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T.O. Plastics Expands ABS, HIPS Extruded Plastic Sheet Capacity


Thermoformer to sell roll stock, take custom orders

CLEARWATER, MN, February 20, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — T.O. Plastics has added new extrusion equipment in its Clearwater plant that will enable the thermoforming company to increase its capacity for ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) and HIPS (high-impact polystyrene) roll stock for use in its own operations and for sale to other companies.

The company plans to offer utility or prime grade HIPS and ABS plastic sheet in gauges from .015″ to .070″. Roll widths are 20″ to 30.75″ with a 6″ core size.

The extruded plastic sheet is available in black or white as standard colors, or custom colors made to order, in truckload quantities.

“The best products start with the best plastics,” said T.O. Plastics President Mike Vallafskey. “The investment we have made in extrusion equipment will satisfy our internal growth over the next several years and afford us the opportunity to supply ABS and HIPS plastic sheet to other companies.”

T.O. Plastics’ extrusion investment follows the recent hiring of several new members to the company’s executive team.

About T.O. Plastics
Founded in 1948, the company got its start as a manufacturer of thermoformed refrigerator parts for the company known today as Frigidaire. Today, T.O. Plastics offers custom thermoformed products and packaging from plants in Otsego and Clearwater, Minnesota, to customers in the consumer products, food packaging, electronics packaging, industrial/recreational products and medical device and medical packaging industries, among others, and produces its own line of proprietary plant trays and containers.

For more information about T.O. Plastics, visit, or contact Lori Grupa, Marketing Manager, at (320) 558-5620 or e-mail