API invests in TPE/TPU capacity and research

image API Spa, Italy’s leading producer of thermoplastic compounds (TPE, TPU and Bioplastics), has announced significant investments in production machinery and R&D infrastructure. The investment plan includes a new production line for Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU), bringing the total number of lines to five and increasing production capacity by 25%, 2 new lines for the production of Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) and APINAT Bioplastics increasing production capacity by 15%, an integrated system for automated packaging and palleting, a new line dedicated to the production of MICRO-GRANULATED TPE and TPU, a new technologically advanced system of industrial SCALE-UP, a complete overhaul of the sample and masterbatch production departments, and new Research and Development labs.