Thermoplastic Elastomer Manufacturer – Facility Expansion Support


The client has a thermoplastic vulcanisate facility in South Wales where a number of world scale extrusion-based production lines are located. As a result of increased worldwide demand for these leading-edge technology products, they have recently significantly expanded their production capability at their South Wales facility in an on-going plan to supply the worldwide market in the most cost-effective manner. The expansion detailed design was carried out by a large UK based design house overseen by a client engineering team.

 Description of Services

Engsolve provided process, chemical and project support services to the site-based manufacturing team that was an integral part of the project client engineering team. The remit of the manufacturing team was to ensure that the detailed design met all operability requirements and that the learnings from experience gained on existing lines at the South Wales and other world-wide facilities were incorporated. These included meeting the needs of the host site utility systems in order to minimise capital investment. Engsolve took the lead in developing a solids transfer system that would otherwise have not met the throughput capacity of the lines. Engsolve have also provided support to the pre-commissioning and commissioning teams for the expansion project.