Canadian Plastics

Gammaflux bought by Barnes Group

The acquisition is designed to further Barnes Group’s footprint in the injection molding technology market.

March 6, 2017   Canadian Plastics

Aerospace manufacturer Barnes Group Inc. is purchasing hot runner temperature and sequential valve gate control systems maker Gammaflux L.P. for an undisclosed amount.

Sterling, Va.-based Gammaflux has offices in Illinois and Germany, also serves the blow molding, extrusion, and thermoforming sectors. It will become part of Barnes Group’s Molding Solutions unit, which includes hot runner maker Synventive, Otto Männer, Thermoplay, Priamus, and Foboha.

“We look forward to adding Gammaflux control systems to our Molding Solutions business,” said Scott A. Mayo, senior vice president of Barnes Group, which is based in Bristol, Conn. “Gammaflux adds technologically advanced, hot runner temperature control systems to our existing product portfolio, which enable molders to achieve precise temperature control of the injection molding process within the mold. This will ensure high quality parts in the most critical molding applications. These capabilities, when combined with Barnes Group’s leading hot runner, complex mold, and sensor technologies, create an unsurpassed offering to our customers in the plastic injection molding industry.”

The transaction is anticipated to close in the second quarter of 2017.


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