CHICAGO (May 5, 4:35 p.m. EDT) — Many processing-oriented companies, including injection molders and extruders of sheet and profiles, will have their products and services on display during NPE 2006 in Chicago.
Johns Manville (Booth N5980): Manufacturer and marketer of fiberglass reinforcement products including chopped strands, direct rovings, assembled rovings and other fiberglass products. Thermoplastic and thermoset resins target downstream markets like automotive, wind energy, electrical, sporting goods, consumer products and industrial applications.
Nudec SA (Booth E9640): Extruders of plastic sheet including polyester and polycarbonate. New products include Nudec amorphous PET Patterns and APET Chairmats.
Orto Co. (Booth N6195): Extruder of PVC profiles, including wall panels and siding. New products include technologies for PVC profile decoration.
Plastikos Inc. (E11048): Custom injection molder and designer offering tooling services for end markets including automotive, consumer products, electronics, military and medical.
Prim Technology LLC (Booth E10822): Company established by a group of Chinese manufacturers as its sales and project support team in the United States. The firm offers services in injection molding, mold making, design, machining and assembly.
Senoplast Klepsch & Co. GmbH & Co. KG (Booth E9946): Coextruder of thermoplastic sheet with plants in Austria and Mexico. Introduction of Senosan CM61 Solar New EG. Sheets produced with main layer of impact- and high-heat-resistant PC/ABS blend, coextruded with top layers of high-gloss acrylic. Sheets provide impact strength and gloss comparable to paint, don't require predrying before thermoforming and can be custom matched in solid and metallic colors.
Silcotech North America Inc. (Booth N4161): Liquid silicone custom injection molder offering services such as two-component molding. End markets include medical, automotive, appliances and electronics industries.
Spartech Corp. (Booth E10129): Producer of engineered plastic sheet, polymeric compounds and engineered products. Company showcasing Green Initiative products, including Rejuven8Plus. Products made from 95 percent NatureWorks polylactide, developed for graphic arts and print applications, work well in thermoforming. Alloy material improves over standard PLA, with impact properties similar to PET. Spartech's secondary processing criteria raise the “heat-resistance” properties to more than 150° F vs. the 105°-120° F maximum of standard PLA. Rejuven8- Plus typically is used in consumer packaging, gift and phone cards, and plant tags.
UFE Inc. (Booth E10513): Injection molder and mold manufacturer also offering services in contract assembly. Services include global mold manufacturing supported by U.S. process development.