Dyneon continues to invest in the future
Celebrating the expansion (from left): Dyneon board spokesman Burkhard Anders; 3M Germany’s production and engineering director Gert Behling; Altöttings district representative Horst Krebes; Production area director Thomas Kolbeck; Burgkirchen mayoress Rita Burggraf; head of the Gendorf industry park Bernhard Langhammer; as well as 3M Germany’s board spokesman Günter Gressler (Photo: Dyneon / Heiner Heine)
29. Mar. 2012
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We had two reasons to celebrate on March 29th 2012: a new production line for the manufacture of fluoropolymers has opened and the foundation stone laid for another new production line. As a subsidiary of global diversified technology company 3M, we are investing a total of around 60 million Euros into the expansion of our plant and are creating 40 new jobs in the Burgkirchen area.
"This capacity expansion is the result of the ongoing rise in global fluoropolymer demand since 2010," said Dyneon board spokesman Burkhard Anders in his short welcome speech to guests at the celebration.
"At initial start-up of the plant, the production trial proceeded without any problems, which illustrates the outstanding performance of our employees during the planning and building of the plant." Anders added.
The plant has begun production after an unusually long construction period of 39 months, which is the result of a pause in construction during the economic crisis. With the foundation stone laid for the next production line at the site, Dyneon is showing commitment to future expansion, with the overall goal of strengthening its position amongst the world’s leading fluoropolymer manufacturers.
The expansion programme will significantly increase production capacity for fluorothermoplastics at the site after the second line opens. These high-performance polymers are used in a number of applications including automobile production to reduce emissions of volatile fuel permeating through the gas tank or fuel line hose. In addition, the products manufactured in the new production facilities are used for making weather resistant films, which protect photovoltaic systems. A major portion of the capacity expansion will be used by other 3M subsidiaries to support the strong growth of emerging market segments like the renewable energy sector.
3M, together with its Dyneon subsidiaries, is one of the world’s leading fluoropolymer producers. The Bavarian site has 540 employees and last reported annual sales of EUR 250 million.
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