HEBRON, ILL.-Filtertek Inc., a Hebron insert molder, said Allomatic Products Co. of Sullivan, Ind., will be the exclusive distributor for Filtertek's aftermarket sump filters for automotive transmissions. Ronald J. Kay, president of Filtertek's North American operations, said the company is growing by strategic alliances, such as the one with Allomatic, and acquisitions.
Filtertek also recently announced an alliance with Gelman Sciences Inc. of Ann Arbor, Mich., to use Gelman's new moisture-resistant membrane material in automotive vent devices.
The company also acquired Plastic Molded Concepts Inc. of Eagle, Wis., earlier this year.
Cacoosing installs various machinery
SINKING SPRING, PA.-Cacoosing Industries Inc., a custom injection molder, has installed a new, 500-ton, 60-ounce hydraulic press from Toshiba Machine Co. America.
The injection press completes a two-year, $900,000 capital investment program that included a robot from Conair Martin, part of the Conair Group, one Maho milling machine, one Bridgeport Series II milling machine, three Mazak machining centers and other auxiliary equipment and software for computer-aided design and manufacturing.
The Toshiba machine will allow Cacoosing to mold furniture and parts for computers and consumer goods.
Officials of the Sinking Spring company plan to add another 500-ton press as the market develops, a smaller machine, in the 60- to 90-ton range for close-tolerance molding, and expand the tool shop to make bigger molds.
Venture to build composite bikes
SAN DIEGO-Century Design Inc., which is being purchased by XXsys Technologies Inc., is setting up a joint venture to build composite bicycle frames in China.
Century Design of San Diego signed an agreement with officials of the city of Nanjing. The plant is scheduled to begin production in mid-1994.
XXsys of San Diego announced in August it was buying Century Design. Closing was contingent on XXsys, a publicly held company, obtaining the necessary financing.
Prtrolia Plastics wing manufacturers award
EDMONTON, ALBERTA - The province of Alberta gave Petrolia Plastics Inc. its 1993 Manufacturers Award of Distinction for innovative work in in-mold decorating.
Petrolia, based in Edmonton, specializes in custom in-mold decorating and lenses for telecommunications and other industries. It also builds molds and injection molds proprietary pipe caps, flanges and other components for oilfield products.
Petrolia received ISO 9002 accreditation last year and plans to be audited in early 1994 for ISO 9001, according to marketing manager Anne Jessey.
The firm has six injection presses with clamping forces to 360 tons. It has annual sales of about C$2 million (US$1.5 million.)
Injection blow and extrusion blow molder Comar Inc. of Buena, N.J., earned ISO 9002 registration. Comar serves pharmaceutical and personal-care markets.