Columbine Plastics moving to new Colorado site

By Michael Lauzon
Correspondent

Published: July 25, 2014 11:38 am ET
Updated: July 25, 2014 11:41 am ET

Image By: Columbine Plastics Inc. Columbine Plastics uses selective laser sintering to produce complex mold inserts and cavities.

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Custom injection molder Columbine Plastics Corp. plans to move from Boulder, Colo., to the Colorado Technical Center in Louisville, Colo.

Columbine bought a 21,500-square-foot existing building in Louisville for a reported $2.1 million. The company is moving to make room for redevelopment of its existing site, according to a news release issued by real estate firm Colorado Group. A local newspaper reported the vacated site will be used for a mixed-use, creative-focused complex called Sutherland Park. Columbine’s new headquarters was occupied by aerospace company Intrex Corp. until October 2013.

Columbine specializes in difficult-to-mold polymers such as polyetheretherketone and polyphenylene sulfide, as well as elastomers and medical-grade resins, according to its website. OEMs in aerospace, transportation and electronics are major customers.

Columbine runs about 14 presses with clamp sizes of 16 to 500 tons. It has an in-house tooling shop and rapid prototyping capabilities, including selective laser sintering, and secondary services such as decorating and ultrasonic welding. It can also produce steel mold inserts and cavities for complex parts using its SLS system.

Columbine owner William Leipold was unavailable for comment.


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Columbine Plastics moving to new Colorado site

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Updated: July 25, 2014 11:41 am ET

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