Long Beach, Calif. — Gene Altonen, Imflux Inc. chief technology officer, said parent firm Procter & Gamble Co. “has placed a huge bet” on Imflux's potentially disruptive low-constant plastic-pressure-molding technology.
Cincinnati-based “P&G is strongly encouraged,” Altonen said during Molding 2018 in Long Beach, and is providing “more funding and more investment” to extend the technology to partners throughout all aspects of the plastics industry.
The Imflux technology is in use globally on hundreds of injection molding machines, Altonen reported.
Imflux of Hamilton, Ohio, began internal operations quietly in 2013, worked initially with a few customers and, starting in October, went public with a major marketing push to recruit more users.
Imflux uses constant, low pressure to fill the mold, using software and sensors inside the nozzle and the mold to control the process. As a result, molders see improved production on smaller presses, using less resin.
“Our partners are the true experts in their business areas,” Altonen said. “We can help.”