ST. LOUIS (Sept. 1, 3:30 p.m. ET) — VisiPak, a subsidiary of Sinclair & Rush Inc., has added extrusion of plastic packaging tubes to the existing injection and vinyl dip molding operations at its plant in Changzhou, Jiangsu province.
According to an Aug. 31 news release, the expansion will serve the Chinese domestic market, as well as other VisiPak customers in Southeast Asia and Australia.
Numerous product lines will be offered, including open-ended tubes that can be cut to size and VisiPak's PermaSeal line of clear plastic containers that are permanently sealed on one end and topped with a decorative or functional closure.
Sinclair & Rush officials would not comment further on the expansion. The St. Louis-based group of companies operates plants in the U.S., Mexico, Australia, China, England, France Germany, Italy, Spain and Turkey.
Six companies operate under the Sinclair & Rush name: StockCap, VisiPak, GripWorks, VynaFlex, Castle Bay and Soffware.
In addition to dip molding, various plants have injection molding, extrusion and thermoforming capacity, as well as rubber molding capabilities.