Innovative expands use of panels

By Michael Lauzon
Correspondent

Published: January 4, 2013 6:00 am ET

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Topics Materials, Film & Sheet, Suppliers

TORONTO (Jan. 4, 11:10 a.m. ET) — A composites panel producer is reaching full production at its plants in Michigan and South Carolina.

Innovative Composites International Inc. is finding use for the glass-reinforced polypropylene panels in construction and is on the verge of selling them into the auto industry for load floor applications, Terry Ball, company principal, president and CEO, said in a telephone interview.

The firm makes the panels in Orangeburg, S.C., and in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

“We have all four lines going in Sault Ste. Marie,” Ball said.

The company uses a lot of recycled PP in its products.

The panels are being used to make low-cost housing and shelters for emergency response situations, for sound barriers, fencing and for a hospital in Haiti, Ball said.

The company was formed in 2007 by Ball and Fraser Wray, both former executives of auto parts major Magna International Inc. of Aurora, Ontario. Innovative Composites is based in Toronto.


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