Mold-Masters, ABBA Systems partner for preform molds
Hot runner and nozzle supplier Mold-Masters has partnered with ABBA Systems to sell complete PET preform mold ...
September 21, 2009 by Canadian Plastics
Hot runner and nozzle supplier Mold-Masters has partnered with ABBA Systems to sell complete PET preform mold solutions under the brand name of iPET Systems.
The announcement was made at the Drinktec 2009 trade show in Germany.
“Using the resources, knowledge and manufacturing capacity of Mold-Masters and ABBA, iPET Systems offers new molds, conversions, retrofits, refurbishments, spare parts and service from 5 manufacturing locations and 40 sales and service offices globally,” the companies said in a joint statement.
According to Patrick Bennett, executive VP of Georgetown, Ont.-based Mold-Masters, the valve gate has been purpose-engineered for PET so that it generates less PET dust, reduces crystallinity in the gate and makes in-press service easy. Used together, the technologies create preform molds that run faster, use less energy, can color change quickly, run with lower acetaldehyde levels, produce higher uptimes and are easy to service, Bennett added.
ABBA Systems is based in Brantford, Ont.
“We have recently spoken with a number of molders and machine suppliers about iPET and they have been extremely positive about our approach,” Bennett continued. “The market is looking for another global supplier of PET moulds and we believe that iPET will fill this need and provide the industry with new levels of performance.”
For more information, visit www.iPETsystems.com