CPI Plastics: Expansion of product line

Building on the success of its eon® wood replacement decking and fencing systems, CPI Plastics Group Ltd. (“CPI”) of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada expanded its product line to include spa cladding. Introduced in 2003, the eon® cladding offers a maintenance-free alternative to wood cladding or skirting. Consumer demand for this product has been impressive. In less than two years, CPI has become the spa industry’s leading supplier of non-wood cladding capturing more than 50 percent of this market segment. Due to this development and CPI’s continued growth in decking systems, the company added 29 Davis-Standard 3 1/2-inch (90mm) extruders over the past year with more machine acquisitions on the horizon.
“Spa cladding is a natural fit for our eon® product line. The cladding is resistant to water, sun and spa chemical degradation. As with our other products, it is also maintenance free with the appearance and texture of professionally finished wood,” explained Jim Ellies, vice chairman of CPI Plastics Group. “Because of the growing demand for these products, we have around 80
Davis-Standard machines running out of two plants that are solely dedicated to supporting the cladding and decking business.”
CPI, which entered the wood replacement market in 1998, has successfully branded its eon® decking, fencing and spa cladding at major retail stores and wood product distributors throughout the U.S. and Canada. In addition to the

largest player in alternative decking. All totaled, eon® products encompass
60 percent of CPI’s business. The company’s steady growth in this area can be attributed to the thermoplastic composition and appearance of eon® products, making them a value-added substitute for wood or vinyl. Consumers can enjoy the look and feel of real wood while benefiting from a product that is water resistant, free of cracking, insects, splinters and warping. Specific to its decking, CPI also has a patented “t-clip” assembly which eliminates the need for surface nails and screws.
“We have a very strong, strategic partnership with Davis-Standard,” added Ellies. “They have customized the specs for our extruders and always keep a few on hold so there is a good turnaround whenever we place an order. This is very critical for us as we continue to focus on service, price and delivery.”
For more information about eon® wood replacement products, visit www.eonoutdoor.com. For more information about CPI, visit www.cpiplastics.com. For more information about Davis-Standard’s extruders for profile applications, contact Wendell Whipple at [email protected]

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