Action Technology, a Tekni-Plex business unit, Wayne, Pa., commissioned a multimillion dollar rubber mixing system and building expansion project at its Schaumburg, Ill., facility, which manufactures gaskets for aerosol valves and trigger pumps used in food and beverage products.

The Schaumburg project is part of Action Technology’s multi-year investment program in its European and U.S. rubber facilities to enhance supply security for global customers.

“The new system offers significant benefits to dispensing pump and aerosol valve producers, as well as their global consumer packaged goods customers. We can now offer increased capacity and seamless global supply using the same technology at our U.S. operation as we have at our site near Milan, Italy. Customers will now be able to qualify a compound once and be confident that we can supply it from two global locations. Standardization across facilities is critical for multinational companies requiring a secondary supply source,” says Jim Carosella, general manager.

The new manufacturing technology provides integrated traceability, from raw material lots to finished goods.

“The addition of this new leading-edge rubber processing facility is another example of Action Technology’s commitment to supporting its customers—and their customers—with unmatched quality, reliability and technology,” says Carosella.