Husky Highlights PET Preform & Hot-Runner Technologies
HyPET 225 system for injection molding PET preforms and its multi-layer co-injection technology featured.
Husky Injection Molding Systems is devoting its 12,000-ft2 booth to a range of technologies for beverage, food, closure, medical, automotive, home-care, personal-care, and beauty-care markets. A particular focus is its HyPET 225 system for injection molding PET preforms and its multi-layer co-injection technology that made a big splash at NPE2015.
Husky is also showing PET bottles made from its preforms with “never-before-seen colors, shapes and functionality,” the company claims. And Husky experts will be speaking throughout NPE week at the Bottle Zone Technical Forum.
Another focus of the booth is Husky’s tooling technologies, such as its valve-gate hot-runner systems for a wide variety of applications.
Hard/soft overmolding has become a fundamental technique for injection molders in recent years, and a growing number of molders are extending that technology thermoset/thermoplastic combinations.
Hot buttons at the show will be multi-component molding, in-mold labeling/decorating (IML/IMD), in-mold assembly, medical molding, liquid silicone rubber (LSR), micro-molding, and high-speed packaging.
Multi-shot and coinjection molding techniques are staking out new territory. Mach ines are getting larger and are combining more materials or colors in more sophisticated and imaginative ways.