Nolato Contour adds 3 presses in Wisconsin

By Michael Lauzon
Correspondent

Published: June 25, 2014 12:11 pm ET
Updated: June 25, 2014 12:33 pm ET

Image By: Nolato Contour

Related to this story

Topics Medical, Injection Molding, Multishot

Nolato Contour is expanding its multi-shot injection molding capacity to meet growing demand in the medical market for multi-material devices.

New business spurred the $1.2 million expansion, said Mattias Persson, director of business development, in a phone interview.

“We have three new customer products,” Persson said from his firm’s Baldwin, Wis., operation.

Nolato Contour has purchased and is commissioning three new injection presses at Baldwin. A 110-ton Arburg two-shot machine will produce two-component silicone parts. Two 180-ton Engel E Victory rotary two-shot presses will inject thermoplastic and thermoplastic elastomer layers. The new lines are automated and boast small footprints making it easier to locate trays for molded parts next to the presses, Persson explained. Increased automation is in keeping with parent company Nolato Medical’s focus on the technology.

Nolato Contour has about 40 injection presses with clamping forces ranging from 40-400 tons. About a quarter of the presses are two-shot models to keep up with multi-material trends in medical products.  Baldwin boasts Class 10,000 and 100,000 clean room areas. It employs 185 in Baldwin.

Nolato Medical specializes in thermoplastics and silicone molding. It employs about 1,000 at operations in Sweden, United States, China, Great Britain and Hungary.

Nolato Contour, created when Nolato AB of Torekov, Sweden, bought Contour Plastics Inc. in 2010, introduced liquid silicone molding in 2011 after technology transfer from the Swedish parent.


Comments

Nolato Contour adds 3 presses in Wisconsin

By Michael Lauzon
Correspondent

Published: June 25, 2014 12:11 pm ET
Updated: June 25, 2014 12:33 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Report: Suspected former Nazi with plastic connection collecting Social Security

October 20, 2014 3:52 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — A one-time plastics executive in Akron is among dozens of suspected former Nazis who have been collecting U.S. Social Security...    More

Molder expands in France with new clean room

October 20, 2014 1:30 pm ET

Global Closure Systems (GCS), a global injection molding producer, showed off its new ISO 7 clean room at its Astra Plastique factory in France...    More

Molder goes to auction block

October 17, 2014 12:17 pm ET

An Illinois custom injection molding operation will be auctioned off after its owner decided to close the business.    More

Image

Plastikon expanding in Kentucky

October 17, 2014 11:24 am ET

Automotive supplier Plastikon Industries Inc. plans to more than double the size of its production facility in Leitchfield, Ky.    More

Image

Taiwan's machinery makers look to speed development of all-electrics

October 15, 2014 11:25 am ET

Taiwan's large plastics machinery industry faces a challenge — less than 10 percent of its equipment uses the more eco-friendly all-electric tec...    More

Market Reports

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 million dollar plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events