New polycarbonate line opens

L44 Grand Opening

Photo courtesy Palram Americas

Palram Americas, which manufactures polycarbonate and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sheets for the sign industry, celebrated the opening of an additional production line with a two-day event on April 30 and May 1.

The new ‘Line 44’ adds the ability to produce polycarbonate sheets and coils up to 2.6 m (104 in.) wide, untrimmed. It will manufacture up to 15-mm (0.6-in.) thick general-purpose sheets, one- and two-sided co-extruded sign-grade sheets and coils, fire-rated sheets and high-optics sheets.

“Line 44 will bring a greater ability to serve our existing customers, while also attracting new customers and tackling new markets,” says Tim Cronrath, product manager.

The celebration began with a grand display of various products made from polycarbonate during a cocktail reception and dinner. The next day, project engineer Matt Ehrig (pictured, centre) cut the ribbon, flanked by president and CEO Ron Dvir (left) and senior vice-president (SVP) of sales and marketing Mike Howser (right). Guests toured both the polycarbonate and PVC manufacturing plants.

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