Hoffer Plastics adds four injection molding machines


Custom injection molder Hoffer Plastics (Elgin, IL) has invested $1.6 million in four new injection molding machines and automation to accommodate new packaging business in the food, pharmaceutical, and health and beauty and segments from Procter & Gamble, Kraft, and Johnson & Johnson.

The machines, which include three 470-ton Demag Systec presses with Wittmann-Battenfeld robots and an extended daylight 600-ton KraussMaffei, give Hoffer a total of 97 machines ranging in clamp force from 35 to 650 tons. A company spokesperson told PlasticsToday that the machines, which were bought new with cash, were installed in December after a 21-week lead time....
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