Canadian Plastics

Supplier News…. (December 01, 2002)

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Haitian Machinery Canada Co. Ltd, Mississauga, ON, has appointed Plastics Machinery Inc., Newmarket, ON, as representative for its injection molding machines in Ontario and Western Canada. Genesis Mac...

Haitian Machinery Canada Co. Ltd, Mississauga, ON, has appointed Plastics Machinery Inc., Newmarket, ON, as representative for its injection molding machines in Ontario and Western Canada. Genesis Machinery Inc., Mississauga, ON, will be a sub-representative working with PMI. Lutek Plastic Equipment Ltd. continues as Haitian’s representative in Quebec and the Maritimes.

AEC will merge its five existing auxiliary equipment divisions with a new downstream extrusion and systems engineering offerings to provide an integrated approach to plastics auxiliaries. Equipment formerly produced under the Whitlock, HydReclaim, Nelmor, Application Engineering and Automation Engineering brands will not all bear the AEC name and label. AEC’s new downstream extrusion product line includes pullers, embossers, cutters, saws, vacuum calibrators and vacuum tanks. AEC is represented in Canada by Dier International (Markham).

N.R. Murphy Limited has formed a Filter Division. The new 5,000 sq. ft. operation is located on the same property as the company’s dust collector manufacturing facility, and is already being considered for expansion. As well as manufacturing for its own dust collectors, N.R. Murphy is able to manufacture replacement filters for other dust collectors.

Specialty chemical and polymer producer Rohm and Haas has purchased the global plastics additives business of Kureha Chemical Industry Company Ltd. of Japan for US$65.5 million. According to a press release, the purchase agreement specifies that Rohm and Haas will acquire Kureha’s commercial operations throughout the Asia-Pacific region and other areas, along with manufacturing facilities and laboratories in Singapore. Closing will occur by year end. The transaction will increase the revenue of Rohm and Haas’s plastics additives business by approximately US$70 million.

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“This acquisition certainly strengthens our position in the Asia-Pacific region, and gives us a strong manufacturing base in Singapore,” said Raj L. Gupta, chairman and CEO of Rohm and Haas.

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