Trelleborg invests in increased production of noise-suppression material DuruLamTM in Kalmar

Trelleborg invests in increased production of noise-suppression material DuruLamtm in Kalmar Trelleborg is investing in increased production capacity for a new, innovative engine-compartment noise-suppression product for different types of vehicles. The product is called DuruLam,tm which has been invented and developed by the Group's Kalmar-based subsidiary, Trelleborg Rubore AB. Since its introduction just two years ago, this product has achieved major successes in the passenger car and truck segments of the automotive industry on a worldwide basis. The new investment in the Kalmar plant is worth SEK 60 M and includes a new 5,000 m2 building in which a twin-belt heat-treatment press will be installed. "This manner of suppressing noise was previously impossible, but thanks to DuruLamtm the noise level in engine compartments can now be considerably reduced and ride quality is thus effectively improved," says Trelleborg Rubore's President, Percy Josefsson. DuruLam,tm which consists of different layers of polymer materials and steel, is currently unique in that no product of a corresponding nature exists in the market. Construction work on the new building will commence in August this year and is expected to be completed by February 2002. Installation of machines will then begin and production is scheduled to start in early May. For further information, please contact: Percy Josefsson, President of Trelleborg Rubore AB, telephone: +46 480 49 94 23 or Mikael Byström, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications, Trelleborg AB, mobile +46 708 55 21 30. Trelleborg AB is a global industrial group. Operations are based on spearhead competence within polymer materials and a high level of industrial know-how, combined with functional solutions and systems designed to meet the needs of our customers. Trelleborg AB has consolidated annual sales of SEK 18 billion, with approximately 16,500 employees in 40 countries. The Trelleborg Group consists of four business areas: Trelleborg Automotive, Trelleborg Wheel Systems, Trelleborg Engineered Systems and Trelleborg Building Systems. The Trelleborg share has been quoted on the A list of the OM Stockholm Exchange since 1964. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker The following files are available for download: