Nudo Products Adds Second Davis-Standard Sheet Line


(Pawcatuck, Conn.)--A newly installed Davis-Standard, LLC sheet system will enable Nudo Products, Inc. of Springfield, Illinois, to further develop its paneling product line and custom sheet business. The system, which features a 4 ½-inch (114mm) extruder and 60-inch wide EX-M-PLAR® roll stand, is engineered to process HDPE, LDPE, HMWPE, polypropylene and ABS with a variety of special additives and colors. Since the nature of Nudo's production is highly customized, the line is capable of manufacturing sheet that is 15 mil to .5 inches (12mm) thick. It is also set up for a secondary coextruder when needed. Equipment versatility is essential since Nudo's paneling products are used in multiple end markets including architectural and decorative, transportation, stage and seating, marine, animal confinement, flooring, construction, food processing and refrigeration, among others.

"We've been working with Davis-Standard since the 1980s and have a great partnership. We appreciate the quality and value of the equipment and responsiveness and knowledge of their engineers," said Patrick Nudo. "This sheet system took only a few weeks to install and has been running very well. With the multiple product changeovers and tight deadlines associated with a custom operation, reliable and interchangeable equipment is a necessity. Davis-Standard excels in this area."

This is Nudo's second Davis-Standard sheet system. The company's first system, a coextrusion line installed in the late 1990s, also supports Nudo's paneling and custom sheet business. Additionally, Nudo has two Davis-Standard Mark V® extruders used for manufacturing vinyl moldings and custom profile products.

According to Nudo, "The first Davis-Standard extruder we purchased almost 20
years ago continues to be one of our best extruders. From the beginning, Davis-
Standard has always gone the extra mile to help us succeed."

The fact that Nudo is a family-run business has given the company a niche in producing custom colors and small lot orders more efficiently than many of their competitors. It has also enabled Nudo to service a broad range of customers in the U.S. and Canada, including one- and two-step distributors, OEM manufacturers, wholesale distributors, big box retailers and end users. Most recently, Nudo Products received an equity investment from RFE Investment Partners which will allow Nudo to further expand its product line, operational capabilities and market reach.

For more information about Nudo Products, visit www.nudo.com. For more information about Davis-Standard sheet systems contact Al Chrisbacher at achrisbacher@davis-standard.com.

CONTACT
Luann Kupka
Marketing & Sales Administration Manager
Extrusion Systems
860-599-6262

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