Custom injection molder PRD Inc. (Springville, IN) has recently installed 13 new injection molding machines with three more set to arrive in August. PRD President John A. Passanisi told PlasticsToday the additional molding capacity is being installed in response to growth in automotive, industrial, and LED lighting as well new customer requirements. The three presses to be installed later this summer will replace older machines as the company updates technology.
PRD offers straight injection and insert molding, with Toshiba, Mitsubishi, Nissei and Engel machines ranging in size from 20 to 390 tons. Passanisi said the newest additions will "primarily" be Toshiba and Nissei models, still in the 20 to 390-ton range. The company's most recent machine additions came in 2012, and it currently has 55 presses in total.