Lohmann Specialty Coatings, a manufacturer of specialty adhesive tapes, is increasing capacity to step up to a growing global demand in automotive manufacturing and assembly by adding 25,000 square feet to its facility in Orange County, Virginia at a cost of $6.7 million. The increased capacity is needed as a result of growing demand for specialty adhesive tapes for the automotive industry.
Previously, US supply depended on Lohmann’s European manufacturing facilities, but auto manufacturers said that direct access to Lohmann’s products would be desirable. The company says that the expanded facility will be able to provide adhesives for every type of surface used in the automotive industry.
Lohmann reports that automotive manufacturing in the US is seeing exponential growth, adding that the company’s specialized adhesive tapes are being used in almost every exterior, interior, electronic, decorative and mechanical component. The expanded facility will meet the auto manufacturing industry’s need for direct access to Lohmann’s products.