Capacity expansion for Italian hose maker

Photo by Bruce Meyer. From left, Tudertechnica’s Andrea Deregibus, his son Mattia and Dan Barrett of Parker Hannifin Corp’s Industrial Hose Division pose at this year’s NAHAD convention held in Florida

Tubigomma Deregibus S.R.L. (Tudertechnica), a specialty hose manufacturer to the consumables market, is investing approximately USD $1 million to expand capacity at its hose factory in Padua, Italy.

Tudertechnica plans to have two new hose production lines in place during the first half of 2016, according to the firm’s chief operating officer and co-owner, Andrea Deregibus.

Tudertechnica has the space in its facility to handle new machinery, which will be designed to handle hoses with inside diameters of 2 to 24 inches. The lines will be flexible for use on existing hose products as well as any future lines.

For example, the company will now be able to make an air transfer silicone hose up to 20 inches. Silicone is among a variety of elastomers Tudertechnica uses, including such materials as SBR, Viton, nitrile and Teflon.

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