Brampton, Ontario, Canada: StackTeck Systems has been responding to demands for increased volumes for medical applications, in one case delivering a stack mold solution in just 3½ weeks for Novolex. StackTeck leveraged all the advantages of hot runner and stack mold frame technology used to achieve high levels of productivity. In response to this urgent demand for medical parts needed in record time, StackTeck delivered a production stack mold with a full hot runner for a face shield headband producing samples within 3½ weeks of the project start.
Vince Travaglini, StackTeck’s CEO stated: “We were challenged by Novolex, to build a class 1 high performance stack mold in just 4 weeks to meet the demand to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. This project included complete mold design, manufactured molding surface components, assembly, and mold qualification. We were able to produce samples molded with customer resin and colorant to final product specification – and we were proud to deliver even faster than requested.”
“StackTeck truly delivered for us in the incredibly short timeframe we required to make the injection molds needed to produce face shields for healthcare and other frontline workers,” said Ken Meyers, Vice President of Operations for WNA, a Novolex company. “We’ve worked with and depended on StackTeck technology for many years and our trust in their know-how was renewed yet again on this emergency project.”
Caption 1: Headband used for face shields.
Lou DiMaulo, Sr. Vice President of Manufacturing stated, “We looked at this challenge, and decided to push everything to the limit and get it done. We have a really dedicated team here, and I knew that nobody would back away from getting this done as fast as it could be. Everybody had to get creative and work together to make it happen. In the end, it was very satisfying for the whole team to see the results, and to know we delivered early to a customer who is providing such essential PPE for the people on the front lines.”
Caption 3: Many of the team members who made it happen.
Video of 2×2 headband mold: https://stackteck.com/about/videos/2×2-headband-mold-for-face-shields/
|About StackTeck Systems Limited|
StackTeck, with over five decades of mold building innovation, is a leading source of high productivity tooling solutions for the injection molding industry. StackTeck supplies a wide range of injection molds and IML automation used to produce plastic parts in applications such as caps, closures, medical, PET preforms, and thinwall packaging; as well as complete system integrations including IML. StackTeck has dedicated R&D, testing and part sampling facilities, in addition to plastic part design, prototyping, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities. StackTeck Systems Ltd. is located 8 km north of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.
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Novolex develops and manufactures diverse packaging and food service products that touch nearly every aspect of daily life for multiple industries ranging from grocery, food packaging, restaurant and retail to medical applications and building supplies. The Novolex family of brands provides customers with innovative paper and plastic solutions for their business needs today while investing in research and development to engineer more sustainable choices for the future. With more than 10,000 employee families, Novolex operates 61 manufacturing plants in North America and Europe, including two world-class plastic film recycling facilities. To learn more about Novolex, visit www.Novolex.com.