SCRANTON, Pa., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vycom, a world leader in PVC and olefin solutions, is among the three finalists in the Corporate Division of the second annual 2014 IAPD Plastics Application Design Competition. The design competition, with two divisions of Corporate and Collegiate, is part of the 58th Annual IAPD Convention and Plastics Expo held Oct. 27 – 30, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, IL. The first, second and third prize placements will be announced after finalists' presentations to the delegates on October 29, 2014.
The competition showcases innovative uses of plastics in various applications. Vycom submitted a unique project from fabricator Plastix Plus, which custom fabricates Hitec HDPE into consoles for law enforcement vehicles, including the new Ford Police Interceptor Sedans. Hitec was selected for its durability, high impact resistance and easy clean up. Calsak Plastics supplies Hitec to Plastix Plus and has been a valued partner of Vycom's for more than 20 years.
"To be recognized by our industry for the second year in a row as a top three finalist among such worthy competition is very meaningful," said Don Wharton, President, Vycom. "And, to be able to showcase a project like Plastix Plus' emergency response and law enforcement vehicles shows the unmatched design capabilities and rugged performance of our materials," he said.
Plastix Plus prefers Vycom's Hitec over light gauge steel or aluminum because of its workability. "We fabricate and weld full size, center consoles for most of the popular police vehicles on the market today," said Mike Snow, President and co-owner of Plastix Plus based in Houston, TX. "They are delivered as a form-fitted console, ready to drop in, resulting in an aesthetically pleasing unit with a sleek black look that fits the designs perfectly."
Snow has quadrupled his business by using Hitec for the consoles, as well as for weapons storage solutions for the U.S. Marshals Service, Homeland Security, DEA, FBI, U.S. Army and numerous other local law enforcement agencies.
Vycom, a division of CPG International, is dedicated to maintaining an environment where quality meets performance. Vycom offers the largest range of products, capabilities and inventory for all your Olefin and PVC needs. www.vycomplastics.com
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