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Injection molding: Multi-layered in-mold decorating

Serigraph has developed a multi-layer in-mold decorating technology, called Gemini, targeted at supplanting the spray painting process.Serigraph combines a proprietary adhesive, coating and forming te...

November 1, 2001   Canadian Plastics



Serigraph has developed a multi-layer in-mold decorating technology, called Gemini, targeted at supplanting the spray painting process.

Serigraph combines a proprietary adhesive, coating and forming technologies that provide an extremely robust product when used in conjunction with in-mold decorating processes. Logos, colors and other decorative or identification needs are screen or offset printed on a sheet of clear material, which is then laminated to another sheet or sheets. “You’re actually viewing the colors and the design through clear material. You can’t scratch it off — it’s almost bullet-proof,” explains Michael Terlizzi, senior vice-president of research and development.

The new Gemini multi-layer construction can already be seen decorating the housings of some personal digital assistants (PDAs).

Serigraph Inc. 800-279-6060

Injection molding: MuCell test machine in Detroit

Husky Injection Molding Systems has installed a MuCell-capable 825 ton (750 tonne) machine at its Detroit Technical Center in Novi, Michigan. The system demonstrates the MuCell microcellular process and helps injection molders determine whether the technology will suit their specific applications. The large tonnage-MuCell combination is expected to significantly lower part cost by speeding up cycles, reducing part weight, and increasing output.

Target applications include automotive parts and large molded parts such as pails and bins.

Husky Injection Molding Systems Inc. 248-735-6300, Ext. 6385


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