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Pexco acquires Scandia, strengthening medical profile extrusion

Profile extruder Pexco LLC (Atlanta) has acquired Scandia Plastics Inc. (Plaistow, NH), a custom extruder, serving the medical, filtration, environmental, and defense markets, among others.

PlasticsToday Staff

July 30, 2013

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Pexco acquires Scandia, strengthening medical profile extrusion

(Plaistow, NH), a custom extruder, serving the medical, filtration, environmental, and defense markets, among others. In addition to extrusion of high-performance materials like polycarbonate and polysulfone, into the industrial and life science filtration markets, Scandia offers a number of downstream capabilities, including punching, crimping, machining, printing, heat sealing, and more.

Scandia's 62,000-sq-ft facility in New Hampshire has 12 production lines and approximately 50 employees, extruding profiles with tolerances to: ± .003 inch; diameters from 1/8 to 8 inches; and wall thicknesses from 0.010-inch to heavy wall. Dave Hallett, who founded Pexco in 1971, will remain with the company, acting as president of site operations.

Pexco had 10 manufacturing sites, including eight in the U.S. spread among California, Washington, Texas, Illinois, Massachusetts, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, with two in Mexico (Mexicali and Monterrey). The Pexco brand was created in 2009 by Saw Mill Capital Partners LP, replacing Filtrona. In August 2012, Saw Mill sold Pexco to Odyssey Investment Partners.

Later that December, Pexco exited the plastics sheet business to fully focus on profile extrusion, closing its Columbia, SC site. A year prior, the company acquired RDC Cytex Inc. (Houston), its fourth, and largest acquisition, in 2011. The company expanded its medical portfolio in May 2011, when it acquired Multitube Medical Devices S.A. de C.V. (Mexicali).

Pexco reports having 60 engineering and production staff providing product/part design and engineering, die development, processing and value-added fabrication.

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