StackTeck’s TRIM proposal dramatically light weighted a thinwall container resulting in a weight reduction of more than 35% - a key accomplishment in our overall sustainability strategy. The costs to change the part were minimized by a plan to replace core components only in the existing production mold. Once converted, the mold continued to run with the original molding machine and IML automation. 90% of the surface area of the container was thinned out to unprecedented levels while maintaining top load strength, high quality IML decoration, original rim thickness and bale lug features for the pail handle.
Winner: Best Thinwall Packaging Award 2014
Darren Scholl, COO of KW Container, stated: “This single piece can replaces a 2-piece design which had many manufacturing steps. The new approach simplifies production to a single step of molding, cutting down several steps in the way we used to produce these cans. By molding it all in one piece, we are producing a better part with reduced costs in floor space, energy, and there is a carbon footprint reduction. Because the process of bonding two parts has been eliminated, the overall production yield has improved as well.”
The new moulds arrived at our facility last Friday, we trialed them yesterday and today and I’ve gotta say, I think my lead moulding technician is in love!! He is very impressed with the moulds and feels that they are much better than the local ones we have had made! I’ll send you some video of them running with IML ASAP.
This is our first experience with StackTeck moulds, and it has been very positive! I’d like to thank the StackTeck staff for all the help this year. The whole experience was easy and very professional… …and I’m sure the moulds will back this experience up. It’s a great thing to have an overseas mould supplier who can support the challenging projects we’re planning for the future.
A 2 x 8 stack mold running thinwall, 16-oz dairy containers at what was said to be an "unprecedented" cycle time of 3.3 sec. It ran on an Engel all-electric e-speed 650T press.
“Our molding technicians said, of the 3 new molds we received, we liked the StackTeck tool the best. It’s a first class 2x2 5 Liter Container stack mold.”
David Bacon, General Manager KW Containers commented: “We are using this technology to produce cans in sizes of 0.5 Liter, 1 Liter, and 1 Quart round cans. We are very pleased to have found a more sustainable option to produce our cans that use recycled PP material supplied by our sister company, KW Plastics. StackTeck has impressed us with the advanced cooling in these molds, which allows us to maintain a fast cycle time.”
Working with Stackteck has provided me with an assurance of working with a team of thorough professionals. StackTeck's engineering strength combined with excellent customer care are among the many characteristics that have helped me with various projects.
Mold standardization and the scalability feature have been a success with some of our mold programs. In Engineering StackTeck is willing to undertake Analysis over and beyond basic services offered.
StackTeck handles and supports every project(small or large) with the same level of enthusiasm.
My favorite part of dealing with StackTeck is that I have never been refused a project by StackTeck. StackTeck's capability and the willingness to take risks have always provided me with assurance that has, in turn, helped me confidently take on challenges at my end.
Stackteck provides a great product made by knowledgeable, experienced and caring people. The process of buying tooling is moved along rapidly from quotation to start of production. The online review of the tooling before manufacturing is always excellent.