PolyPak to acquire Trinity envelope unit
LOS ANGELES Bag and envelope manufacturer PolyPak America Corp. in August will take over the operations of Trinity Packaging Corp. Inc.'s polymer mailing-envelope division. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
According to a July 13 news release, Los Angeles-based PolyPak will manufacture all of the former Trinity products in its own plants. PolyPak operates facilities in Los Angeles, Vernon, Calif., and Lancaster, Pa.
Because the poly mailing-envelope business is not a core part of our market strategy moving forward, we are thrilled to know it will be in very good hands. PolyPak America was one of the early innovators in the development of poly mailing envelopes and is committed to the business, Peter Freund, president of Armonk, N.Y.-based Trinity, said in the release.
Trinity was founded in 1917 and is an extruder, printer and converter of films for private-label trash and food-contact bags, as well as heavy-duty lawn and garden films and retail carryout bags. In addition to its Armonk headquarters, Trinity has manufacturing facilities in Lewistown, Pa.; Pueblo, Colo.; and Rocky Mount, Va.
In addition to envelopes, PolyPak also manufactures bags and film for the lawn and garden, construction, mining, and agricultural and produce packaging markets. According to the release, PolyPak has been extruding, printing and converting mono- and multilayer film for more than 35 years.
Caryn Fitleberg, PolyPak vice president of operations, would not discuss details of the Trinity envelope business acquisition. However, in a July 14 e-mail, she said PolyPak employs 125 and has annual sales of $30 million.
Partners launch firm in Ohio to coat sheet
COLUMBUS, OHIO Arkote Technologies has opened for business in Columbus, applying abrasion-resistant coating to thermoplastic substrates used for lamination and distribution operations.
The company, run by partners David Ruff and Steve Akey, has a Class 10,000 clean room for coating both single- and double-sided sheets, typically polycarbonate or polymethyl methacrylate.
Arkote sells only coated products, and hopes to bring new coating technology to the market, Akey said.
Prinsco Inc. opening S.D. production site
WILLMAR, MINN. Prinsco Inc., a manufacturer of high density polyethylene pipe, said it will open a new production facility in Beresford, S.D.
Beresford lies between Sioux Falls, S.D., and Sioux City, Iowa, which makes it the ideal location to open a new plant, according to a July 21 news release from the company.
The new facility is expected to open at the end of this year or in early 2011. It will create 12-15 jobs, according to an article from the Sioux City Journal.
The company started in 1975 and is headquartered in Willmar. Additional manufacturing facilities are located in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri and California.
According to the release, Prinsco's key markets include agricultural, residential, highway construction, water retention and storm-water quality.
Prinsco did not return calls seeking comment.
KraussMaffei, Proper start US partnership
NOVI, MICH. Machinery maker KraussMaffei AG has established a strategic partnership with Proper Group International, a major manufacturer of injection molds, to deliver turnkey solutions to the U.S. polyurethanes market, according to a recent announcement from Munich-based KraussMaffei.
As part of the partnership, KraussMaffei will move its Novi operation from a 25,000-square-foot facility to a new 50,000-square-foot polyurethane tooling and technology center in Warren, Mich. The new facility will be adjacent to Proper's headquarters and tooling technology center.
KraussMaffei said the new facility will have full-service capabilities to design, build, and validate foam tooling and punch tooling, and to perform spray skin trials, as well as the company's new multicomponent process, SkinForm. The SkinForm process is a two-shot molding technology with a thermoplastic material in the first shot and PU in the second, the statement said.