Sidel Group unveils Shanghai tech center
LE HAVRE, FRANCE — Sidel Group has opened a technical center in Shanghai, China, to complement the company's business offices in Hong Kong and Beijing.
The 8,600-square-foot center, opened in June, employs eight. Resources include an SBO 1 lab blow molding machine dedicated to testing, two classrooms for technician training, warehousing for spare parts and an SBO 6 machine, which is a six-mold unit capable of producing 7,200 bottles per hour.
Sidel has sold equipment in China since 1983, including 80 machines for PET bottles and 30 for PVC or high density polyethylene. The Le Havre-based group has built turnkey projects for 10 packaging lines in China, covering all steps from liquid treatment to palletization of batches of bottles.
Sidel claims its machines produce more than one out of every two PET bottles in the world.
Chemical Group adds stabilizer packaging
PHILADELPHIA—Chemical Group Inc. has added 10,000 square feet next to its Philadelphia plant to install a new production line for packaging batch stabilizers.
The new line can pack bags as small as 1 pound, which allows the user to add the whole bag into the mix.
In addition, Chemical Group is offering two new zinc stabilizers, for automotive wire and cable applications, that have good initial color retention and long-term heat stability: CG 1918 and CG 1611. The list price on both is $1.25 per pound.
The firm also has developed a new lubricating lead that offers longer-term heat stability, CG 39. Designed for heavily filled flame-retardant formulas, it is priced at $1.25 per pound.
Ube Machinery Inc. named four new sales representatives for its injection molding machinery in the eastern and southwestern United States and Canada: Stover Plastics Machinery Co. of Lancaster, Pa; Best Plastic Machinery Inc. of Dallas; Adam Kreuter Associates Inc. of Rochester, N.Y.; and Hamilton Avtec Inc. of Mississauga, Ontario. Ube is based in Ann Arbor, Mich.
AArbor International Corp. introduced a phthalocyanine green polyethylene flush to be used in plastics. Characteristics include transparency, brightness, tinting strength and a high degree of permanence and dispersability. Pigment manufacturer AArbor is based in Brighton, Mich.
Three Dynaflex-brand TPEs from GLS Corp.'s Thermoplastics Elastomers Division now are listed with the National Sanitation Foundation as drinking-water system components: G7940-9 (40 Shore A, black), G2711 (43 Shore A, translucent) and G2755 (51 Shore A, translucent). Applications include seals, gaskets, tubing and hose connectors for refrigerators and dishwashers, plumbing products and small countertop appliances.
The Association for Manufacturing Technology has opened a liaison office in Shanghai, China, to connect AMT members with Chinese customers interested in U.S. manufacturing technology and equipment. It also provides members with information on the Chinese tooling market. AMT is in McLean, Va.
The Mokon Division of Protective Closures Co. has named two new representatives for its line of temperature-control systems and chillers. Ultra Plastics Equipment of Chesterfield, Mo., will serve Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, southern Illinois and southern Iowa; and HS&S Plastic Machinery of Costa Mesa, Calif., will cover Utah. HS&S already represents Mokon in Arizona, California and Nevada. Mokon is based in Buffalo, N.Y.