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.