Canadian Plastics

Supplier notes… (December 01, 2001)

Lung Meng Machinery (Canada) has moved to 48 York Road, Toronto, ON M2L 1H6, tel: 416-498-0777, fax: 416-490-8856.Haitian Machinery has appointed Shadow Automation Inc. as its Ontario sales representa...

December 1, 2001   Canadian Plastics



Lung Meng Machinery (Canada) has moved to 48 York Road, Toronto, ON M2L 1H6, tel: 416-498-0777, fax: 416-490-8856.

Haitian Machinery has appointed Shadow Automation Inc. as its Ontario sales representative. Haitian Machinery manufactures general purpose injection molding machines designed to meet Canadian specifications with a line of machines ranging from 88- to 3000-tons. For more information call Larry Bonehill at 905-649-2652.

Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corporation announced that David A. Lawson will represent the company’s products in Canada. Lawson is the head of International Converting Equipment, located at 4060 Ridgeway Dr., Mississauga, ON, 905-569-7727.

Husky Injection Molding Systems and Plastics Technologies Inc. based in Holland, OH have announced a collaboration to support customers worldwide with new package and process developments for PET containers. The first phase of the collaboration includes setting up Husky’s new Stretch Blow system (IndexSB) at Husky’s Advanced Manufacturing Center in Bolton, ON and PTI’s facilities in the U.S. for R&D purposes.

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Emerson has completed the operations merger of Emerson Motion Control and the North American, South American and Central American operations of U.K.-based Control Techniques. Emerson Motion Control has also taken the Control Techniques name.

KoSa has announced that the 50 per cent ownership in the company held by IMASAB S.A. de C.V. would be acquired by subsidiaries of Koch Industries, Inc., the company’s other 50 per cent shareholder. No change in the company’s mission is expected. KoSa manufactures polyester products and has a PET plant in Kingston, Ontario.

People…

Andres Garcia-Rejon, a senior research officer at NRC’s Industrial Materials Institute (Boucherville, QC), has been nominated a “Fellow” by the Society of Plastics Engineers.

Sertapak Group Packaging Systems (Woodstock, ON) has announced the addition of Reinhard Simonis to the company’s sales team. Simonis has an extensive background in returnable container systems and logistics management. He will focus on developing total service solutions for both existing and new Sertapak clients.

Hot runner supplier Synventive Molding Solutions has promoted Joe Lang to the position of director of business development, and Steve Byrnes to director of sales.

Larry Koester, vice-president of sales and marketing for Canadian plastics compounder the Lavergne Group, has been named the conference chair for GPEC 2002 after working with the SPE committee for three years. Koester said he plans to bring the new direction and focus of the environmental division into the GPEC 2002 conference.

Starts, stops, expansions…

Maxtec Plastic Molding, an injection molding firm based in Waterloo, ON, completed the sale of its assets to the Hunjan Group. The facility will operate as Hunjan Moulded Products (Waterloo) Ltd.

Kraton Polymers will double the manufacturing capacity for Kraton D-1401P polymer at its plant in Belpre, Ohio. The styrenic elastomer is used in clear cups, lids, packaging products, films, and injection molded parts.

Custom compounder Multibase Inc. (Chippewa Lake, OH) has increased its capacity in Copley, OH, by 15 million lb/yr. The increase was required to serve the growing market for molded-in-color thermoplastic elastomer airbag materials and specialty thermoplastic polyolefins for the housing industry. Multibase has installed two extruders from Welding Engineers and added capacity to existing lines with Gala underwater pelletizers.

Bayer Plastics has added a new production line at its Berlin, Connecticut facility to manufacture Bayfol CR, an extruded film made from a polymer blend of polycarbonate (PC) and polybutylene-terephthalate (PBT). Bayfol CR was designed for use as printed overlays, nameplates and front panels for hand-held electronics.

AZDEL, Inc., a joint venture company between GE Plastics and PPG Industries, Inc., is expanding the capacity and capability of two of its thermoplastic composite materials production lines in North America. Capacity for SuperLite, a lightweight composite used in automotive interiors, will more than double at the Lynchburg, Virginia facility. AZDEL will also introduce North America’s only chopped-strand glass mat thermoplastic (GMT) production lines and produce AZDEL GMT, which is used in a wide-range of automotive products, at its Shelby, North Carolina facility.

CORRECTION

A notification of Ram Resins’ new address in our October issue gave the wrong postal code. The correct address is 2291 5th Line, Churchill, ON L0L 1K0.


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