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Foamed speaker is 50 percent lighter

The Pro-Audio speaker enclosure takes full advantage of rotomolding's design capabilities, including single piece construction, molded-in inserts for ease of assembly, and a front-to-rear kissoff for ...

January 1, 2001   Canadian Plastics



The Pro-Audio speaker enclosure takes full advantage of rotomolding’s design capabilities, including single piece construction, molded-in inserts for ease of assembly, and a front-to-rear kissoff for a unique horn design. The product, molded by New England Plastics for Wright Bros. Sound, won ARM’s Innovative State-of-the-Art award for 2000.

The enclosure is made of a linear low-density polyethylene with a foaming agent that produces a skin/foam composite wall for strength.

Bob McMillan, vice-president and general manager for New England Plastics, reports that the rotomolded product gives the manufacturer a 70 percent reduction in overall labor compared with non-rotomolded speakers. An additional advantage is a 50 percent reduction in weight compared with traditional wooden speaker enclosures.

New England Plastics Corp. 508-995-7334


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