Trosifol, manufacturer of PVB film, is planning to increase production capacity at its Troisdork, Germany facility. The company is planning to add an additional production line to answer the rising need for PVB film for laminated safety glass in the automotive industry. The total investment for the new line will be close to $26 million (EUR 20 million) and the line is expected to be up and running by the end of 2013.
“The new production line in Troisdorf will be specifically geared to the automotive industry's stringent quality requirements,” says Ralf Eschrich, who heads the Trosifol division at Kuraray Europe GmbH. “At the same time, we will be stepping up the number of staff working in research and development and technical service. The aim is to raise our presence in this key growth market and position ourselves as a strong and competent partner for customers in the automotive industry.”