PAWLING, N.Y. — Lumelite Plastics Corp. and Wepco Plastics Inc. have created a technology partnership to offer a range of injection molding services. Pawling-based Lumelite specializes in high-volume custom injection molding, secondary operations and assembly. It runs 45 presses with clamping forces of 28-400 tons and employs about 100 in its 70,000-square-foot plant.
Wepco of Middlefield, Conn., does design engineering, rapid tooling and short-run development, and develops molding technology, especially for multicomponent development. It operates nine injection presses with clamping forces of 28-250 tons and employs about 40.
Lumelite director of new business development Brian Jarvis said the two firms have worked together in the past, but the partnership will allow them to interact closely and share resources to cut lead times from design to production.
The companies predict their gross sales will exceed $12 million this year. Markets they target include medical, personal care, cosmetic and automotive. Both are privately held. Lumelite dates back to 1945, while Wepco was established in 1985.