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Softer building US compounding facility

10:55 AM MDT | July 1, 2013

The SO.F.TER. Group (Softer; Forli, Italy), a global plastics compounder, is building an $11.5-million production facility at Lebanon, TN. The facility will have an initial installed capacity of 50 million lbs/year (23,000 m.t./year), which will ultimately be expanded to 150 million lbs/year. β€œThe foundation of Softer US is a step of paramount importance in our internationalization strategy,” said Riccardo Meucci, global commercial director. Softer, which has annual revenues of €250 million ($330 million), has 3 manufacturing plants in Italy; a sales office...

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