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Royal to produce injection molded windows

Royal Group Technologies' founder and CEO Vic De Zen told a group of journalists gathered at the Royal Group Techno...


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July 9, 2002 by Canadian Plastics

Royal Group Technologies’ founder and CEO Vic De Zen told a group of journalists gathered at the Royal Group Technologies campus in Vaughan, ON in June that Royal spends $25 to $30 million per year on new product development. One of the more promising products to emerge from the R&D program is an injection molded window frame. De Zen said the injection molded window costs 40% less to produce than a window fabricated from extruded profiles.
Royal will not mold the windows on a commercial basis because that would put the company in direct competition with its customers. Instead, it will license the technology and produce the molds.
The molded windows are targeted at new home construction, and will be casement style.
Other innovations on the way include deck boards produced with a substructure of recycled garbage (using the patented Royal Ecoproducts process), garage doors with a core of recycled garbage, and a siding product that will look like cement board.