Avery Dennison Performance Tapes has increased its Kunshan manufacturing capabilities with the installation of a new custom-built coater.
The company also enlarged the plant's size by 3,500 sq. meters. The company will begin taking orders for products manufactured on the coater October 1, 2015.
The plant will manufacture a broad range of high performance industrial tapes that bond different materials and substrates in diverse applications.
The high-speed, versatile custom-built coater can coat various coatweights and run solvent or emulsion adhesive tapes. It reportedly incorporates state-of-the-art safety systems and 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 that will enable Avery Dennison to develop new products and maintain the high quality and performance of its existing products. It also houses a manufacturing hall, as well as new offices and labs on the first and second floors. Avery Dennison expects to hire 30 additional employees to accommodate the new production and testing capabilities, with that number increasing as the business grows.
Financial details of the cost of the enhancements were not released by the company.