Mold Hook Fasteners From Engineering Resins

Aplix, Inc., Charlotte, N.C., is cooperating with GE Advanced Materials, Pittsfield, Mass., to make available technology for injection molding hook fasteners from GE’s Noryl GTX (PPO/nylon), Cycoloy PC/ABS, Xylex PC/polyester, and Xenoy PC/PBT.

Aplix, Inc., Charlotte, N.C., is cooperating with GE Advanced Materials, Pittsfield, Mass., to make available technology for injection molding hook fasteners from GE’s Noryl GTX (PPO/nylon), Cycoloy PC/ABS, Xylex PC/polyester, and Xenoy PC/PBT. Patented Inter-mold technology, which uses a proprietary tooling insert to mold the tiny hooks, is available for license to injection molders from Aplix, formerly Velcro France, which bought the former Inter-Mold Co. of Naples, Fla. The tooling technology uses no moving parts to mold the hooks for Velcro-style hook-and-loop fasteners. The hooks can be molded into the surface of any plastic part. Hooks have been molded previously of PP, PE, PS, ABS, nylon, ABS/nylon, K-Resin (styrene-butadiene), TPU, and TPO. Aplix: (800) 438-0424 • www.inter-mold.com