Fledgling Plastic Innovations expanding

By Frank Esposito
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: December 21, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

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.


Comments

Fledgling Plastic Innovations expanding

By Frank Esposito
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: December 21, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Gear pump maker Witte expands in Germany and USA

July 25, 2014 2:15 pm ET

Witte Pumps & Technology GmbH, the German maker of gear pumps for extrusion, has moved into a new headquarters factory in the Hamburg area, and the...    More

Image

Austrian mold maker seeking North American manufacturing partner

July 25, 2014 1:49 pm ET

An Austrian mold maker is looking for a manufacturing location in North America.    More

Image

DuPont resins help take Nike golf balls 'Fore!'ward

July 25, 2014 1:07 pm ET

It may be difficult to imagine just how much science, not to mention rubber and plastic components, go into a golf ball. But global giant DuPont Co....    More

Image

Bioplastics maker wins government funding

July 25, 2014 12:13 pm ET

Canadian bioplastics maker Solegear Bioplastics Inc. has won $1.6 million in funding from the government-sponsored Western Innovation Initiative...    More

Image

Tooling Technology has new private equity owner

July 25, 2014 11:55 am ET

New York private equity firm GenNx360 Capital Partners has partnered with management to buy Tooling Technology Holdings LLC, a diversified Ohio-based ...    More

Market Reports

Plastics Recyclers Data Report & Directory

This exclusive MS Excel database contains all the companies from Plastics News' ranking of top North American Recyclers and Brokers by reprocessed volume and also includes a directory with materials processes, services offered and company contact information. Data is based on primary research by PN editorial staff.

Learn more

2014 Injection Molding Industry Report

GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT FOR INJECTION MOLDERS IN 2014

In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.

Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.

Learn more

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

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

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

More Events