Denes Hunkar, who died April 28 at age 67, was a driving force that pushed the plastics industry forward, into the era of process controls and computer-integrated manufacturing. One thing for sure, he was ahead of his time: Hunkar developed a closed-loop process control for injection molding in 1970!
He came to the United States after the Hungarian Revolution. Eventually, he ended up in Cincinnati and founded Hunkar Laboratories. Denes Hunkar was an American success story, an immigrant who made big contributions to plastics.