Rim Polymer Industries is based in Singapore. The machinery maker has been supplying lines to rigid foamers in Asia as part of the Montreal Protocol Agreement on climate change as well as selling equipment to car makers in China, Korea, India and the US. Simon Robinson visited the firm.
Machinery companies come in many different shapes and sizes. And offer different solutions to different sectors of the market.
RIM Polymer machines are sold under the GMA brand. ”Our biggest market is China, where we focus on the automotive industry and also appliance industry,” said Steven Hoong, Deputy General Manager (Sales).
Solar water heaters are also an important part of RIM’s output, “we are one of the top suppliers in China,” he said.
“In the appliance industry, the big customers are the Hisense and the Midea group. They are my key customers,” explains Hoong. In the past three to four years, RIM has developed new machinery for them. These are the firm’s three-in-one and four-in-one polyol pre-mix equipment.
Hoong explained that with the introduction of appliances blown only with Pentane, in 1993, there was no competitiveness between appliances, “so five years ago we started to introduce new equipment called three-in-one to our GMA range.” He added that this enables the base-polyol, the pentane and a…