Dunmore Corp. has expanded its U.S. and European manufacturing capacity for high-performance thin film products with major investments in new production lines at its Brewster, N.Y., and Freiburg, Germany, facilities. The two production lines are the centerpiece of Dunmore’s Gemini Series coating and laminating process, designed to make production of the most technically challenging thin films a normal manufacturing process. It combines the two multi-function coating and laminating machines with the company’s 40-plus years of experience in advanced thin film production.
The company created the Gemini process to address strategic partners’ growing needs for increasingly complex filmic products. Locating twin programs in the U.S. and Europe improves Dunmore’s responsiveness by putting advanced coated film production close to customers in both regions. Dunmore films are used in a wide range of applications, including high-tech insulation for satellites and spacecraft; backsheets for solar modules; durable labels for electronics; reflective insulation for housing and construction; various aircraft components and customized filmic solutions for a number of Fortune 100 companies.
The Gemini line in Brewster, N.Y., will be fully operational in July 2012. The 80-inch-wide manufacturing line includes features that expand the range of production options, with the capability to apply six different configurations of coating and lamination in less time.