CLINTON, MASS. - Microplas Inc., a plastic product designer in Clinton, announced last month that it will provide a new mobile storage case for Verbatim Corp.'s QIC-EXtra data cartridge. The one-piece, molded poly-propylene case with living hinge, designed by Microplas, offers easy, one-handed opening and closing.
Verbatim, headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., is a manufacturer of data storage devices such as micro-floppy diskettes. Micro-plas, a Nypro Inc.-affiliated company, produces the cases at a local custom injection molding facility that will begin shipping the cases to Verbatim's Charlotte, N.C., plant immediately.
Microplas specializes in turn-key services that begin at the product development stage and continue through product delivery. It also offers prototyping and modeling services.
British conglomerate John Waddington plc has reorganized its group of U.S. food-service packaging firms under the umbrella of Waddington North America Inc. WNA Comet East Inc. of Chelmsford, Mass.; WNA Comet West Inc. of City of Industry, Calif.; WNA Carthage Inc. of Longview, Texas; WNA Hopple Plastics Inc. of Florence, Ky.; and WNA Cups Illustrated Inc. of Lancaster, Texas, supply disposable plastic tableware, including plates, bowls, cutlery, cups and promotional cups to food-service and retail markets. Waddington is based in Leeds, England.
Risdon/Guild Molders of Middletown, N.Y., received an award for excellence in injection molding components for Personal Touch, Schick's line of women's razors, from Warner-Lambert Co.