Brampton, Ontario, Canada: StackTeck Systems Ltd., a global manufacturer of multi-cavity, high-volume production molds for thinwall packaging, closures, personal care and medical products, will display a new “bottom only” TRIM design at the NPE show in Orlando.
Thinwall parts will be molded using StackTeck’s proprietary TRIM technology with ultra-thin panels covering a large proportion of the bottom panel of this round 16 oz. container. Pushed to the limit, TRIM technology has been demonstrated to lightweight conventional thinwall designs by 30-40% of part weight, however container strength is adversely affected. Using this new bottom panel TRIM, the sidewall and bottom corner wall thicknesses are not affected, and hence 5% light weighting can be achieved without affecting top load and some other key performance criteria.
This high volume system will be running at the Krauss Maffei / Netstal booth W-403 in a 750T ELIOS 7500 machine featuring a high speed CBW robot for part removal.
TRIM technology can be used to lightweight thinwall injection molded parts to match conventional thermoformed part weights, while maintaining traditional features of injection molded parts, such as bale lugs, tamper evident break tabs, and other tamper evident features.
StackTeck not only designs and builds the molds, but has extensive capabilities such as in-house mold qualification, process validation and full system integration (robotics and automation), with the ability to perform system evaluations in house using state-of-the-art injection molding machines. The company also offers in-house training of its customers in the set-up, operation and maintenance of these high-tech molding systems.