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Husky nabs innovation award for valve gate technology


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January 1, 2016 by Canadian Plastics

Bolton, Ont.-based Husky Injection Molding Systems has won the Ringier 2015 Technology Innovation Award for the development of its Ultra Helix valve-gate technology and its contribution to production efficiency and cost effectiveness.

The award was presented to Husky representatives on October 28th, 2015 in Shanghai, China.

The Ringier Technology Innovation Awards were presented by Ringier Trade Media Ltd.’s International Packaging News for China. The awards were launched in 2006 as a tribute to companies in key industries, such as food and beverage, packaging, plastics and metalworking. Nominees are evaluated by a panel of 10 judges against several criteria, including impact on the marketplace, inventiveness, financial results and the degree to which the innovation solves a customer need.

“We are pleased that the Ultra Helix has been chosen to receive one of the industry’s most prestigious awards,” said Stefano Mirti, Husky’s president of hot runners and controllers. “China is an important and exciting market for Husky, and Ultra Helix demonstrates our commitment to developing innovative products that help to improve productivity and drive sustainability for customers not only in China, but all over the world.”

According to Husky, the design of Ultra Helix offers valve stem-to-gate-orifice concentricity, virtually eliminating mechanical wear on these components; a consistent thermal profile for improved balance performance and wide processing windows; and simplified machining for mold integration to reduce costs and shorten validation times.


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