SOURCE: Plasticon International Inc.

December 07, 2006 09:04 ET

Plasticon International, Inc. Wholly Owned Subsidiary, Pro Mold, Inc., Explores $7.52 Billion Injection Mold Industry

LEXINGTON, KY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 7, 2006 -- Plasticon International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PLNI) announced today that representatives of the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Pro Mold, Inc., have recently visited injection mold facilities in the Peoples Republic of China. This visit is part of Pro Mold's continuing efforts to offer products that are competitively priced and produced with a shorter production cycle in an effort to provide superior service to customers.

The Company believes that sales revenue in the die and injection mold industry has been expanding at an average annual rate of some 20 percent in recent years in China. The country grossed about 7.52 billion U.S. dollars in domestic sales of die and injection molds last year, up some 25 percent from a year ago. Customs statistics also show that China exported 740 million U.S. dollars worth of die and injection mold products last year, comparing 490 million U.S. dollars in 2004.

"We believe that to maintain and increase business, we need to be able to provide injection mold solutions off-shore. China's technical ability has improved, while short production lead times, allow products to enter the marketplace in a very short time span," stated Jim Turek, CEO and President of Plasticon International, Inc.

Plasticon International, Inc. recently announced that the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Pro Mold has implemented a cost reduction program set in place by the management team at Pro Mold. The cost reduction plan may result in anticipated annual savings of approximately $500,000 a year under current projections.

About Plasticon International, Inc. Plasticon International (www.plasticonintl.com) designs, produces, and distributes high-quality concrete accessories, informational & directional signage and plastic lumber, which are all produced from recycled and recyclable plastics. Plasticon is a leader, an innovator of cutting edge design, engineering, and production of industrial and commercial products. Plasticon is a green company, environmentally friendly, using recycled plastics to produce its line of products.

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