DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY (Nov. 28, 4:35 p.m. EST) — Guangdong Jinming Plastics Equipment Co. Ltd. has installed 12 lines in the United States and Canada since its official North American debut at NPE 2006, President Ma Zhenxin said at K 2007.
“We are very pleased with the progress in the U.S. market,” Ma said. “We expect North America to become our second largest export market.”
Currently Southeast Asia is Jinming's largest export destination, representing 33 percent of export sales.
At the K show in Dusseldorf, the Shantou, Guangdong-based machinery maker announced the sale of two multilayer lines, one to Sun Coast Plastics Inc. of Brooksville, Fla. The three-layer line consists of three sets of air-cooled extruders and a 350-millimeter-diameter die. The maximum lay-flat width is 1,600mm and maximum output is 400 kilograms per hour. Jinming said the line integrates a U.S.-made four-component gravimetric dosing system from CRG Logistics Inc., a Swiss-made Kundig thickness-gauge system and a programmable logic controller from Austria's B&R.
The other sale, of a five-layer line, was to a customer in Singapore.
Jinming sells about 100 lines annually, and nearly half are being exported this year. The company said 2007 sales will see a 20 percent increase compared with last year.
The company currently employs 300, but is constructing a new plant and doubling manufacturing space.
The facilities will cover 16 acres, said Ma Danjie, an assistant to the president.
“The K show is the Olympics for the plastics industry,” Ma Zhenxin said. “We are here to showcase the latest of the Chinese plastics industry."