Trelleborg’s offshore operation in Norway is expanding its production capability with a new manufacturing line. The addition will complement its current range of thermal insulation materials by adding Fusion Bonded Epoxy (FBE) powder coating and polypropylene (PP) to its portfolio, solidifying the company’s leading position as a subsea system thermal insulation provider.
In addition, to establish and operate the new production line initiative, Trelleborg will strengthen its team with two new hires. With a combined experience of over 40 years working with thermoplastics, Eirik Simonsen and Adam Jackson, will take on the roles of Thermal Insulation Business Group Director and Technical Manager.
The new production line will be built at Trelleborg’s facility based in Krokstadelva, Norway and is planned to initially occupy 1,000 square meters. The initiative will add FBE powder coating and PP material options to the facilities vast range of Vikotherm™ thermal insulation materials including rubber, silicone, glass syntactic polyurethane and solid polyurethane. The manufacturing line should be in production from quarter one of 2017.