Husky Injection Molding Systems, a leading industrial technology provider to the plastics processing community, successfully kicked off its participation at Fakuma 2018 with two separate booths in Hall A6.


Husky Injection Molding Systems, a leading industrial technology provider to the plastics processing community, successfully kicked off its participation at Fakuma 2018 with two separate booths in Hall A6. Highlighting its range of innovative solutions for a variety of markets, Husky’s exhibition features a space dedicated to its Hot Runners and Controllers technology (Booth 6222), as well as a booth focused on its Packaging and Medical molding solutions (Booth 6401-1).

At Booth 6222 Husky’s Hot Runners and Controllers business is showcasing its Ultra Helix™ valve gates, with over 4000 nozzles installed. Husky offers the Ultra Helix™ valve gate to provide molders with unprecedented quality and reliability by providing the best gate quality and the longest gate life of any valve gate in the industry. At the show, Husky is demonstrating several new products, including its Altanium® Valve Gate Sequencer, an easy-to-use single unit that combines temperature and valve gate control, ideal for filling large, multi-gated parts. As well, the booth is displaying Husky’s new Altanium Matrix5™, Altanium Delta5™ and Altanium Neo5™ mold controllers. The company is also showcasing its new Ultra SideGate™ Inline, providing 18 mm gate spacing for small parts and ideal for compact molds

“We aim to reduce our customer’s time-to-market by providing analysis, solutions and products that reduce our customer’s risks at start-up. Our Ultra Helix™ valve gates allow us to more consistently reach and exceed our customers’ expectations in gate quality, right from start-up,” said Stefano Mirti, Husky’s President of Hot Runners and Controllers and Medical. “We are excited to showcase our newest technology at the show, and to explore with our customers how we can help them in reducing their time-to-market while providing the most robust products that will reduce their cost of ownership in the long-term.”

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At Booth 6401-1, Husky is displaying a variety of injection molding solutions for the medical and packaging markets. As the world’s most trusted partner for consumer packaging solutions, Husky is highlighting its range of tooling and system capabilities for the manufacture of packaging, including closures and thinwall packaging, as well as its Multi-Layer Technology for packaging applications.

“We have had great success with expanding our Multi-Layer Technology beyond PET applications into thinwall packaging,” said Robert Domodossola, Husky’s President of Rigid Packaging. “With the organization of our new Rigid Packaging business unit, we are able to leverage our years of expertise across a variety of markets, and focus on building our success in these areas. We are continuing to develop innovative, integrated manufacturing solutions that support our customers’ needs and growth initiatives, and our revolutionary Multi-Layer Technology is just one example of this kind of industry-leading innovation.”

Husky’s Multi-Layer Technology is an integrated solution for packaging applications that offers more flexible material properties for enhanced package design and performance, allowing customers to consider more attractive packaging options over alternative materials, such as metal cans, cartons, glass and high-density polyethylene (HDPE). With the highest ever system capability, Multi-Layer Technology can produce packages with a wide range of barrier content, while delivering up to 50% savings on barrier material costs for some applications. Multi-Layer Technology for packaging combines the benefits of Husky’s high-performing HyperSync™ system technology with an advanced melt delivery system and sophisticated controls to deliver all-new capability. This capability ensures the precise distribution of barrier material and enables design freedom across a wide range of applications.

The HyperSync™ system and machine platform, first debuted at K2016, is available as an integrated system solution for closures and thinwall packaging or as a standalone machine platform; offering impressive speed and performance that increases productivity, improves part quality, and optimizes energy efficiency. Husky also offers the Hylectric 4.0 as a machine platform, providing increased connectivity, greater control and energy management, and an improved operator experience over previous generations of the machine.

Under the Schöttli brand name, Husky manufactures precision, highly-engineered tooling for the production of plastic medical applications. On display at Fakuma is a variety of target medical parts that Schöttli manufactures molds for, showcasing the company’s ability to mitigate risk in the manufacturing process.