Carpenter Technology announced a major expansion of its Carpenter Powder Products facility in Sweden (CPP AB). According to CPP AB, the investment will include construction of a new building and installation of a melting and gas atomization unit with related powder-handling equipment. The new facility will more than double current capacity levels. At an approximate cost of $30 million, the expansion project is scheduled for completion in early 2013. The facility will also feature proprietary technological advancements to provide for improved powder-metal quality and mechanical-property capabilities.            

Located in Torshälla, CPP AB is a joint-venture operation with Sandvik Materials Technology and is one of three powder-metal manufacturing sites associated with Carpenter Powder Products (CPP), a subsidiary of Carpenter Technology Corporation. CPP is a leading global producer of gas atomized powder-metal products serving a variety of industries and has additional locations in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.