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TMW invests in new equipment to increase its Stretcher Leveling Cut-to-Length capacity

July 12, 2017 - The Material Works has invested in new equipment to increase its Stretcher Leveling Cut-to-Length capacity to meet the growing demand for the EPS Unlimited product. The work is being carefully staged to be completed by July 2018 with no interruption in service to TMW customers.

TMW started up their Generation 3 EPS Coil Line in March, knowing there was immediate demand for EPS coils. However, the demand for EPS Unlimited - the Stretcher Leveled EPS sheet product - really took off at the same time. EPS Unlimited is their unique application of EPS Pickling and Stretcher Leveling to produce an ultra-clean, oil-free, 'stay-flat' sheet product for which we provide this guarantee:

EPS Unlimited will meet or exceed the performance of:

• Acid Pickled & Oiled  

• Acid Pickled Dry  

• Hot Roll Black

• Temper Passed  

• Roller Leveled

Against these criteria:

•  Paint Adhesion    

•  Paint Corrosion

•  Laser Cutting Speed    

•  Flatness After Lasering

or they buy the steel under their money back guarantee.

With a wider EPS thickness range of 1.2 mm to 9.5 mm (0.040 in. to 0.375 in.) and flexibility to EPS in coil, demand is growing quickly.

To meet TMW's increased demand, they are upgrading their heavy gauge Stretcher Leveler with a new roller leveler, shear, threading system, stretcher frames and PLC controls to increase its overall capacity. TMW will make similar upgrades to their lighter gauge Stretcher Leveler, both increasing its throughput and allowing it to stretch material up to 4.75 mm (0.187 in.). 

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