Gabriel has seen steady demand growth for its CapCure® and Gabepro® poly-mercaptan epoxy curing agents. To meet this demand, the company is investing over $2MM to expand capacity in its Ashtabula, OH production facility.
The first stage of this expansion took place in Q3 2017 with the upgrade of several key pieces of equipment that had reached the end of their operational life. This yielded a 15% increase in production volumes. Engineering work has continued throughout 2018 with the second phase of this investment to be implemented by Q4. Upon completion the company expects to realize another 15-20% growth in total mercaptan capacity.
Seth Tomasch, CEO of Gabriel said of these improvements, “…as the world leader in poly- mercaptan curing agents, Gabriel is committed to the highest standard of safety, quality, and personalized customer service. These upgrades ensure that Gabriel will continue to meet these goals.”