Extreme Coatings, a leading global supplier of wear-resistant coating solutions for the plastics and rubber industries, has announced the construction of a new manufacturing facility in Austria for the production of high-performance coatings for feedscrews in injection molding and extrusion applications. The company has established a European subsidiary, Extreme Coatings GmbH, and formed a strategic partnership with a leading Austrian engineering services company to operate the facility. The plant in Gmunden, Austria, is slated to open by October 1.The increased capacity in Europe will shorten lead times, reduce shipping costs, and establish local supply for Extreme Coatings’ growing customer base throughout Europe, according to Scott Caplan, executive vice president. The 15,000-sq-ft Austria plant expands Extreme Coatings’ global footprint, which includes operations in India, South Korea, and Chile.

‘‘The market demand for our wear-resistant coatings has shown exponential growth in several key application areas for quite some time,” said Caplan. “We’ve expanded our global footprint so we can break the logistical logjam that exists today and ensure stable supply to all key European regions.” 

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