we will be able to ensure this outstanding product property, even with the maximum width of 330 centimeters.”

The SentryGlas production in Holešov was put into operation in 2003. A new cutting table was installed at the end of 2019 to cut sheet material that is produced in the U.S. to size.

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