BRAMPTON, ONTARIO - Lex Technologies Inc. of Brampton is a new supplier of compounding equipment to make composites based on various scrap materials, plastics and rubber. Lex claims its low-energy, high-shear process can blend scrap or virgin plastics with aggregates such as fly ash, sawdust or paper. The mixture can be turned into pellets for molding. It also can be used directly to make extruded products.
Craig Hunt, the company's vice president of marketing, said the Lex system is suitable for making pallets, mats, building materials, furniture stock and other articles.
The firm makes its equipment at a plant in Owen Sound, On-tario, and has an 18,000-square-foot development facility in Brampton.
Lex spent three years developing its composites process before recently making it commercially available, according to Hunt.
The company was founded in 1992 by Martin Walsh, its president and chief executive officer, whose earlier experience included management of and part ownership in compounder Colortech Corp. and the predecessor company of blown film system supplier Brampton Engineering Inc., both of Brampton.