Has co-injection molding come of age?


Batavia, OH—Plastics processing equipment maker Milacron and Bemis Manufacturing Company, one of the largest U.S. injection molding firms, have a long history of joint innovation when it comes to co-injection technology, and the firms added another chapter this week.

Their latest collaboration has resulted in the industry's largest Servo Hybrid co-injection machine-the 1500-ton Maxima Servo, which ran at Milacron's recent open house, April 24-25.

According to Milacron and Bemis, the companies created what they call the industry's most versatile multi-component Servo machine, with seven unique process capabilities. "After seeing our Maxima Servo platform at NPE 2012, Bemis recognized the value of combining co-injection and servo technology," said Jim Moore, VP Automotive Business at Milacron. "Bemis's deep-rooted commitment to zero waste and energy conservation aligns perfectly with the Maxima's efficient servo motor technology, which uses less than half the energy of a comparable 1500-ton hydraulic press."...
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