Moulds Plus opens Ultra Purge facility in Brazil

By Frank Antosiewicz
Correspondent

Published: February 28, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Materials, Suppliers, NPE 2012

SANTA ANA, CALIF. (Feb. 28, 11:15 p.m. ET) — Moulds Plus International, the producer of Ultra Purge, recently expanded its operations with the opening of a sales and production facility in Ipero’, San Paulo , Brazil.

“We’re actually producing all grades and all product lines in San Paulo,” said Graziano Pestarino, president of Moulds Plus International USA Inc., in a telephone interview.

He said that in the past, they’ve sold their product in Brazil through a distributor, but that by locating a facility in Brazil it makes the company much more competitive in the local market.

“We are very focused on the Brazilian market first of all,” said Pestarino.

However, with five production people plus another six sales personnel, he expected that the operation could grow regionally as well. The Brazil operation occupies about 2,000 square feet and has plenty of available warehouse space nearby.

Moulds Plus is headquartered in Villalvernia, Italy. It opened a facility in Santa Ana, Calif. jn 2005 to handle the North American market, and in Mexico City in 2006 for Mexico and Central America. The company also has various distribution agreements for China, India and Russia.

Ultra Purge compounds are used in many different processes to clean screws, barrels and hot runners.


Comments

Moulds Plus opens Ultra Purge facility in Brazil

By Frank Antosiewicz
Correspondent

Published: February 28, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

West Coast ports dispute impacts machinery imports

February 27, 2015 5:00 pm ET

Asian machinery companies got caught in the West Coast ports labor dispute — causing some headaches to get equipment ready for NPE 2015.    More

Image

Experts explain why resin sales are down in a healthy US economy

February 27, 2015 1:58 pm ET

The economies of the U.S. and Canada posted solid growth in 2014 — even though resin demand in those countries lagged behind.    More

Image

Industry vet Dwight Morgan joins M. Holland

February 27, 2015 1:55 pm ET

Resin distribution leader M. Holland Co. has hired industry veteran Dwight Morgan as its vice president of corporate development.    More

Image

Wittmann, Illig among machinery firms boosting investments in India

February 27, 2015 1:34 pm ET

GANDHINAGAR, INDIA — Expected growth in the Indian plastics market is leading several global machinery firms to make investments there,...    More

Image

Indian masterbatch makers growing locally and thinking globally

February 27, 2015 1:30 pm ET

GANDHINAGAR, INDIA — India’s masterbatch makers are expanding their domestic capacity to meet growing demand, as some are also moving ahea...    More

Market Reports

Flexible Packaging Trends in North America

North America represents about 30 percent of the global consumption of flexible packaging. Annual growth in this region is forecast at 4 percent during the next 5 years.

For more insight on growth opportunities, drivers of growth and the outlook for 2015, download this report.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 billion plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events