Canadian Plastics

In-mold paint process introduced

Ube Machinery Inc.'s Imprest process applies paint to a thermoplastic surface as part of the mold cycle, resulting in a molded part with a Class "A" paint surface. The company has worked with supplier...

August 1, 2003   Canadian Plastics



Ube Machinery Inc.’s Imprest process applies paint to a thermoplastic surface as part of the mold cycle, resulting in a molded part with a Class “A” paint surface. The company has worked with suppliers to develop a specially formulated thermoset plastic paint that will withstand the molding process. After the part is molded, the tool is opened, paint is injected and the tool is closed again. Painting adds about 25 seconds to the total molding cycle time. The process will be used on a part going into a production vehicle in Japan by the end of this year. The Imprest process will become available on Ube electric injection molding machines in 2005.

Ube Machinery Inc. 888-UBE-MACH


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