BOLTON, ONTARIO - Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. gave three firms US$25,000 each Jan. 31 in its second environmental awards program. In a ceremony that included a talk by Monte Hummel, president of World Wildlife Fund, Husky awarded ACI Petalite of Sydney, Australia, a prize for its contribution in developing the Multilayer Repete System for using a recycled PET resin sandwich layer in food-grade PET containers.
At Husky's Bolton headquarters, Continental PET Technologies Inc. of Florence, Ky., received its award for developing an ultralightweight PET bottle for Crisco vegetable oil. The container uses 45 percent less plastic than conventional vegetable oil containers.
Plysu plc of Milton Keynes, England, got a Husky award for its work in setting up a local recycling center and using the post-consumer high density polyethylene resin to produce crates, housewares and closures.
Husky President Robert Schad said his firm donates 5 percent of after-tax profit, mainly to environmental groups. He said the producer of injection presses, molds and hot-runner systems has set its donation budget for 1995 at C$1.7 million (US$1.2 million).