Hexpol says it will invest in further capacity for rubber compounding in Mexico in order to support the growing demand from mainly automotive and engineering-related customers in Mexico.

The investment consists of another 135 L rubber compounding line and will include building and infrastructure extension at the existing facility in Querétaro, Mexico.

With the new line on stream during second half of 2016, Hexpol's rubber compounding capacity will increase to more than 70,000t from six rubber compounding lines in facilities in Querétaro and Aguascalientes, Mexico.