Materials firm Resinas Colores y Compuestos SA de CV recently added a new twin-screw extrusion line and hopes to add a second production site in the next two years.
The new line is the sixth for the Naucalpan, Mexico-based firm, company director and co-owner Jose Antonio de Leon said Oct. 4 at the Plastimagen México 2011 trade show in Mexico City.
RCC produces color compounds and concentrates based primarily on engineering resins. The firm employs 72 at a 150,000-square-foot plant in Toluca, and hopes to add a second site in Monterrey, possibly by late 2013, de Leon said. The new site would enable RCC to take advantage of growth from the automotive market, he added.
“Our business is moving more and more into automotive,” de Leon said. “Our highways are growing and new [auto] plants are being built.” He added that RCC is in the process of getting certifications to make materials for several automotive products.
In 2011, RCC is on track to post sales of about $12 million, which de Leon said would be a 30 percent increase vs. 2010. The firm does a lot of business in small-lot production, which de Leon described as lots of between 500 and 1,000 pounds. Packaging remains RCC's largest end market, but automotive now ranks second.