Toronto-based automotive molder ABC Technologies is getting some attention for its work in cooling technology for large blow molded parts.
ABC won a 2022 Automotive News PACEpilot Innovations to Watch award Sept. 19 during the annual PACE awards presented by our sister paper.
I've been around the AN folks long enough to know that they don't always fully appreciate the technical aspects of molding parts, so winning for a system that uses variable cooling for "significantly reducing the production cycle time of large molded articles with minimum capital investment and design changes to existing molding tools and equipment," as ABC phrases it, stands out.
The system will allow ABC to "markedly increase production output for large molded products within existing … facilities," the company said.
ABC, with injection molding, blow molding and extrusion, wasn't the only plastic supplier to make the Innovations to Watch list. Plastic Omnium's 4D imaging radar, which integrates a radar system into large exterior plastic body panels, also won recognition. The full list of PACE supplier winners is here.