NEW INVESTMENT IN TWIN CALENDAR LINES
Silex have invested in two new Calendar lines for speciality silicone sheet manufacture.
The first line due to commence production in late September 2014 is a 4 roll precision "DR COLLIN GmbH" Calendar which will produce up to 700mm wide composite solid and sponge silicone sheet. This sheet will be further processed into pads for a major domestic appliance manufacturer as a switch pad.
The second line is a 1600mm wide, 3 roll "RODOLFO COMERIO" Calendar capable of producing up to 1400mm wide silicone sheet. Primarily this Calendar will be used for coating polyester and aramid fabric with flame retardant silicone following a major contract awarded to us in January this year.
Further investment into embossing and coating technology is planned to create cooking liners for the domestic and European markets. Production on this machine is due to commence manufacture early 2015 whilst we await additional power supply.