Canadian Plastics

NEWS BRIEFS (April 01, 2008)

The Ontario BioAuto Council has awarded a grant of $500,000 to Valle Foam Industries Inc. to aid in the commercialization of the company's new BioPlush product line. Valle Foam Industries. based in Br...

April 1, 2008   Canadian Plastics



The Ontario BioAuto Council has awarded a grant of $500,000 to Valle Foam Industries Inc. to aid in the commercialization of the company’s new BioPlush product line. Valle Foam Industries. based in Brampton, Ont., manufactures slab stock polyurethane foams for the furniture, bedding, packaging, carpet and children’s toy industries.

Sigma Industries Inc., a Quebec Citybased plastic composites manufacturer, has made its first acquisition in the U. S. market. Sigma’s U. S. subsidiary, Sigma US Industries Inc., acquired Pickens Plastics, a Jefferson, Ohio-based manufacturing plant with 60 employees and $7.5 million in annual sales. Pickens Plastics, with manufacturing plants in Jefferson and Ashtabula, Ohio, makes molded fiberglass reinforced products for transportation, heavy equipment, chemical, electrical and appliance industries.

D-M-E Moulding Supplies announced a new service and support configuration designed to improve response time and inventory availability for Canadian customers. The company has moved its administrative functions from Richmond Hill, Ont., to the organization’s Mississauga warehouse and distribution centre. Additionally, telephone and fax inquiries will route through the St. Paul, Minn. location in order to provide customers with access to the most knowledgeable sales and service staff.

Mold-Masters is moving its U. S. facility from South Carolina to a new service centre in Michigan. According to the company, the new Michigan location provides Mold-Masters with a logistical advantage enabling 24/7 service and parts availability to its customers, as well as providing superior support from service teams and manufacturing facilities in Georgetown, Ont. Scranton, Pa.-based Azek Building Products, Inc. has announced that it plans to acquire Toronto’s Composatron Manufacturing. Composatron manufactures decking and fencing products, but is perhaps best known for its composite residential railing systems under the Premier and Trademark brands.

Injection molding machine supplier Arburg Inc. has opened its new American Technology Center-California in Irvine, Calif. The new building will cater to customers from California and the entire West Coast and has approximately 5,500 square feet of usable space, and features a 16-person training room for dealing with theoretical aspects.

Port Hope, Ont.-based polystyrene (PS) recycler Polyframe Moulding Inc. has purchased the assets of the Canadian Polystyrene Recycling Association (CPRA) for an undisclosed sum. The CPRA had shut the doors of its Mississauga, Ont. facility in December. Polyframe hopes to have resumed taking scrap PS by mid-March.


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