MINNEAPOLIS - Clean Green Packing of Minnesota's acquisition of an unnamed Brooklyn, N.Y., polystyrene foam manufacturer would produce a $4 million company and increase the market for Clean Green, its president said June 8. President Robin Young declined to name the PS foam maker, which he said specializes in custom foam block packaging.
Clean Green makes and distributes starch loose-fill packing material. The firm is a wholly owned subsidiary of Environmental Technologies USA Inc. of Minneapolis.
Young said a memorandum of understanding between the firms was signed, but talks are ``very preliminary.'' The goal is to expand Clean Green's markets into the Northeastern United States and broaden its product line in Minneapolis, he said.
Domoco will not consolidate operations
FARNHAM, QUEBEC - Vinyl flooring producer Domco Industries Ltd. has no plan to consolidate manufacturing operations in a recently announced restructuring, said President Robert Van Buren.
The reorganization will change the management structure of Domco, Van Buren said from Domco's head office in Farnham. The firm announced May 25 plans to streamline by combining its three operating companies into one operating unit and to reorganize sales staff for more effective marketing.
Domco's Farnham plant makes sheet vinyl flooring. Its Azrock operation in Houston makes vinyl floor tiles. Its National Floor Products Co. subsidiary, acquired in May 1994, makes luxury vinyl tile and extrudes vinyl baseboard in Florence, Ala.
The National Floor acquisition helped boost Domco's 1994 sales to C$279 million (US$203.7 million) from 1993's C$188 million (US$137.2 million). Domco, a public company, is 77 percent owned by Sommer Allibert SA of France.
Talco gets approval for recycled resin
WHITTIER, CALIF. - Talco Plastics Inc. has gained approval from Underwriters Laboratories Inc. for its premium grade of recycled polycarbonate resin.
Certification by UL means the resin is approved for use in many electrical and electronic applications, including home and personal-care appliances. Jeff Munro, vice president of Talco, said the approval procedure took about eight months.
``The UL process first tests and assesses the safety and heat displacement of a material, then of the component made from that material and, finally, the finished product itself,'' he said.
Munro said UL approval was crucial to gaining acceptance in the electrical/electronics market.
``We feel this is an achievement for a recycler,'' Munro said.
Talco recycles a wide range of post-consumer and post-industrial plastic at plants in Long Beach and Whittier, Calif.
Blow Mold Tooling finishes expansion
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO - Blow Mold Tooling Ltd. of Mississauga recently completed an expansion that doubled the size of its plant to 20,000 square feet.
Art Wilkins, sales manager for the firm, said the additional space allowed the company to add in-house mold testing capabilities with the purchase of a Jomar Corp. injection blow molding machine.
``Most of the molds we make are for use in a Jomar machine, so we decided to provide our customers with this service,'' Wilkins said. Blow Mold Tooling serves the packaging, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals industries, and employs 40.
Retired Hercules chemist Breslow dies
WILMINGTON, DEL. - David S. Breslow, a longtime Hercules Inc. research chemist, died May 26 in Wilmington. He was 78.
He worked for Hercules Inc. of Wilmington from 1946-1983.
Breslow was instrumental in developing the polydicyclopentadiene resins that Hercules sold under the Metton trade name. In 1986 he received the Honor Scroll Award of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Chemists for his originality and diversity of research, the application of fundamental research to practical applications, as well as teaching and professional activity.
He also was cited for his interest in the application of polymers to medicine resulting in synthetic antitumor agents.
Breslow retired from Hercules in 1983. He held 79 patents and published more than 85 papers.