PARAMOUNT, CALIF.-Z.M.D. Inter-national Inc., a specialty machinery manufacturer, has acquired a 46,000-square-foot facility in Long Beach, Calif., to produce vacuum forming equipment. The acquisition of the facility more than triples existing manufacturing floor space, said Yosi Cohen, president and owner.
Robert Marshall, sales manager, said the Paramount-based company expects the new plant to be in operation by the end of August. The firm employs 30.
OSAKA, JAPAN - Responding to rising demand for plastics in Southeast Asia, Osaka-based Sumitomo Chemical Co. has set up a wholly owned subsidiary in Singapore to manufacture acrylic acid and methyl methacrylate monomer.
The subsidiary, Sumitomo Chemical Singapore Ltd., will invest $290 million to build facilities in Pulau Sakra, Singapore.
As early as the fall of 1998, company officials said, manufacturing operations will begin. The facility will produce acrylic acid, its derivatives, MMA monomer and acrylic resins to meet growing demand from Southeast Asia.
According to Sumitomo officials, raw materials for the production center will be procured through a pipeline of Sumitomo's petrochemical complex in Singa-pore.
The firm also plans to construct and operate other factories through joint ventures with Sumi-tomo Chemical Singapore and other Japanese companies, in-cluding Tokyo-based acrylic acid derivatives producer Toagosei Co., Nippon Shokubai Co. of Osa-ka, and affiliated firm Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co. of Osaka.
Plastec U.S.A. of Miami received rights to sell belling machinery and specialty equipment for plastic pipe - made by United Plastics Machinery Inc. of Exton, Pa. - in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America, except Colombia.
Eastman Chemical Co. of Kingsport, Tenn., announced it will introduce Eastacoat, a new trademark name for low and high density polyethylene, PE blends, polyester and color concentrates carrying the Tenite and Eastapak trademarks for extrusion coating applications.
Blow Moulding Controls of Gloucestershire, England, has opened an office in Brampton, Ontario, to offer sales and technical service for leak testers and automated bottle packing systems.
Mereco Technologies Group Cos. of West Warwick, R.I., a manufacturer of polymer materials and compounds for the electronics industry, received the 1995 Distinguished Safety Award from the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.
Maplan Systemtechnik GmbH of Schwerin, Germany, has agreed to sell and service Mitchell Inc. equipment throughout Europe, excluding Spain. Mitchell, of Elkhart, Ind., manufactures rubber and plastic cutters and trimmers used for automotive, medical, appliance and manufacturing applications.
Daicel Polymers Inc. of Fort Lee, N.J., will market Arco Chemical Co.'s Dylark resins in the United States and Canada. Daicel also will offer a line of polycarbonate/styrene maleic anhydride alloys using Dylark resins under the tradename Cevian-D.
Rapid prototyping service providers Plynetics Corp. of San Leandro, Calif., and Prototype Express Inc. of Schaumburg, Ill., have merged. The companies will maintain their names, management, operations and sales staff. In 1995, the combined sales of the companies were $11.1 million.
Ellwood Group Inc. of Ellwood City, Pa., has formed a separate division to provide mold and die steels for the injection molding and plastic extrusion industries. ... Edison Polymer Innovation Corp. has moved its administrative headquarters to Embassy Corporate Park, 4040 Embassy Parkway, Suite 150, Akron, Ohio 44333. Tel. (330) 668-9411, fax (330) 668-9418.