New mixer in place at Plastics Group

By Frank Esposito
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: November 28, 2012 6:00 am ET

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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.


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