Inc. Screen, a Redding, Calif., decorator of shampoo bottles, is entering extrusion blow molding.
The firm is acquiring the first all-electric Magic EP-L3/D in North America - straight from the WestPack show floor - for its entry into plastics processing.
``We foresee having three of these in-house within a year,'' said Boris Podtetenieff, vice president of the printer. The company employs 15-20 and occupies 25,000 square feet.
Equipment maker Magic MP SpA of Monza, Italy, sold the machine.
Meanwhile, Classic Containers Inc. of Ontario, Calif., invested about $300,000 for two Magic mini-turnkey systems to extrusion blow mold glycol-modified PET for personal-care bottles.
Classic is adding PET capability to mold containers openly displaying gel colors and textures. The firm mostly uses polyethylene and clarifier-enhanced polypropylene.
``We have three molds now and will have eight molds'' by mid-April, said Ernie Hernandez, Classic vice president. Classic began operating one of the single-head, two-cavity Magic machines in mid-February and was expecting delivery of the second unit by early March.