Teknor introduces rotomolding colors
PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Teknor Color Co. of Pawtucket recently launched 32 standard colors for rotational molding that cost as much as 20 percent less than custom-formulated products.
The colors that do not contain heavy-metal pigments are sanctioned by the Food and Drug Administration.
``This is the first line of standard dry-color products ever offered to rotational molders,'' Dennis Foy, rotational molding industry manager for Teknor Color, said in a news release.
Most of the colors do not contain heavy-metal pigments and meet guidelines of the Conference of Northeast Governors for pigments.
Teknor's standard colors are suitable for applications requiring ultraviolet light and weathering resistance.
Teknor Color makes concentrates in pellet, bead, micro-bead, cube, granule, powder, pulverized or liquid forms. It is a subsidiary of Teknor Apex Co., which compounds PVC and thermoplastic elastomers.
Norwesco building $2 million facility
ST. BONIFACIUS, MINN. — Norwesco Inc. of St. Bonifacius is building a new plant in Washougal, Wash.
According to a company spokesman, the 14,000-square-foot facility will house three rotational molding machines that Norwesco built. The company expects this plant to help it serve its customers better.
The Washougal plant is scheduled to open in the beginning of December, the spokesman said.
The rotomolder plans to hire at least 12 employees at the facility. Norwesco already employs a total of 120 workers at its seven plants in the United States and one in Canada.
The facility will cost the firm more than $2 million and will make tanks for a variety of uses.
The company had 1996 rotomolding sales of $44 million.
Norwesco said it also has plans to build another rotomolding facility, in central California, next year.