Milacron Inc. has begun retrofitting existing Milacron injection presses with the MuCell microcellular technology, said MuCell´s developer, Trexel Inc.
Trexel, of Woburn, Mass., said that Morton Custom Plastics Inc. of Harrisburg, N.C., has hired Milacron to retrofit up to 40 of its injection presses with MuCell during the next two years. The first retrofit, a 1993 Milacron press, was completed in late 2000 and returned to Morton´s factory in Lebanon, Ky., where it runs tests for customers.
Trexel said microcellular molding cuts cycle time and cuts part costs.
Morton President Paul Schmitz said the company thinks demand for the MuCell-made parts could develop rapidly in Morton´s markets of appliance, aerospace, lawn-care equipment, electronics and off-road vehicles.
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