CHICAGO (June 20, 5:30 p.m. EDT) — Davis-Standard Corp. (Booth N6107) will continue in the compounding extruder market even though a licensing agreement it had with JSW Plastics Machinery Inc. recently expired.
The license expiration "is a nonevent in the market," Davis-Standard President Robert Ackley said in an interview at the firm´s booth.
"Now we are free to operate around the world," Ackley said. "Before we were limited to just North America."
Ackley said that after making compounding extruders for several years under license, Davis-Standard gained expertise in the machinery. It already is making some compounding extruders.
Davis-Standard is in discussions with JSW of Tokyo about the possibility of renewing the licensing agreement, but Ackley had no progress to report.