Canadian Plastics

Ready for the next level

Varouj Shahbazian is preparing to take his 10-year-old injection molding company Plus-tik Inc. into the demanding medical and pharmaceutical sectors. He's moved to larger facilities in Montreal and st...

October 1, 2003   Canadian Plastics



Varouj Shahbazian is preparing to take his 10-year-old injection molding company Plus-tik Inc. into the demanding medical and pharmaceutical sectors. He’s moved to larger facilities in Montreal and started replacing older equipment with high-precision all-electrics.

“I’m thinking about how to take the business to the next level,” says Shahbazian. “Pharmaceutical, medical. Maybe install a clean room.”

Currently, Plus-tik molds parts for sporting goods, some toys, and a variety of other markets. The company specializes in engineering resins and complex, tight tolerance parts. “I keep on top of developments in materials, and do my research,” he notes.

Shahbazian is owner and president of Plus-tik, which now has over 25 employees. The company has machines ranging from 60 to 500 tons in capacity, including a new all-electric molding machine from Toshiba. The EC65 is a 66-ton machine equipped for high-speed, high-precision operation.

Shahbazian plans to invest in more all-electrics as he replaces older equipment.

“I find most companies don’t use machinery to its full extent. We do.”

Plus-tik has an arrangement with FTM Precision Molds Inc. (St-Laurent, QC) to collaborate on mold design, which allows the molder to take advantage of FTM’s engineering department and expertise without the expense of an in-house design department.

Plus-tik’s new 55,000 sq. ft. facility is located along the Trans-Canada highway in the Pointe-Claire area of Montreal. Shahbazian gives the high visibility of the new location credit for bringing in two new clients already.

Plus-tik is on the move, in more ways than one.


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