Nypro Inc. is entering a global alliance with Inter-Mold Corp of Naples, Fla., that will allow Nypro to use a patented process of attaching hook fasteners to plastic products.
The Inter-Mold process allows one-step injection molding of hook fasteners directly into plastic parts. It gives the fastener a designed-in look and eliminates the material and labor costs of attaching the hook, according to Inter-Mold.
The IMH process can be used with a range of thermoplastics, including polypropylene, polyethylene, nylon, acetal, ABS and thermoplastic urethanes.
Nypro is based in Clinton. Inter-Mold licenses the technology to designers and injection molders.