New Twin Screw Line Announced at OTECH Corporation Adding Additional Hires and Additional Capacity

CHICAGO, IL – Innovative compound technology manufacturer OTECH Corporation of Rolling Prairie, Ind. (otechcorporation.com) has added a new 70mm twin-screw extruder. The new line, adding to OTECH’s existing technologies, is now producing commercial materials.

“We have new opportunities and demands from our clients to increase our production,” says OTECH Corporation president Jack O’Donnell. “It was a perfect time for our team to bring on this new technology.”

“Eight new hires have been brought on this month to help create a variety of TPR, TPE, TPO compounds for the footwear, housewares, and wire and cable industries,” O’Donnell states.

This new twin-screw line brings OTECH Corporation capacity up an additional 15 million pounds a year.

OTECH Corporation manufacturers flexible PVC, PVC alloys, TPR, TPE, TPO compounds to wire and cable manufacturers as well as to the footwear industry and profile extrusion and custom molding markets around the world. All compounds are available directly from the corporate headquarters in northwest Indiana.

“The company staff,” O’Donnell said, “has more than a century of combined experience in product development, production, quality control and sales.” O’Donnell adds, “This level of experience ensures that all of our clients will receive high quality, industry compliant products at very competitive prices with unmatched service.”

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OTECH Corp. Announces Newly Approved Custom Compounds New Compounds Join their Large Custom Auto Solutions Line

ROLLING PRAIRIE, IN – Innovative compound technology manufacturer OTECH Corporation of Rolling Prairie, Ind. (www.otechcompounds.com) has added two new, custom PP/EPDM compounds to their family of custom auto solution products. Both are now available commercially.

The first, a custom compound used in the manufacturing of truck trailer wind skirts, features superior low temperature properties (-90 degree brittle temperature) as well as improved performance in long-term, high temperature exposure. This custom blend makes a wind skirt that is ideal for long haul-rigs, regardless of temperature extremes.
The structural stability of OTECH’s new compound ensures longevity of the product even under stressing, high-speed conditions.

For many automotive and trucking companies rushing to comply with new state wind skirt laws, this new oil and abrasion resistant compound arrives just in time.

In addition to the wind-skirting compound, OTECH Corporation has also released an approved wire-reinforced ductile hose compound, designed specifically for the automotive industry for under-hood applications. With this compound, OTECH has added a component of processibility.

These compounds are produced with ease of manufacturing in mind. OTECH’s unique low-shear screw design uses a secret combination of melt flow and lubricants to create these specialized compounds quickly and with exceptional quality. Special attention was paid to ensure the compounds provide manufacturers with higher output at lower temperatures.

“These, like all of our custom compounds, meet stringent requirements,” says OTECH Vice President of Operations Jason Page. “We ensure quality by testing, re-testing, and confirming results before submitting a compound to our clients. ”

OTECH Corporation is ISO 9001:2008 certified. OTECH creates both UL® and non-UL® grade compounds including the innovative zero-halogen series. OTECH operates in a 250,000-square-foot facility in Rolling Prairie, Indiana.

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