DALLAS-Roscom Inc. is in the midst of a $2.6 million expansion of its PVC compounding operations. The Croydon, Pa., company is spending $1.5 million to add two Bausano compounding extruders that will be operational by June 1, said Nicholas Lynch, chief operating officer. Roscom already operates three compounding lines at the Croydon facility.
By Sept. 1, the firm expects to add a $1.1 million calcium carbonate minor ingredient system at the plant. Roscom also will add lab workers at the 2-year-old facility, primarily to expand its rigid PVC business.
About 80 percent of Roscom's business currently is in flexible PVC, Lynch said.
The key to Roscom's success is its promise to ship material for next-day delivery anywhere in the United States or Canada, Lynch said.
The firm has 10 warehouses, and typically carries $1.5 million in material in inventory.
In other news, sister company T5 Trading Group is adding a new service: toll separation of contaminants from virgin or regrind resins.
The Trenton, N.J., company is buying machinery already used in the glass industry to sort scrap by color.