French injection press maker Billion SA will show high-speed, two-component housewares molding at K 2007, working with British housewares maker Thumbs Up (Bury) Ltd.
Thumbs Up, of Bury, England, bought seven Billion presses, in clamping forces from 50-100 metric tons, at the beginning of this year, as part of an investment strategy.
The housewares molder already was running two-shot parts - smaller-sized food containers - on a smaller twin-shot Billion press, but the 600-tonne machine running at K is its first, larger-tonnage press to mold a storage box. Cycle times will be about 20 seconds.
Billion is based in Oyonnax.