Nova purchases compression molding machine

nova-chemicalsNova Chemicals Corp. has bought a Sacmi compression molding machine for its testing laboratory facility in Calgary, Alberta, to beef up support of the caps and closures market.

The 48-cavity press is a small commercial-scale machine, said Alan Schrob, Nova’s group manager for rigid markets.

The Centre for Performance Applications in Calgary already has a Sumitomo Demag injection molding press running a four-cavity mold. Compression molding can turn out huge quantities of closures.

“We’re going to use the commercial machine in a lab environment,” Schrob said at the Plastics & Closures Conference in Itasca, at the Nova exhibit. “If we’re going to support this market, it makes perfect sense for us” to run both technologies, Schrob said.

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