Plastican Plans Major Investment
March 29, 2009
LEOMINSTER, MA - Plastican will invest significant capital this year and next to increase production of its patented line of Twist & Lock easy-open rigid plastic containers for swimming pool chemicals, building products, and a wide range of other industrial and consumer products.
Because current and forecasted demand for the Twist & Lock system has grown dramatically since the line’s introduction in 2007, this new investment in 2009 and 2010 will provide new molds, machinery and ancillary equipment at multiple Plastican plants. The increased capacity will offer containers in more sizes and increase manufacturing capacity for existing sizes. Plastican anticipates a full range of sizes with the Twist & Lock closure system will be available by the fourth quarter of 2009.
Twist & Lock pails open with a push of a tab and a twist of the cover. Closing is even easier, just twisting the lid locks it in place. Technicians at Plastican’s R&D facility are finalizing technological enhancements to the system that will significantly increase the number of applications in industrial as well as consumer markets. This family of rigid packaging is fully compliant with all relevant UN requirements and with child-resistance and senior-friendly protocols.