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Husky strengthens PET tooling organization

In a Nov. 9 statement, Bolton, Ont.-based Husky has created a dedicated tooling team to focus investment on technology and increased global delivery capabilities.


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November 10, 2017 by Canadian Plastics

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has announced what it calls “significant investments” in its PET tooling business.

In a Nov. 9 statement, Bolton, Ont.-based Husky has created a dedicated tooling team to focus investment on technology and increased global delivery capabilities.

“As an OEM supplier, Husky has always taken responsibility for supporting our customers throughout the entire lifecycle of their equipment. The strategic changes we have implemented to our PET Tooling organization are helping to strengthen our global infrastructure and product offerings,” Thomas Bonhempi, Husky’s general manager of PET tooling, said in the statement. “We are dedicated to maximizing the value of our customers’ tooling and are developing increasingly flexible solutions around our equipment that enhance value for all production volumes and packaging applications.”

One recent example, the statement said, is Husky’s self-cleaning technology, which eliminates hundreds of hours of mold maintenance a year. “Originally developed for HyPET HPP5, self-cleaning technology is now available for all HyPET platforms,” Husky said.

Husky’s integrated mold alignment is another example of how the latest HyPET HPP5 technologies are being applied to legacy platforms. “Integrated mold alignment uses strategically placed sensors to provide closed-loop feedback from the molding cell to the system operator,” Husky said. “The feedback results in prolonged mold life, reduced regular maintenance intervals and lowered maintenance costs.”

To provide more responsive and agile support, Husky recently established a dedicated cross-functional global team of experts solely focused on serving customers’ PET tooling needs. “This will help support the industry’s growing trend towards increasingly regional applications with shorter lifecycles and lower volumes, requiring tooling solutions that are more cost effective, faster to market and have quicker changeover times,” Husky said. “This is complemented by prototyping laboratories located in Canada, Luxembourg and Shanghai, assisting customers in the development of new preform and closure designs.”