Another Source of Four-Face Stack Molds

Add one more to the few moldmakers that build four-face stack molds: Foboha Formenbau GmbH of Germany (parent of Foboha USA in Hamburg, N.J.) claims to be the first in Europe.

Add one more to the few moldmakers that build four-face stack molds: Foboha Formenbau GmbH of Germany (parent of Foboha USA in Hamburg, N.J.) claims to be the first in Europe. Late last year it shipped a 32-cavity (4 x 8) mold for large food containers to a Rubbermaid plant in Hungary. The parts have a wall thickness of only 0.7 mm (0.027 in.), so precise core centering is essential. The mold has integrated guide systems and a threaded spindle to open and close the four faces. Foboha also says it is unusual that this four-face stack mold comes with a valve-gate hot-runner system. The mold is running on a 1100-ton Husky machine.