Canadian Plastics

Compounder opens first North American plant in B.C.

CONSTAB, a privately-owned plastics compounding company based in Ruethen, Germany, has opened a 22,000 sq. ft. plant in Langley, British Columbia. The facility marks the first venture into the North A...

October 1, 2000   Canadian Plastics



CONSTAB, a privately-owned plastics compounding company based in Ruethen, Germany, has opened a 22,000 sq. ft. plant in Langley, British Columbia. The facility marks the first venture into the North American market for the company. According to vice-president Rolf Sabo, the plant will produce silane cross-linkable HDPE compounds, as well as additive masterbatches, excluding colorants, for polyolefins.

Silane-based PEX compounds are used in a variety applications, including piping for heating and sanitary uses, shrinkable tubing and others. Rolf says CONSTAB’s PEX compounds serve a niche market, albeit one with expanding, interesting applications. The plant has one Theysohn extrusion line capable of producing 5,500 tonnes/yr and capacity to add three additional lines.


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