Archive for May, 2000

Stopol: Supply of new machinery

Wednesday, May 31st, 2000

The worldwide-known material supplier Stopol Inc.,USA plans to enter new fields of business and will supply new plastics machinery. After moving to a new,larger building the company is close to finalizing a deal with an undisclosed machinery supplier. Also the type of machinery is not disclosed yet.

Milacron: Purchase of Akron Extruders

Wednesday, May 31st, 2000

Milacron Inc., USA has purchased Akron Extruders Inc., a manufacturer of single screw extruders and intends to move machine production from Canal Fulton, Ohio, to the Milacron Plastics Technologies Group headquarters in Batavia, near Cincinnati. Milacron has also hired James Frankland, Tim Womer and Lew Ferguson as independent process consultants.

Battenfeld : Open House

Wednesday, May 31st, 2000

Battenfeld Extrusionstechnik, GmbH is running an open house in its works in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany. “Quality in Profile Extrusion” is the motto of the two day event (conference language : 06.06.2000 German, 07.06.2000 English). The company will show an extrusion line for window main profiles, one line for glazing beads with PCE (Post Co-Extrusion) and one extrusion line for cable trunkings.
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Layfield Plastics: Relocation to new fabrication facility

Tuesday, May 30th, 2000

Layfield Plastics Ltd., Canada will move to a new plant in Edmonton to fabricate geomembranes, tarpaulins and liners by end of this year. Layfield invested US$ 1,86 million on land and the new 42,000-square-foot facility.

Omnova: 2nd roofing membrane plant

Tuesday, May 30th, 2000

Omnova Solutions Inc., USA will open it’s second plant to manufacture roofing membranes by end of this year. The new 100,000-square-foot facility is located in Muscle Shoals, Ala. and will have a capacity exceeding 200 million square feet of extra-wide commercial roofing membranes.

Rhodia : E-Commerce website

Monday, May 29th, 2000

Rhodia Engineering Plastics, Canada has started up its own e-commerce website. The site provides standard product data and application information, the site also allows customers password access to their own specific list of Rhodia products, including technical specifications and prices:

Veka: Co-operation with VinylSource

Monday, May 29th, 2000

PVC profile manufacturer Veka and VinylSource, USA have decided to co-operate and to pool resources. The co-operation is mainly aimed at Veka’s new composite decking, railing and fencing line and should lift VinylSource’s decreasing sales.

Simona AG : Extrusion Line for 4000mm sheets

Friday, May 26th, 2000

Simona AG, Germany is a leading manufacturer of polyolefins sheets. They
recently purchased for EURO 9 million another extrusion line and a new
press for the production of PE- and PP sheets with a width up to 4000mm. The complete line has a capacity of 8.000 jato and is the
first european system that can produce polyolefins sheets with such
width. Another field with a promising future are the high-purity-pipe
systems which a manufactured under clean room conditions. These pipes
made of PP and PVDF are used in the food-, pharmaceutic- and electronic

Klockner Werke: Lower Film Turnover in 98/99

Thursday, May 25th, 2000

With a turnover of EURO 614 million in 98/99 Klockner Werke closed their books slightly lower than previous year. But order entry rised 14% to EURO 716 million. The profit in the field of film also increased 14% to EURO 118 million.

University of Bochum: Online measuring of film

Thursday, May 25th, 2000

The Electronic Division of the german University Bochum has developed a new process to measure und to check the quality of film online. It is possible to check physical properties, co-polymer and multilayer, thickness and grade of polymerisation at the same time.