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Baerlocher expands its UK operational Capacity to support local PVC Market

Bury (UK) / Munich (Germany) – October 12th 2021 – Baerlocher, a leading global manufacturer of additives for the plastics industry, is investing in its production plant in Bury. The company will increase capacity of its Calcium based PVC stabiliser plant by more than 50% with installation of additional new Mixing and Granulation units in 2022.

This expansion will support the strong demand in all new and recycled PVC applications and reinforces the company’s commitment to the ‘post Brexit’ UK and Irish markets.

Andy Jones, the group’s Global PVC Additives Head stated: “For the past 25 years, the Bury site has established itself as the premier solid PVC stabiliser production plant in the UK. This expansion begins the next chapter for the company, as we approach our 50th anniversary in the UK during 2023, with an increasingly challenging regulatory framework and complexity in supply chains”.

“Our Customers rely upon local security of supply, product consistency and speed of response from established and reliable sources” according to Andrew Tate, Head of PVC Additives EU/MEA, “The capacity increase delivers on this need, and will also support the anticipated new demand for solid Ca based systems, due to increasing regulatory pressure to convert from existing liquid stabilisers, in many PVC applications.”

About Baerlocher:

The Baerlocher Group is a leading manufacturer of additives for the plastics industry. Its portfolio includes a broad range of stabilizers and other additives suitable for all polymer and a range of non-polymer applications. 

Baerlocher has a strong focus on customer and employee needs and is highly committed to innovation and sustainability. Its pioneering and proactive role is underlined by the support provided to the PVC industry during the transition from lead to calcium-based stabilizers and by its innovative lubricant systems for wood plastic composites. 

Baerlocher embraces the principles of responsible care. It operates an ISO 9001-certified quality management system, an environmental management system compliant with ISO 14001 and an energy management system compliant with ISO 50001. Baerlocher plays a positive role in both the business community and society as a whole. This includes work within industry associations, and the provision of training opportunities in a variety of disciplines. 

The Baerlocher Group has production plants around the globe and operates a sales network serving all major countries. 

BAEROPAN, BAEROSTAB, BAEROPOL, BAEROLUB, BAEROCIN and BAEROCID are registered trademarks of Baerlocher. 

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