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Welcome to the first edition of Prince Perspectivesóour new e-newsletter for our valued customers. 

Prince Rubber & Plastics Completes Buffalo Plant Addition

Offers newest equipment & enhanced quality control 

Brand new space is now allowing us to significantly expand our manufacturing space to better accommodate new molding and extruding equipment for large gasket molding. The addition also expanded our Shipping & Receiving and Quality Control areas. With an eye to the future, we have purchased the property across the street for extra parking and future expansions. We're proud to welcome two new employees to help manage our expanded opportunities, Martin Sypniewski, Plant Engineer and John Whittaker, a CNC Programmer.

Prince President to Present at 
Annual Chlorine Institute Meeting

Tom Hanshar, Corporate President of Prince Rubber and Plastics, will discuss two topics at the annual Chlorine Institute Meeting, to be held in Houston, Texas on April 8. Tom will discuss:
  • Long Life Sealing Systems for Diaphragm Cells and the benefits of the Mark III HB Blanket
  • The Use of Fluoroplastics to Extend the Life of Elastomer Seal Systems in Membrane Cells (See Prince's PanaceaĆ Replacement Membrane Cell Gaskets)
Both of these presentations will detail the specific developments and advancements of these product offerings for both the Chlor-Alkali Diaphragm and Membrane Technologies.

Mark III HB Grid Protectors Meet, Exceed Synthetic Diaphragm Lifespans

Prince's Mark III HB Grid Protector has a unique construction of hot bonded fluoroplastic film to Princeís 6962 high polymer content EPDM Blanket material. This corrosion barrier enables the grid protector to have a long-life capability of 3+ years that will meet or exceed the life of synthetic diaphragms, which are being used more and more. Many of these Mark III HB grid covers are in test at numerous plants.


PanaceaĆ Replacement Membrane Cell Gaskets

Prince PanaceaĆ Replacement Membrane Cell Gaskets are another way we've used fluoroplastics to extend the life of seven different technology types of Membrane Replacement Cell Gaskets. Prince continues to be the leader in innovated seals, developing advanced features in Specialized Elastomers, Fluoroplastics and design in the Membrane gasket series.

Prince Hires a Senior Technical Engineer, Shane Fast 

Shane Fast was hired in February 2013 as a Senior Technical Engineer for Prince in the area of Chlor-Alkali/Chlorate/Bleach Pulp Industries. Shane comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the chlorine industry. He was an engineer at PPG, Lake Charles for 10 years and was a Vice President for the Chlorine Institute for 6 years.

Shane will be located in the Baton Rouge, LA plant and will be traveling and calling on our customers in and around the southern part of the United States. We welcome Shane and the value he brings to you, our customers.

Our Baton Rouge plant, shown here, is located at 11400 Richcroft Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70814. It acts as our Southern Division Manufacturing Facility. Stop by to meet Shane if you are ever in the area. Just call the office at (225) 272-1653. We'd be happy to see you!

New Website Brings You More Information!

Princeís redeveloped website,, has larger product photography and Industry specific information on our product line offerings for Chlor-Alkali, Bleach Pulp Mills, other chemical industries and OEM. All product and material spec sheets can be downloaded, enabling you to print on demand. We  have an average of 1,200 visitors a month and appreciate your continuous business and visitation to the site!  

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Northern Headquarters: USA

Prince Rubber & Plastics Co., Inc.
137 Arthur Street
Buffalo, NY 14207

Tel: (716) 877-7400
Fax: (716) 877-0743

Southern Division: USA

Prince Rubber & Plastics Co., Inc.
11400 Richcroft Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70814

Tel: (225) 272-1653
Fax: (225) 272-1938

Industrial Plastics Canada Ltd.
625 Industrial Drive
Fort Erie, Ontario L2A 5M4

Tel: (905) 871-0412
Fax: (905) 871-6494

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