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Blow mold maker adding laser cladding


October 24, 2014 10:26 am ET

Blow molds need to be strengthened at points that wear, and an official of Canadian blow mold maker Garrtech Inc. said laser cladding can replace standard beryllium copper inserts.

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New technology molds plastic with consumable liquid


July 31, 2014 9:40 am ET

A new blow molding and filling technology called LiquiForm has been announced that uses pressurized consumable liquid instead of compressed air to form plastic containers.

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Tooling Technology has new private equity owner


July 25, 2014 11:55 am ET

New York private equity firm GenNx360 Capital Partners has partnered with management to buy Tooling Technology Holdings LLC, a diversified Ohio-based maker of tooling, the fund announced July 23.

CNC-machined rotational molds growing, faster to produce


June 24, 2014 3:57 pm ET

Cast aluminum molds remain the most common type for rotational molding, but CNC-machined molds out of a block of aluminum are growing — and are faster to produce, according to industry officials at the SPE Rotational Molding Division's TopCon 2014.

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Plastic blow molded bottles per application


May 27, 2014 3:31 pm ET

Plastic blow molded bottles per application

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Uniloy, Big 3 announce partnership


May 23, 2014 2:24 pm ET

TECUMSEH, MICH. — A new partnership between Uniloy and mold supplier Big 3 Precision Products Inc. — to develop hot-runner and coinjection technology in the injection blow molding segment — shows how Uniloy’s parent company,...

International mold makers drill down for more work in Mexico


April 2, 2014 1:26 pm ET

International mold makers are stepping up their interest and activities in Mexico, largely encouraged by the rapid growth of the country's automotive industry.

Auto supplier Continental building 'technology center for blow molding'


April 1, 2014 3:26 pm ET

Continental AG's ContiTech unit announced April 1 that it is buying Inotec Innovative Technologie GmbH and Präzisionstechnik Geithain GmbH for an undisclosed amount.

New bulk container blow molder planning US plants


March 25, 2014 2:03 pm ET

Composite intermediate bulk container maker MaschioPack North America LLC expects to build its first American facility this year and has big plans to expand quickly throughout the United States.

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Harbour study shows large tooling shortage ahead


March 12, 2014 1:20 pm ET

Reshoring of manufacturing, and the robust North American automotive sector, have exposed a coming tooling shortage — at a time when new cars require more molds and dies, and more complex ones, than ever before.

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