Integral Technologies, an emerging light-weighting leader and its wholly owned subsidiary ElectriPlast Corp, maker of the ElectriPlast line of electrically conductive resins, announced the signing of a long term strategic alliance with Nova Polymers, to expand its manufacturing operations at Nova’s campus in Evansville in the US.
Under the agreement, Nova will provide manufacturing and laboratory testing for the newly expanded product line of anti-static and static dissipative ElectriPlast. Nova is ISO certified and all ElectriPlast produced will be in accordance with Nova’s ISO 9001:2008 certification. In addition to providing manufacturing, Nova will also supply resin, colour matching, and blending for the new ElectriPlast formulations.
“Nova has been a strong partnership for us. It would have been challenging to develop our new product line as quickly as we have without their support,” stated Doug Bathauer, Integral’s CEO.“This alliance allows us to improve quality and increase volume without the need for capital expenditures or added personnel. We are continuing to see demand for our new product line and we believe we have the capacity to fulfill this demand for the foreseeable future.”
“The combination of our 30 years of resin compounding and Integral’s conductive plastic expertise creates and exciting opportunity for both companies,” stated Roger Chapman, Nova’s founder, president, and CEO. “We are always looking for growth and we’re seeing a lot of opportunities in conductive plastic.”
Since 1984, Nova has been regarded as one of the region’s premier custom compounders of engineering grade resins and thermoplastic rubber and currently produces a full line of resins including ABS, PP, PC, and their proprietary TPV- Novalast. Nova operates two plants totaling over 100,000 sq ft of manufacturing space and currently has an annual capacity to produce over 70 million pounds of resin.