Brampton sale cracks Italian film market
BRAMPTON, ONTARIO—Blown film extrusion machinery supplier Brampton Engineering Inc. said it recently sold a five-layer film line to Burgopack Spa of Lugo di Vicenza, Italy.
Burgopack will use the new extrusion line to enter barrier packaging, using combinations of polyethylene, metallocene-catalyzed resins and ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymers. Burgopack produces lamination film, mainly for food packaging.
The Brampton line will have production capacity of about 770 pounds of film per hour.
The Brampton-based equipment supplier said the sale is its first in the competitive Italian market. The Burgopack sale will give Brampton ``a good reference in Italy and an installation to which we can refer potential customers,'' area sales manager Lyle Hoegy said in a news release.
The Burgopack line includes extruders from 2-31/2 inches in diameter, a Streamlined Coextrusion Die with internal bubble cooling, Italycs II control system, and an oscillating haul-off.
Separately, Brampton recently announced that it received ISO 9001 certification.
Mocap unit Cleartec extruding PETG tubes
ST. LOUIS — Cleartec Packaging, a division of Mocap Inc., began operations at three plants the first of the year, extruding glycol-modified PET tubes.
The company has two plants near St. Louis and one in Telford, England.
The tubes are used for product protection and display applications and as mailing tubes. Cleartec extrudes colored tubing and prints on the tubes and the end caps.
``We had customers call Mocap up to ask where they could get packaging,'' said Michael Wester, Cleartec sales manager. ``Why send them somewhere else when we can make it ourselves?''
Parent company Mocap injection molds and dip molds the PVC and polyethylene end caps for the tubing.
With all divisions, the St. Louis-based company employs 150.
Imperial Pipe raises funds for expansion
TORONTO — Imperial Pipe Corp. plans to expand production capacity to accommodate increased orders, the Toronto firm announced April 7.
Imperial Pipe noted one new order is for fiber-optic conduit cable worth about C$300,000 (US$212,000) for an undisclosed customer. The firm also makes extruded plastic products for construction and mining.
Imperial Pipe recently completed term debt financing of C$1.85 million (US$1.3 million). Its parent company, Imperial PlasTech Inc., raised another C$1 million (US$705,000) through purchase warrants for 4 million shares.
The company will use the funds for plant expansion and working capital.