Israeli molder Plazit 2001 chose the Chinaplas show to make its debut in the Chinese market.
In addition to receiving potential customers at the company's busy booth, “We are also here to check out the best collection of plastic materials and equipment in China,” said Ezra Laudon, marketing development manager.
Plazit 2001, part of the Grazit Industries Group, is a global company. With 95 percent of its sales from outside Israel, the company has production facilities at its headquarters in Gazit, Israel, as well as in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.
“We make acrylic and polystyrene sheets and [polymethyl methacrylate] granules at Panchim [the Bulgarian branch],” Laudon said. Panchim Ltd. POB is Plazit's Bulgarian subsidiary.
Plazit has total sheet extrusion capacity of 48.5 million pounds, using materials that include styrene acrylonitrile, polystyrene, acrylic and polycarbonate.
“New lines with additional 2,000 metric tons [4.4 million pounds] of capacity are coming on-stream in three months,” Laudon said.
At the show, the company touted its thin optical sheet used for cell phones and liquid crystal displays.
The Grazit Industries Group also includes food packaging manufacturers Madaf-Plazit Packaging in Gazit and MCP Performance Plastics Ltd. in Hamaapil.