CLEVELAND — Carolina Color Corp. is adding its third twin-screw extruder from Ansonia, Conn.-based Farrel Corp.
The compounder brings the firm's capacity to about 57 million pounds annually.
The first twin-screw machine was installed two years ago at Carolina Color's Lancaster, Texas, plant. Another was placed in Salisbury, N.C., in the spring.
The firm's Delaware, Ohio, plant will received the third machine in 1999, said Vincent Staropoli, general manager of that facility. Staropoli discussed the expansion in an interview during Plastics Fair Cleveland, held June 23-25.
Staropoli declined to say how much Carolina Color spent on the 68-millimeter machines, but said they are helping the Salisbury-based company turn around orders more quickly and run higher levels of additives and organic pigments.
Carolina Color's three color plants have a total area of 140,000 square feet.