Baytown, Texas — Duna-USA is expanding its site in Baytown, Texas and increasing production to meet the growing demands of the insulation, aerospace, sign and tooling industries, as well as to reduce the lead time for shipments within the US and Canada.
It is installing a state-of-the-art automated fabrication facility and a new foaming line, as well as adding a third manufacturing building and an office block. The company claims the expansion will “exponentially” increase production capabilities on the site. No details were given on which company has supplied machinery.
The Baytown site manufactures Corafoam polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foams, which are used for LND insulation, foam pipe insulation, composite layup tooling, pattern making, thermoforming and prototyping. It also makes custom-formulated pourable systems for uses as diverse as pipe supports, core materials and scenic applications.
“We want to ensure Duna-USA’s long-term viability to the North American market, from both a production and internal operations standpoint,” said chief executive Andrea Benedetti. “The overall expansion will allow us to respond quicker to fluctuations in market demand, and at the same time improve productivity, safety, and product quality.”
The new capacity is expected to be fully on line by the end of 2017, Duna-USA said.