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Soucy Plastiques Raises the Bar

Drummondville (Canada), July 18th 2014 - Soucy Plastiques, a subsidiary of The Soucy group is proud to launch a totally unique impact bar designed to increase replacement intervals and the reby increasing productivity in the crushing circuit.

Manufactured in a one-step compression molding process using proprietary formulas developed by The Soucy group (rubber and UHMW-PE), Soucy HD (Heavy Duty) Impact Bar construction consists of a thick layer of rubber entrapped between two layers of slick UHMW-PE. The construction of this exclusive bar effectively absorbs the impact of falling materials, while the long-wearing UHMW outer slider barseals the load zone. The end result is a longer belt life, reduced spillage and decreased O&M costs.

As pointed out by David Ouellet, Engineering Director at Soucy Plastiques, "2 years of fieldtesting in a major Canadian crushed stone quarry show that the Soucy HD impact bar enhances its service life by 55% compared to the current bars". The UHMW-PE bottom layer (aluminium frame replacement) provides a consistent load transfer, is flexible and has memory so it deflects and then snaps back to its original shape, offering an improved seal between the conveyor belt and the impact bed. In addition to greater durability, the Soucy HD Impact Bar has a life time warranty against delamination. "The exclusive bar construction is rust and spark free, and is simple to install and replace, making the task of changing bars safer, faster and easier", he adds.

Marc Soucy, General Manager of Soucy Plastiques claims that "Soucy Plastiques is raising the bar by taking exceptional expertise in bonding rubber to UHMW-PE and State-of-the-art technology to offer the most reliable and cost-effective impact bar in the market". In conclusion, Mr. Soucy highlights that "The Soucy HD Impact Bar is a perfect example of increasing value through collaborative Innovation between our customers and The Soucy Group affiliates".

Soucy HD Impact bars are suitable for most of the impact beds available on the market and are interchangeable with other bars (tailored machined slots).

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Source: Soucy Plastiques inc.

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About Soucy Plastiques: Soucy Plastiques is subsidiary of The Soucy group, a private corporation founded by Mr. Gilles Soucy in 1967. Soucy Plastiques is the industry leader in compression molding and extrusion. With its unique direct compression moulding (DCM) process, Soucy Plastiques offers a full range of high value-added products made from Ultra Height Molecular Weight (UHMW-PE). (www.soucyplastiques.com)

About Soucy group: With over 1,400 employees throughout ten facilities located in North America and Asia, the Soucy group conceptualizes and manufactures various components for leading manufacturers of recreational, industrial, agricultural and defence markets. The group's strength lies in the proximity and complementarity of its expertise, making Soucy group the obvious choice as a one-stop shop solution that can provide turnkey or custom services. Within the industry, Soucy is recognized as a strategic supplier in the OEM market, mainly thanks to its technological innovations and high-quality products. (www.soucy-group.com)