Nicos Polymers adds pulverizing capacity
NAZARETH, PA. - Nicos Polymers & Grinding Inc. continues to expand its pulverizing capacity by adding a horizontal dual mill from Reduction Engineering Inc.
The Nazareth firm now will have pulverizing capacity of more than 35 million pounds per year with a total of seven pulverizers, Nicos officials said. Nicos moved into pulverizing during the past few years after spending more than 20 years in the grinding business. Officials plan to add six employees through the next six months. It currently employs 70.
In 2003, Nicos also began compounding. The company operates out of one facility in Nazareth. Its customers have included window profile extruders, PVC floor coverings makers and makers of flexible vinyl roofing membranes.
Rapid Product unveils Rapid-Quotes service
SAN DIEGO - Rapid Product Development Group Inc. launched an instant Rapid-Quotes service and added new vacuum casting and stereolithography equipment.
Rapid Quotes uses advanced Web tools in offering a secure way for a product designer to obtain quotes for rapid prototypes.
RPDG expanded its urethane casting department with the purchase of new equipment from MK Technology GmbH of Grafschaft, Germany, including an MK System III vacuum casting chamber. RPDG specializes in urethane casting from silicone, room-temperature-vulcanizing molds.
In enlarging its rapid prototyping department, RPDG acquired solid imaging equipment from 3D Systems Corp. of Valencia, Calif., including an SLA 7000 system and two SLA 250 machines.
San Diego-based RPDG began operations in January.
Davis-Standard gets leadership award
MOUNTAINVIEW, CALIF. - Frost & Sullivan has presented Davis-Standard Corp. with its Award for Market Leadership.
The annual award goes to a company that has increased its sales growth and profitability through market strategies.
Pawcatuck, Conn.-based Davis-Standard won the award ``for its ability to generate revenue in an extremely testing environment,'' Frost & Sullivan said.
Despite the difficult economy, the machinery company has continued to invest in research and development, working with customers on application development, Frost & Sullivan said.