Volume 11, Issue 8 - October 2010
Moulding the Future
Administrator for Poly
Moulding Certification Program Chosen
The Moulding & Millwork Producers Association (MMPA)
staged its Summer Business Meeting this past August in Asheville,
N.C., at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa (see
related story on page 22). Manufacturers of wood, MDF and poly mouldings
came together to discuss the current market, economy, industry standards
and plant operations.
A highlight of the meeting was the WM® plant tours featuring
equipment from Stiles Machinery, Weinig USA and WoodEye North America.
Sherwin-Williams Co. also was on-hand during the equipment tours to address
coatings questions by the manufacturers. Additionally, MMPA toured the manufacturing
facilities of East Coast Moulding Co. in Wilkesboro, N.C., and Carolina
Colortones in Arden, N.C., to round out the touring options.
Poly Blends Group Progresses
“The group is in the process of selecting the performance criteria to meet and exceed the requirements of the various code requirements in North America,” says Simon. “We will be conducting several conference calls prior to the March MMPA meeting to establish the performance criteria.”
"The group is in
the process of selecting the performance criteria to meet and exceed the
requirements of the various code requirements in North America."
The groundwork is being laid by a core set of poly manufacturers
to achieve the goal of a certification program. The initial Poly Blend
members’ plan is to write an all-encompassing program that will allow
manufacturers of poly blend mouldings—polystyrene, polyurethane, etc.—to
be represented under one umbrella. As more poly blend moulding manufacturers
join the group to assist in the process of developing the performance
criteria, the more satisfied the Poly Blends Group becomes knowing that
different segments of the poly moulding industry are represented in the