Chomarat, a producer of engineered textiles and composite reinforcements, is expanding its coatings and films business. The company is investing in a new varnishing and finishing line for automotive coated materials at its Chomarat France site.

‘This €2.5 million investment is right in line with Chomarat’s global development strategy,’ said Philippe Chomarat, head of Chomarat coatings and films business. ‘The new line will start producing as early as the beginning of 2017, enabling us to consolidate and increase our penetration of the automotive market.’

The deposition technology used on Chomarat’s new varnishing line focuses on improving the elimination of volatile organic compounds in the different chemical formulations. ‘By choosing to invest in this technology, we are anticipating the changes to REACH regulations,’ added Chomarat.

Chomarat is also accelerating the development of thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) solutions, which are a feature of its OSKIN range. 

This story is reprinted from material from Chomarat, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.