$4 million TGL Compounding Plant Starts Production in Israel
TGL S.P. Industries Ltd. (TGL), a subsidiary of equipment firm Pelmar Group, has announced the start of product at its new custom compounding plant in Yokneam, Israel. The official opening ceremony has been schedule to be held on site, on 27 July in the presence of Israel’s Minister of Industry & Commerce, Israel’s former Defence Minister and General (Res) in the Israel Defense Forces. The new plant was built at a cost of around $4 million and is designed to allow TGL to be “completely independent to supply rubber compounds for its own production lines and also to distribute the extra capacity to rubber manufacturers in Israel and abroad.”
According to the company, the compounding line features a high capacity Farrel 200 litre mixer and automatic discharging, cooling and stacking line. This combined with fully automatic weighing and charging systems for carbon black, silica, oil and small chemical ingredients is designed to enable TGL to meet the continuing and “extremely high technological requirements” of its customers.
The present tangential mixing facility is in addition to the existing intermeshing Francis Shaw mixing line, of the same capacity, which will soon be completely reconditioned and refurbished to allow TGL to continue its development as the largest custom compounder in the region with capabilities of over 1,500 metric tons per month.
TGL’s laboratories have also been completely refurbished, with new instrumentation added and two chemists and engineers recruited. Consequently TGL was qualified and received a grant from the Chief Scientist in the Ministry of Industry for Nano Technology Research Projects.
TGL’s main market is said to be the defence industry. According to company literature, the firm is one of the largest manufacturers of armoured vehicle road wheels, under vehicle components, tracks and pads in the world. It is a subsidiary of Soltam Industries Ltd., and the Pelmar Group and has been in production of rubber to metal bonding for the last 45 years.