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CShell, Wright Plastic form joint venture

Pennsylvania-based custom injection molder CShell Packaging Products and Michigan-based Wright Plastic Products have joined hands to form a joint venture to manufacture clamshell packaging for digital media discs. Under terms of the condition, Wright will be the majority owner of the new venture.

President of Sheridan, Wright Plastic Products, Bob Luce said that the joint venture will be headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, reported Plastics News.

Dering subsidiary CShell began marketing its one-piece, polypropylene package as an alternative to paperboard or polystyrene jewel cases in 1998, and then producing them in-house on a 330t Roboshot that was upgraded to 385t for product development.

Plastics News quoted Luce as saying that operation has grown to four 300-plus-ton presses, but that CShell founder David Dering wanted to refocus his core business on replicating CDs.

Luce said the firm operates 38 injection molding machines with 45-1,000t of clamping force, as well as several vertical machines for insert molding.