Frank Esposito, Plastics News staff
Saline, Michigan -- Polyurethane foam maker Renosol Corp. has moved its PVC plastisol compounding operations to its Bay City, Michigan, plant.
Renosol also has spent about $25 000 on mixing equipment and tanks used in plastisol production, spokeswoman Bethany Freeland said by phone 21 May. Previously, Renosol had made plastisols at a plant in Clare, Michigan, that closed earlier this month. Plastisols are liquid plastics commonly used in moulding and dipping applications.
"We wanted to continue to serve existing customers and also gain market share," Freeland said of the plastisol move.
Renosol's plastisol products are used in a variety of applications including tool grips, gaskets, caps and plugs, vehicle armrests, floor mats, outdoor furniture coating and toys.
Saline, Michigan-based Renosol employs 25. The privately held firm does not release sales figures.