New mixer in place at Plastics Group

By Frank Esposito
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: November 28, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Materials, Suppliers

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (Nov. 28, 3:30 p.m. ET) — Plastics Group of America recently installed a new vertical silo mixer at its plant in Woonsocket.

The mixer can hold up to 28,000 pounds and will be used to homogenize large batches of resins and regrinds prior to pelletizing or compounding. The new machine is Plastics Group’s third mixer, complementing in-house abilities to shred, grind and densify recycled materials.

“We will do whatever it takes to improve product quality and reduce time to delivery,” Vice President and co-owner Mike Rosenthal said.

Plastics Group is in the process of restoring a 105-year-old mill building in Woonsocket that will be used as a warehousing and grinding site. Rosenthal - who co-owns the firm along with Robert Lebeaux - said that Plastics Group should be able to occupy part of the building by the end of the year.

Plastics Group has annual sales of about $30 million, generating more than half of that amount from Polifil-brand filled polypropylene compounds for food packaging, medical and trays.


Comments

New mixer in place at Plastics Group

By Frank Esposito
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: November 28, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

EPA sets new rule for phthalate DnPP

December 24, 2014 11:25 am ET

A federal agency has issued new regulations for a phthalate used in PVC production.    More

Image

Motion Controls Robotics expands

December 24, 2014 10:05 am ET

Motion Controls Robotics Inc. is expanding its Fremont, Ohio, facility to keep pace with a surge in demand for automation.    More

Image

European polymer firms may face more pressure from US shale

December 24, 2014 9:57 am ET

InterBulk Group plc, the publicly-traded logistics group, has warned that European polymer markets would continue to come under pressure from new...    More

Image

Yizumi finally gets green light for IPO

December 23, 2014 10:16 am ET

Press maker Guangdong Yizumi Precision Machinery Co. Ltd. has at last received the green light from Chinese securities regulator for an IPO on the...    More

Image

Weak China demand hurts Chen Hsong, delays Shenzhen plant

December 23, 2014 10:03 am ET

A slump in investment in China's plastics industry and a general slowdown in the country's manufacturing industry pushed sales and profits down sharpl...    More

Market Reports

Flexible Packaging Trends in North America

Our latest RESEARCH report examines trends in FLEXIBLE PACKAGING impacting the North American market including a review of economic conditions, key drivers of growth, materials pricing, M&A activity, sustainability challenges and the outlook for 2015.

Learn more

Plastics in Brazil - State of the Industry Report

This in-depth report examines the Brazilian plastics industry from a historical and geographical context. Our analysts provide insight on economic trends and forecasts, growing manufacturing sectors that utilize plastics, private investment opportunities, market environment challenges, and innovations in R&D.

Data tables and charts on producer prices, trade, plastics production and end market indicators is also included.

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

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

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

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

October 27, 2015 - October 29, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - New York - 2015

More Events