ABBA Systems Ltd., Brantford, Ont., and Mold-Masters Ltd., Georgetown, Ont., are teaming up to supply complete PET preform injection molds under the name iPET Systems. Mold-Masters is a major supplier of hot runners, while ABBA has over 17 years’ experience in making preform tooling inserts. Located at the ABBA headquarters, the new venture will offer new molds, retrofits, refurbishments, spare parts, and service from five plants and 40 sales/service offi ces globally. Its molds and hot runners will be directly interchangeable with existing PET molds in all makes of injection machines. Proprietary features include the iFlow hot-runner manifold, which boasts lower pressure drop, more uniform filling, and less shear heating than
conventional gun-drilled manifolds. The valve gate has been engineered specifically for PET so that it reportedly generates less PET dust, reduces crystallinity in the gate, and makes in-press service easy. Patented iCool technology provides conformal cooling over the entire preform surface, said to eliminate hot spots and reduce cycle times.
(519) 757-2273 • www.ipetsystems.com