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10/4/2012 | 1 MINUTE READ

Biz Briefs: October 2012 CT

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Interplastic acquires Valspar business; Camfil opens U.K. facility.

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Interplastic Corp. (St. Paul, Minn.) announced on Aug. 20 the acquisition of product technologies from The Valspar Corp. (Minneapolis, Minn.). Under terms of the agreement, Interplastic has acquired Blush Guard (high-performance gel coats specifically designed for the marine industry), Conductive Primer Gel Coat (primer designed to improve transfer efficiencies of electrostatically applied coatings) and Quick Tint (locally dispensed, general-purpose Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT)-compliant, custom-colored gel coats). Interplastic’s acquisition is limited to the technologies, formulations and processing information of these three products and does not include any of Valspar’s manufacturing facilities. Interplastic says that readers with questions regarding the product technology or availability can contact Jim Luke, gel coat & colorant business manager, at jluke@interplastic.com or (651) 481-6860.

Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC, Jonesboro, Ark.), a manufacturer of dust and fume collection equipment, has announced plans to open a 40,000 ft2 (3,716m2) facility in the U.K. to serve industrial customers throughout the U.K. and Europe. Work is already underway on the new plant, located in the Birch Business Park in Heywood, Greater Manchester. The facility is expected to open in January 2013. When it is fully operational, Camfil Farr APC expects to employ more than 100 people in engineering, metal fabrication, welding and assembly positions. Company president Lee Morgan says, “Camfil Farr APC has grown into a global dust collection company over the past five years.”