Impact of 25% Tariff Reinstated on All China-Made LVT Flooring

China is currently one of the major suppliers of the popular vinyl tiles or planks that resemble hardwood floors and snap together during installation and the restoration of the 25% tariffs is projected to again increase their price significantly. https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/business/aroundregion/story/2020/aug/07/us-slaps-tariffs-back-china-made-luxury-vinyl/529359/

“What we think is going to happen is, the reverse of what happened last year, and the industry will have to increase prices to cover the tariffs….” Jeff Lorberbaum, president and CEO of Mohawk Industries

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Engineered Floors to launch Luxury Vinyl Tile production in Dalton, Georgia

Selected from Press Release

“Carpet manufacturing giant Engineered Floors plans to revamp a 1.2 million-square-foot plant in Dalton, Georgia, where it will launch production of luxury vinyl tile, according to the company.

Engineered Floors plans to use an underutilized factory where it said it will install “the latest and most innovative manufacturing equipment available” to produce LVT.

“A complete revitalization of the … facility will not only drastically reduce lead times, but also allow for the necessary flexibility to expand in the future,” the company said on Tuesday.

“With this investment in American-made LVT, Engineered Floors continues to broaden our product assortment in order to meet the needs of our valued customers,” the company said.

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SCHWABE USA die cutting presses are built at our manufacturing plant in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

USA Made Die Cutting Presses designed to cut 

Modular Carpet Tiles, Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) and Mats

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SCHWABE Die Cutting Beam Press using Die Vac System used on 6 out of 10 vehicles Wards Auto Best Interiors 2020

Below are the Wards Auto 2020 Best Interiors vehicles using SCHWABE USA Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press with a Progressive Feed System using the DIEVAC® System by ODI.

  • Mercedes-Benz GLB (leather seats)
  • Hyundai Venue (leather seats)
  • Nissan Sentra (cloth seats)
  • Toyota Highlander (cloth seats)
  • Lincoln Aviator
  • Chevrolet Corvette
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“Meet Up” with Freeman SCHWABE at our Exhibit at FOAMEXPO Connect LIVE Digital / Virtual Event

Let’s “meet up” and discuss our Smart Pricing solution for your 

Foam Cutting Application needs. 

Contact Dylan Kattine – Head of Sales Freeman SCHWABE Machinery

dkattine@freemanschwabe.com

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Freeman Schwabe is Exhibiting next 5 days LIVE at FoamExpo Connect

Visit the Freeman SCHWABE Exhibit at FoamExpo Connect

Today, over 2,000 professionals logged into our game-changing virtual space and collaborated to participate in hundreds of online B2B meetings, engage and learn from interactive live sessions and form new business relationships through the AI-powered matchmaking service.


Registration for this event is free and we’re only just getting started! 
Register now and start connecting with your industry peers in preparation for the week ahead!

Visit the Freeman SCHWABE Exhibit at FoamExpo Connect

“Expert speakers from Cargill Bioindustrial GroupZotefoams and Woodbridge Foam Corporation kicked off the live sessions agenda in their illuminating debate ‘Staying Ahead of the Curve: How to Achieve the Balance Between Cost Efficiency and Sustainability’.

 Listeners were taken on an in-depth reflection on 2020 and how manufacturing priorities and end-user requirements have been changed by a year of disruption and uncertainty. “

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Congratulations to the WINNERS of Wards Auto 2020 Best Interiors vehicles made with SCHWABE USA Die Cutting Presses DIEVAC® System.

Wards Auto 2020 Best Interiors vehicles using SCHWABE USA Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press with a Progressive Feed System using the DIEVAC® System by ODI.

How does the DIEVAC® System work with the SCHWABE USA Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press with a Progressive Feed System?

Up to 40cm (10″) of tri-laminate material is positioned on top of the steel rule die or Dieverse TM. Tooling. The hood then encloses the die and material within the carrier, the cutting matrix being mounted in the hood. A vacuum pump then expels the air from the system which draws the hood down and compresses the material to approximately 5cm (2″) in height.

The entire system is then incrementally fed through the SCHWABE USA Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press specially fitted to suit the DIEVAC® process. When the vacuum is turned off, the lay recovers to its original height and the hood is automatically lifted clear. The components are then removed and the cycle can be repeated with a new lay of material.

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Schwabe Cutting Presses at FoamExpo Connect Virtual Event

Visit Freeman Schwabe “virtual exhibit” at FoamExpo Connect

With a week to go to the start of FoamEXPO Connect we have started to identify “favorite connections” and now planning to “meet up” with current and potential customers.

Contact Dylan Kattine (Head of Sales) or Greg DeFisher (President & CEO) to arrange to “meet up”.

Freeman Schwabe Full Head Beam Press Die Cutting Foam Planks

This Interactive Digital Event has already had more than two thousand visitors log on the Foam Expo Connect//Adhesives & Bonding Connect platform.

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Another big Sales Week for SCHWABE Cutting Presses

Last week proved to be a busy week for orders at Freeman SCHWABE, both for In-Stock Machines and Customized Presses.

Check out our Stock Inventory website page.

Contact Dylan Kattine (Head of Sales) for more information or RFQ

dkattine@freemanschwabe.com

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Die Cutting High Volumes of NVH Auto Trim Parts

Die Cutting High Volumes of NVH Auto Trim Parts

The video below shows two SCHWABE cutting presses, die cutting NVH parts for Auto Interior Trim manufacturers.

1. Kiss Cutting Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH) Auto Trim Parts from Roll Feed System

SCHWABE USA Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Press Model SR350

General Specifications

Cutting Force – 350 U.S. Tons
Head & Bed Size – 60”D (front to back) x 80”W (left to right) 

Cutting Stroke – 0 – 8” Programmable and infinitely adjustable 

Cutting Surface – Hardened ground steel plate; 1⁄4” thick with Rockwell Hardness 50-52.
Quick Change Pneumatic Adjustable Die Rails – Mounted to the head

2. Cutting High Volumes Automotive Trim NVH (Noise Vibration Harshness)

Straight Ram Hydraulic Beam Shuttle Press Cutting on Belt with Clamp Feed System Model SR470

General Specifications

Country of Manufacture – USA

Cutting Force – 470 U.S. Tons

Head & Bed Size – 60”D x 80”W

Cutting Stroke – 9” 

Daylight Opening – 10” from head to bed without cutting surface.

For more information contact :

sales@freemanschwabe.com

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