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VitroTech's Revolutionary Performance Additive Vitrolite(R) Adopted by Plastics Industry Leader Ropak Packaging

Published on 2004-05-26. Author : SpecialChem


VitroTech Corporation announced on 19th May, 2004, that Ropak Packaging has adopted Vitrolite® technology and products in their North American facilities. Vitrolite® performance additives enhance both the physical properties and production of plastics, paints and coatings as well as a variety of other products.

Ropak is a member of the LINPAC group of companies. LINPAC, headquartered in Birmingham, UK, is a diversified supplier of paper and plastics-based packaging, returnable packaging systems and plastic automotive components. It manufactures in five continents and sells in nearly every country in the world. For the year ended December 2002, LINPAC reported revenues of pounds Sterling 1.2 billion (approximately US$2.1 billion).

Ropak serves the packaging needs for a wide range of industries from food (dairy and bakery) to industrial (petroleum products, coatings and adhesives) and hazardous materials (chemicals). Consumer products include pet food, cat litter, detergents, seeds, paint, and fasteners. Other products are specially designed for the fishing and agricultural markets.

"Ropak is widely acknowledged as a leading adopter of new technologies in the plastics manufacturing industry," said Jess Rae Booth, Chairman and CEO of VitroTech Corp. Mr. Booth added: "This deal will have a significant material impact on Vitrolite®'s growth over the next fiscal year."

Headquartered in Fullerton, Calif., Ropak Packaging is one of North America's leading manufacturers of innovative plastic packaging used in a wide range of applications. The company has eight manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, VitroTech Corporation is a materials technology and research company with rights to purchase, process and sell approximately 35 billion pounds of rare amorphous aluminosilicate deposits, which are used to produce its primary products, Vitrolite (R) and Vitrocote®. These products enhance both the physical qualities and production of plastics, paint/coatings, and a variety of other market segments.

Source: VitroTech

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