CHOMARAT, one of the leading players in the global engineered textile sector, is expanding its Tunisian plant in Grombalia (30 mins. from Tunis) and has announced an increase in its production capacity of multiaxial glass fiber reinforcements for the wind turbine market.
Enhanced means of production to meet high demand
These investments come in response to a new contract to supply over 10,000 tonnes to the wind turbine sector.
In 2014 CHOMARAT made similar improvements to its Taicang plant (near Shanghai) in China. The Group is now able to supply its multiaxial reinforcements across continents - Europe, Asia and the Americas.
“Increasing our production capacity and expanding our facilities is just the first step. We are going to pursue our development by offering a competitive range designed for the wind turbine sector and all other high-volume markets such as the transportation and marine industries,” said Raphael Pleynet, head of CHOMARAT’s Composites Europe business.
Growing ambitions in glass reinforcements
The aim of the Group is to build on its expansion and these latest investments will strengthen CHOMARAT’s market offering on an international scale. “CHOMARAT has always been among the leading players in the design and manufacture of glass reinforcements for the construction, marine and sports & leisure sectors. Our recent investments in China and Tunisia reflect our determination to gain ground in both carbon and glass composites,” said Michel Cognet, Managing Director of CHOMARAT Group.