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Forbo Flooring Expands Production Capacity

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Environment, Interiors

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Published on October 01, 2010 with No Comments

After introducing the MCT (Marmoleum Composition Tile) collection in 2009, Forbo Flooring Systems found it could not produce its MCT and Marmoleum Dual Tile products quickly enough to meet demand. As an alternative to VCT (vinyl composition tile) flooring products, MCT is made from natural raw materials, including linseed oil, pine rosin and wood flour, and it is biodegradable.

Forbo states that the high demand for MCT resulted in longer than acceptable lead times to the market, and in response, the company recently added production capabilities at its Kirkcaldy, Scotland facility. The company has announced the already completed addition of more than 60% annualized capacity volume expansion at the Kirkcaldy facility as of August 1, 2010. Forbo has made a substantial capital investment to improve service further, and it will continue to improve product lead times with an additional 50% annualized capacity volume being added to the facility by March 1, 2011. The company states this will effectively more than double its global capacity.

About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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