PCL’s Amber Line increases capacity!

Capacité - Red and blue circle made of round pellets, Plus blue and black text present 'polymer compounders limited'

Polymer Compounders Limited are proud to announce the installation of a new purpose built twin screw compounder – the Amber line, the addition of this machine to the main production site in Durham increases our ‘nameplate’ capacity to 11,000T.

The Amber line will primarily be focused on engineering thermoplastics with a view to utilising its co-extrusion versatility. Furthermore, this additional extruder expands ability to develop our engineering thermoplastics capability.

Grahame Houlder, Managing Director said “This is our third new machine in as many years here at PCL. We continue to focus on ensuring that we have the progressive capability to provide our customers with exactly what they need, when they need it.  I am enormously proud of my Team at PCL who helped to make this happen so effectively.”

The Amber line, fourteen months from inception to production, will ensure that all our customers continue to get our support from 25kgs to full truck loads and demonstrates a total long-term commitment to the needs of the polymers market. The Amber line is now in full production.

We are always striving to differentiate ourselves with the level of service we provide to the industry: short lead-times, flexibility on the quantities delivered and a fast turnaround for colour matches and samples. These are just some of the advantages customers experience when purchasing their polymer resins from PCL.

“This capacity expansion is a sign of the good health of the Manufacturing industry in the United Kingdom in general. It also clearly demonstrates that we are expanding our customer base and our share of the market, both domestically and across Western Europe”

Grahame Houlder, Polymer Compounders Limited’s Managing Director – 2017

“The two new lines show that we are listening to what our customers need”, added Stuart Hurst, Site Manager. “The Silver line is perfect for all the market sector projects we’re now taking on; the Purple line allows us the versatility so important to effectively service both moulders and end-users”.

Stuart Hurst, Site Manager – 2017