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Thermoforming tool maker gives K Show high rating

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Ontario Die Company reported a number of excellent sales leads and high interest in its product lines at this year's K Show held at Dusseldorf's Messe Trade Fair Centre."Our first K Show in '98 was tr...

Ontario Die Company reported a number of excellent sales leads and high interest in its product lines at this year’s K Show held at Dusseldorf’s Messe Trade Fair Centre.

“Our first K Show in ’98 was tremendous, and this one could even be better,” says Francois Durocher, sales and service.

Ontario Die Company, which exhibited at K as part of the Canadian pavilion, is based in Waterloo/Cambridge, ON. It also has sales offices in Chicago and Montreal, and a total, between all facilities, of 198 employees. One of the company’s main specialties is forged blade and matched-metal trim tooling for thin-gauge thermoformed food packaging. This knowledge helped it stand out at the show.

“We make unique tooling. You won’t find tooling like ours anywhere in the world,” says Ronald Levine, president and CEO.

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An explosion in demand for thermoformed packaging and the use of more barrier resistant, but abrasive, materials such as APET, has put even more of a premium on the company’s strength.

“We’re known for the quality of our cutting tools,” says Durocher.

Ontario Die has customers as far away as Australia and Asia. Attendance at two successive K Shows has now led to significant new business in the European market.

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