CHICAGO (Aug. 8, 12:50 p.m. EDT) — H-P Products Inc. has set its sights on the plastics industry.
The Louisville, Ohio-based firm made its debut at NPE 2003 with Instalok Couplings, which the company hails as a major breakthrough in compression couplings. Officials showcased the product with its booth, created from tubing connected with the couplings.
The patent-pending device is made from a solid piece of tube and has fewer components to handle than standard couplings, officials said. The single-piece structure also boasts a 20 percent overall lower cost compared with traditional couplings, H-P said.
H-P Products launched as a converter of residential furnaces to gas and has grown to a supplier of tubular components for industrial vacuum, carrier pneumatic and pneumatic conveying systems. Currently, the firm derives about 10 percent of its business from the plastics industry, with a goal to grow that figure significantly, officials said.