Posted by Richard Seaman on May 22, 2008

WOOSTER, Ohio - FiberTite®, the industry’s highest performing roofing membrane, is now available in wider widths as a result of a $7 million investment that has made Seaman Corporation the industry leader in hot melt fabric technology, capacity and capability.

At the core of the investment is a new custom designed hot melt calender coating line at the company headquarters in Wooster, Ohio. Up and running since August, the line currently is producing 36-mil and 45-mil SM membrane in widths up to 74 inches, with potential for wider sheets on the horizon. Wider widths mean fewer welds, faster installation and a favorable impact on the bottom line of your big jobs.

The new coating line enables the company to increase production capacity to nearly double its previous volume. This capability will support inventories of the most popular FiberTite products in warehouses strategically located in Seattle, Dallas, Orlando, Atlanta, northeastern Pennsylvania, Las Vegas and, very soon, in Southern California.

Wider widths.  Fast availability.  Lower shipping costs.  What else?

A consistent level of quality that is unmatched in the roofing industry. Run after run, the new calender consistently produces a straighter, flatter membrane that goes on faster and easier.

The result? Momentum that can't be stopped.
This fall Seaman Corporation made the commitment to install an identical wide-width calender in their facility in Bristol, TN. FiberTite products including XT, Fleece Back, Xtreme and colored membranes are currently being produced in widths of 56 inches on the existing calender in the Bristol plant. With the addition of a second new machine, the entire FiberTite collection of membranes will be available in wider widths within the next year.

For information, contact Seaman Corporation at 330-262-1111 or toll-free 800-927-8578. Seaman Corporation, 1000 Venture Blvd., Wooster, OH 44691.

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