MEXICO CITY — A small Mexican compounder is planning to build a $2 million plant to produce PVC/rubber multilayer hoses, the first time that product has been made in Mexico.
The new Industrial de Resinas facility will employ 50 and operate five extrusion lines, said Adrian J. Perez Ortiz, new projects manager for the firm, which is based in the Naucalpan de Ju rez district of Mexico City. The company has two facilities in Mexico.
The PVC hoses, which Perez said are half the cost of hoses that are completely rubber, will be the driving force behind what company officials hope will be a doubling of sales in two years. The company now produces 500 tons of material per month, and has about $8 million in annual sales, he said.
The new plant, in the city of Cuautitl n, north of Mexico City, initially will add about $1.8 million in annual sales and have a capacity of 400,000 pounds per month, he said. Each extrusion line will have two or three extruders.
The company also plans to build another facility in about four years that will make specialized tubing. Perez disclosed the planned investments in a Sept. 9 interview at PlastImagen '97, held Sept. 9-12 in Mexico City.
Most of the company's work is in PVC, but it also handles polyurethane, polyethylene, polypropylene, acetal and nylon.
The PVC/rubber hoses are used in air compressors.