StackTeck Systems Ltd., known for its innovations in mold technology to provide solutions to OEMs in the consumer and packaging markets, announced an important milestone reached in the production of In-Mold Closing (IMC) mold: StackTeck has designed and built molds totaling more than 1,000 IMC cavities. StackTeck currently has these IMC systems running in manufacturing plants around the world.
In the last two years, more than 90% of the flip-top molds have been ordered with IMC capability to take advantage of the technology's precision of the closing motion. The opportunity to close the living hinge on a cap/closure while the plastic is still hot provides a better quality part and an improved life of the hinge. The closing device capability has been enhanced to provide precise guidance for special flip-top applications with narrow hinges or unusual part shapes.