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Processors share auxiliary equipment purchasing intentions

Twenty-five per cent of injection molders and extruders contacted on behalf of a Canadian Plastics survey plan to b...

August 18, 2008   Canadian Plastics

Twenty-five per cent of injection molders and extruders contacted on behalf of a Canadian Plastics survey plan to buy new auxiliary equipment within the next 18 months.

The telephone survey, conducted by Oakville, Ont.-based market research firm G. Bramm & Associates, contacted approximately 100 Canadian plastics processors, 25 of whom said their company would purchase such items as blenders, chillers, conveyors, granulators, loaders, robots or temperature control units (TCUs) between July 2008 and December 2009.

Fifty-five of the respondents worked at injection molding facilities, 13 per cent at pipe and profile extrusion shops, while the rest were involved in other types of molding.

Dyers will be the most sought after item, with 10 respondents saying their shops will need at least one new dryer, followed by seven that indicated a need for new conveyors.

The highest average budget set aside for a purchase is $120,000, for loaders. An average of $63,000 is being set aside for new chillers, $35,000 for new blenders, and $26,000 for new TCUs.

To obtain a summary report of the survey, contact Mark Stephen at mstephen@canplastics.com, or telephone 416-510-5110.

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