ALPHARETTA, GA. - Amoco Polymers in Alpharetta announced Aug. 21 a distribution alliance with Polymer Corp. in Reading, Pa., a fabricator and distributor of engineering thermoplastic stock shapes. Under the agreement, Polymer Corp. is granted the exclusive right to sell extruded, compression molded and injection molded shapes made with Amoco's Torlon polyamide-imide and Kadel polyetheretherketone.
The announcement marks Amoco's exit from the stock shape manufacturing business in those materials. Amoco will continue to market the PAI and PEEK resins to custom injection molders, and its Amotech products to fabricators in the rotating equipment aftermarket.
Colorite purchases OxyChem PVC plant
BURLINGTON, N.J. - Colorite Plastics Co. has purchased Occidental Chemical Corp.'s PVC business in Burlington. A new affiliate, Colorite Polymers, has been formed to operate the firm.
The deal includes a resin manufacturing plant capable of producing 120 million pounds per year of PVC dispersion, blending and copolymer suspension resins for the floor covering, automotive, coil coating, plastisol compounding and packaging industries.
The plant's 160 workers will be retained. Colorite Plastics, based in Burlington, supplies PVC compounds through five divisions to the medical, automotive, footwear and wire and cable industries. The firm also is a major producer of PVC garden hose.
T&J unit to market injection presses
DAYTON, OHIO - Thomas & James Automation Inc. has formed a company to market the Boston Matthews line of injection molding machines in the United States.
Thomas & James Injection Molding Machinery, based in Dayton, is headed by President J. Michael Sesher. Boston Matthews is in Worcester, England.
T&J Automation represents makers of equipment sold to plastics extruders in the Midwest. It formed an injection molding unit in 1984 to offer products from several firms.
Uniplas Inc. to open office in Kalamazoo
SOUTH LYON, MICH. - Uniplas Inc., a distributor of engineering thermoplastics and buyer of excess plastic inventory and scrap plastic, has opened a branch office in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Kurt D. Ford will manage the new office. Uniplas is headquartered in South Lyon.
Foilmark closes buy of pad printing firm
MELVILLE, N.Y. - Foilmark Inc. announced Aug. 21 that it has completed its acquisition of Im-tran Industries Inc., a Newburyport, Mass., manufacturer of pad printing equipment and distributor of related supplies.
Imtran had sales of about $4.2 million for the fiscal year ended March 31. The acquisition marks Melville-based Foilmark's entry into the pad printing field.
Foilmark manufactures and markets equipment and products used to apply metallic, pigmented and ink decoration to a variety of materials, including plastic packaging and other plastic products.
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Richmond Aircraft Products in Norwalk, Calif., was named exclusive distributor in the United States and Canada for Rohacell closed-cell rigid polymethacrylimide material used in composite construction. Rohacell, made by Rohm GmbH of Darmstadt, Germany, is used in a variety of composite products, ranging from tennis racquets to the clamshell noses of satellite launching rockets.