Schattdecor makes strong investment course in Latin America
Published on : Thursday, June 10, 2021
Believing in Latin America´s potential, in the growth of its customers and in the creation of new markets, Schattdecor announced the acquisition of a new impregnation machine for the São José dos Pinhais unit in 2019. PMI XIX began its operation in April 2021, with a production capacity of over 70 million square meters per year, with a nominal speed of 90m/min, complementing the Brazilian industrial park, which already had 3 impregnation channels.
In the second half of 2021, Schattdecor do Brasil will continue its strategic investment plan with the installation of a new resin reactor seeking self-sufficiency in producing resins and additives, totaling a capacity of 48 thousand tons/year. Later this year, we will receive the PMI XXIII, which will begin operating in the first few months of 2022. With the fifth channel (PMI XXIII), Schattdecor do Brasil’s impregnation capacity will jump to a level of 220 million m²/year of impregnated paper.
In printing, investments in energy and inventory are also planned since the Brazilian unit has 3 high-productivity printing lines and 1 lacquering machine for “finish-foil” production, which gives us a privileged situation of flexibility and capacity to serve customers from all over Latin America.
Response to dominance of the Latin American market
The Brazilian facility is recognized throughout the Schattdecor group for its cutting-edge technology. It was the first plant in the group to implement impregnation equipment with a width of 2,800mm, a configuration that is already present in PMI XIII and now in the new PMI XIX line, which has become standard for all of the company’s new impregnation machines around the world.
This leadership is characteristic of the Latin American market for laminated panels and flooring, which is a reference in product development. “With new deep-textured finishes, different visual and tactile effects and increasingly shorter production cycles, our customers challenge us to constantly expand our range of impregnation solutions,” says Sandra Mohr, Executive Commercial, Design and Marketing Manager at Schattdecor do Brasil.
“We responded to these demands by offering innovative solutions to the market. In this sense, our industrial park has the capacity to produce countless different formulas, increasing the finishing possibilities for our customers and a capacity that will be boosted by the new resin reactor,” Sandra adds.