ContiTech has opened a new facility in China for coated fabrics. ContiTech is a leading supplier of technical elastomer products and a specialist in plastics technology. This is its first international production site for elastomer coatings outside Germany.
The plant produces high-performance coated materials for a variety of applications. The product range includes robust concertina wall materials, which connects railway carriages together, or fabrics for protective equipment, dry diving suits or life rafts.
This is an ultramodern and climate-friendly facility equipped with leading production technology that can only be operated by a few companies worldwide.
The plant aims to set benchmarks for an ecological and energy-friendly manufacturing. Based on cutting-edge facilities for waste air treatment, the site stays below Chinese emission limits more than ten times. Its thermal insulation systems are also said to significantly help save energy.
ContiTech supplies customers in China and further Asia and is already selling coated fabrics in China, such as diaphragms for automotive fuel management or robust and weatherproof materials for folding bellows used in railway vehicles.
With the new plant, customers will benefit from local production possibilities, expertise and local service capability. The company already supplies calendered material and other semi-finished goods for air springs and transmission belts.