DUNA-USA Completes Multi-Year Expansion
DUNA-USA (Baytown, TX) has completed a multi-year, multi-million dollar expansion of its Baytown, TX US headquarters and manufacturing facility. The expansion, which began in fall 2016, included the addition of a new manufacturing building, new office building, state-of-the-art automated fabrication department and an additional “continuous” CORAFOAM® production line.
“Our continuous commitment to invest in state-of-the-art technologies defines and strategically places DUNA to anticipate and meet market growth”, says Marta Brozzi, President of the DUNA Group, “We’ve significantly increased production and fabrication capabilities, enhanced quality and expect to reduce lead times while increasing production efficiency at the same time.”
As part of the expansion, DUNA-USA implemented a proprietary automated fabrication department, including 5-axis CNC machinery and robotic warehouse. “We are excited to utilize the latest technology to provide the highest quality products and service to our customers” says Andrea Benedetti, CEO of DUNA-USA.
DUNA-USA manufactures polyurethane and polyisocyanurate FOAMS, as well as CHEMICALS (custom systems) for the aerospace, automotive, insulation, marine, and construction industries. Standard applications for rigid materials include cold chain, LNG insulation, composite layup tooling, thermoforming, signmaking, and CAD verification tooling. Pourable applications include pipe supports, core materials, and design elements for theming and scenic applications.
“With the primary expansion goals complete, we are now focusing on expanding the low-density CORAFOAM® production line of our Baytown facility”, explains Benedetti, “We have already started to work on this next phase of internal growth”. DUNA-USA’s polyisocyanurate business is primarily targeted towards oil and gas, cryogenic, and LNG insulation applications and is the core business of the DUNA Group.
The DUNA Group, comprised of DUNA-CORRADINI, DUNA-USA, and DUNA-EMIRATES, has been manufacturing foams, chemicals and adhesives since 1957, and specializes in the research and development of highly customized, high quality polyurethane and epoxy systems. Manufacturing locations in the USA, Europe, and United Arab Emirates. Please visit http://www.dunagroup.com/usa for additional information.