Fledgling Plastic Innovations expanding

By Frank Esposito
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: December 21, 2012 6:00 am ET

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Topics Materials, Suppliers

JURUPA VALLEY, CALIF. (Dec. 21, 11:45 a.m . ET) — Plastic Innovations Inc. is barely a year old, but the California-based compounder already is growing.

The firm opened in November 2011 in Jurupa Valley and began producing glass-filled grades of polypropylene, nylon and other resins in early 2012, project manager Donna Dungan said in a Dec. 17 phone interview.

PII now operates four extrusion lines and is adding a fifth. The firm also is preparing to lease adjacent manufacturing space that will double the 11,000 square feet it now occupies. The new line should be in place and the new space occupied in January, Dungan said.

To date, PII has sold its glass-filled and color compounds — based on a variety of commodity and engineering resins — into numerous markets including medical, sports, recreation and aerospace. The firm employs nine and is likely to double the size of its workforce during 2013, Dungan said.

Dungan joined PII after working for almost 30 years with compounders Plastics Color Corp. in Sun Valley, Calif., and Color Science Inc. in Santa Ana, Calif. PII sales and marketing director Terry Moreno also worked at Color Science for 20 years.

PII is owned by President Vipul Mandani and several other investors.


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