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Nova Chemicals installs new Sacmi compression molding machine

Purchase will support Nova’s caps and closures market.


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September 23, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

Canadian chemical supplier Nova Chemicals Corporation has purchased a new Sacmi semi-commercial scale compression molding machine to support its caps and closures market.

The new machine is being installed at Nova’s Centre for Performance Applications development facility in Calgary.

“This investment allows us to support all of our caps and closures customers in simulating the manufacturing conditions they use,” said Alan Schrob, rigid products market manager for Nova’s polyethylene business. “Equipment like this helps us improve the performance of existing polyethylene closures and develop entirely new PE closure resins that can be tailored to our customers’ specific needs – delivering on our commitment to continuously expand our innovation capabilities and provide greater value to our customers in the caps and closures market.”

The Sacmi molder adds to Nova’s polyethylene capabilities, which include a wide range of R&D equipment and facility assets, world-class manufacturing and dedicated teams of market-specific experts. Combined, these enable the company and its customers to bring better-designed, better-performing products to market more quickly.
Nova is headquartered in Calgary.