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11th April 2019, São Paulo

FCI marks one year of release agent manufacture in Brazil

FCI has the capacity to produce 2 million litres/year of semi-permanent release agents in Brazil. © FCIFlorence Chemical Industry (FCI), a subsidiary in Latin America of Marbocote, has completed one year of semi-permanent release agents manufacture in Brazil – products mainly used in composites, rubber and pneumatic moulding.

Located in Barueri, São Paulo, FCI’s production unit has an installed capacity of 2 million litres/year, a potential that should be increased by the end of 2019, according to Ana Clara Cordeiro, company's Sales Director.

“We built a structure that allows our production volume to double very quickly. With the expansion of sales to the rubber and composites segments, plus the soon entry into the areas of friction and polyurethane, everything indicates that we will expand our capacity in the coming months,” she said.

FCI manufactures 40 types of semi-permanent release agents, all of which are free of silicone which can make it difficult to stick to the parts. “Marbocote W3010, water-based release agent for rubber that is the worldwide leader in sales, is part of the list of products we manufacture locally,” explained Ms Cordeiro.

Brazilian production also allows FCI to customise the semi-permanent release agents according to certain process conditions presented by their customers. “We have invested in the construction of a state-of-the-art laboratory structure, which gives us full support so that we can adjust the release agents according to the needs presented,” continued Ms Cordeiro.

FCI’s operation in Brazil also serves as a platform for the company's advancement throughout South America. “For now, we have already accredited a distributor in Argentina, dedicated to serving the composites market, and in Peru, which focuses on the rubber one. But this is just the beginning,” concluded Ms Cordeiro.

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