Lavergne Group contributes to R&D venture
Quebec compounder Lavergne Group is donating space for a research and development lab at its Anjou, QC, facilities,...
Quebec compounder Lavergne Group is donating space for a research and development lab at its Anjou, QC, facilities, as a joint venture with Ecole Polytechnique, a Montreal university. The lab will include a five-layer film and sheet extrusion line.
Lavergne Group president Jean-Luc Lavergne says the advanced equipment in lab will allow the company to further the R&D that has been a priority in the last few years.
By making a concerted effort to improve raw material properties through compounding and to guarantee product consistency, Lavergne Group has evolved from its original role as a recycler to a supplier of engineering resins. That division of the company is now known as the Lavergne Performance Compound (LPC) division. It handles PET, polyamide, polypropylene, TPO, polycarbonate, TPE and alloys.
"We’ve put in a lot of automation and greatly increased our capacity," said Lavergne during an interview at NPE. "Now, three years after we began to produce more highly engineered products, the products have proven themselves." The "regenerated" resins have found use in many automotive applications, including a very stringent tail lamp application.
The company’s Petco division manufacturers recycled PET sheet products.