Kewell Converters – Christmas News Letter 2016-17 (New CNC Vertical Contour Cutting Machine)

ALL-PURPOSE NEW VERTICAL CNC CONTOUR CUTTING MACHINE FOR THE CONVERTING OF SHEETS AND BLOCK MATERIALS WITH UTMOST PRODUCTION THROUGH-PUT, ACCURACY AND PERFORMANCE.

2016 has been an interesting year at Kewell Converters with significant advances in our marketing, attending the Southern Manufacturing Show at Farnborough and DRPTE Exhibition in Cardiff. Both of which have been successful in showcasing the business and our continued commitment to development and design, as well as useful in terms of learning about the key challenges in the marketplace.

We plan to visit the same shows next year to display our newly developed design capabilities but also to talk about our biggest machinery tool technology investment in 35 years. In April 2017 we will be commissioning our new Albrecht Baumer CNC Vertical contour cutting machine which will significantly enhance the ability of the business to serve a wider variety of customers and applications.  The accuracy, speed and precision of cut will enable us to broaden our range of products and parts for our existing and new customers as well as in some cases reducing lead times for customers.

ALL-PURPOSE VERTICAL CONTOUR CUTTING MACHINE FOR THE CONVERTING OF SHEETS AND BLOCK FOAM WITH UTMOST ACCURACY AND PERFORMANCE WILL BE IN PRODUCTION IN EARLY 2017, ADDING EXTRA CAPABILITIES AND ADVANCED CUTTING TECHNOLOGY. (MAXIMUM PART SIZE: 3500MM X 2200MM X 1300MM HIGH)

APPLICATIONS & END USES: FOAM FILLERS FOR ROOFING & CLADDING, SPECIALISED 2D/3D PACKAGING, BESPOKE CASE INSERTS, SPORTS SWIM KICKBOARDS & FLOATATION AIDS, AUTOMOTIVE TRIM AND PANELS AS WELL AS SOME CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY AND FURNITURE ITEMS.

MATERIALS: Closed Cell, Cross-Linked Expanded Polyethylene (PE) Foams (AZOTE, Plastazote, Evazote, Supazote), Nylon Foams (ZOTEK N), PDVF Foams (ZOTEK F), Open Cell Polyether, Polyester, PUR soft foam and chip foams as well as non-woven fabric, reticulated foams, melamine foams, laminated materials and some similar composite materials.

In 2017 we plan to launch a pilot e-commerce programme for sheet and block foam materials in some key grades and sizes – please do let us know if you have preferences in this area so that we can make doing business with us even easier and quicker.

Whilst we have seen some dramatic changes and some raw material price increases we are aware that this also creates an opportunity, currently about a sixth of our production is for export but we expect this to rise to some 20% by the end of 2017.

If we can assist in any future foam product developments or existing projects, we would welcome the opportunity to talk or collaborate on, please do call to have a chat or we can arrange a site meeting.

As a general Christmas gift, Kewell’s will be making a donation to both Trussell Trust Foodbanks and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust charities.

In the meantime, Best Wishes to you for a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year

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