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MVP Expands RTM Focus through Purchase of Plastech

  • Saturday, 4th November 2006
  • Reading time: about 2 minutes

Magnum Venus Products has expanded their RTM equipment line and expertise with the purchase of Plastech Thermoset Tectonics.

Though the RTM process has been around for many years, it has only been over the last few years that the true benefits of closed moulding have begun to emerge. In 2003, MVP introduced their PrecisionTECH RTM line of systems and technology.

Plastech Thermoset Tectonics began manufacturing equipment for the composites industry in 1983. Seeing the changes in the industry, Plastech changed their focus to designing and producing the technologies, equipment and tooling necessary for the closed mould process. This led to the company, and its founder Alan Harper, being one of the leading specialists in providing efficient closed mould technology.

Jim Hedger, Jr., President of Magnum Venus Products, had this to say about the purchase and focus on RTM: “I am very excited about this new opportunity for the company. MVP has always been committed to helping our customers produce a top quality product by providing them with the most innovative technology available, and for seeing where the future of the industry is going and bringing the necessary technology to market first. The purchase of Plastech is a natural partnership as MVP takes RTM technology to the next level.”

“We are delighted to advance the closed mould technology with the dynamic systems provided by MVP’s recent introduction of Patriot technology. Such unique machinery improvements by MVP demonstrates real innovation which complements our desire to move closed mould technology to the highest level,” commented Alan Harper, founder of Plastech TT. He added, “Composite moulding companies throughout the world demand proven and affordable closed mould technology, and it is our joint desire to provide a full technology service including mould build training, added to advanced machinery design, which our partnership aims to bring to the industry.”

In addition to merging the technology of Plastech with Magnum Venus Products’ existing RTM line, this merger also brings expertise and training in closed moulding applications, and MVP is looking forward to using the expertise that Alan Harper and his team at Plastech bring as they expand their PrecisionTECH RTM line into the world wide market.

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