Colmec launches the first lines for the production of continuous-process radiator hoses on the market. Until then, radiator hose was produced in three distinct phases:

  • first step: sub-layer extrusion
  • second phase: braiding with textile reinforcement
  • phase three: final covering

The continuous-stage solution is increasingly appreciated in the automotive industry, as in addition to producing a better quality hose, it becomes a process that is repeatable and continuously controlled by an increasingly modern instrumentation.  From that moment on, the analysis and control of the process parameters have become an everyday reality.