For KraussMaffei and BASF, strong coordination and communication are the keys to project success.
Injection molding labs play an important role in a product’s development process and release, allowing organizations to create a small volume of product units for testing without making an expensive commitment to produce large quantities. In order to function their best, these labs need powerful modern injection molding machines and an efficient layout. They must also be as safe and environmentally friendly as possible.
Faced with an aging molding lab in Wyandotte, Michigan, BASF undertook an extensive redesign project that entailed the removal of outdated equipment and potential workplace hazards, installation of new injection molding machines and a revised layout. BASF’s injection molding lab in Budd Lake, New Jersey, also provides release testing for the Wyandotte Engineering Plastics Compounding (EPC) plant.
Originally proposed in the summer of 2018, the project was completed in December of 2020 with almost no delays and zero safety mishaps — an accomplishment in ordinary times, let alone during a global pandemic.
The secret? Continuous cooperation and communication, plus a bit of ingenuity.