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    • Husky expands hot runner manufacturing in China

      New Shenzhen facility to offer FTO quick-delivery systems, reduced lead times

      For release 2005-11-30



      SHANGHAI — Husky Injection Molding Systems, one of the world's leading hot runner suppliers, has officially opened its new Shenzhen manufacturing facility, the company's second hot runner operation in China.

      Like Husky's existing Shanghai operation, which opened in late 2004, Shenzhen will produce quick-delivery Finish to Order (FTO) hot runner systems for local customers.

      "The new Shenzhen operation allows us to be closer to our growing customer base in the Pearl River Delta," Marcus Sutch, President of Husky Asia, said. "It also gives us the ability to further reduce lead times. This expansion is another positive step for Husky's growing hot runner and mold manufacturing operations in Asia."

      Husky's FTO hot runners are made specifically for the Asian market. They feature lead times of two weeks or less and give molders and mold makers a cost-effective solution for complete systems, without compromising performance or limiting flexibility.

      "Husky understands hot runner requirements in Asia are unique," says Dinesh Budapanahalli, Husky's General Manager for hot runners in Asia. "Customers want simplified ordering, short lead-times and low cost without compromising quality. FTO hot runners provide rapid delivery of fully configurable, made-in-China hot runner systems at a cost expected by the market."

      FTO hot runners match industry-standard mold base plate sizes and are available in 2- and 4-drop systems. Mold designers can select any nozzle pitch and length to fit gating- and cavity-spacing requirements within a defined range.

      Ordering an FTO hot runner system has been simplified. A one-page form requiring pitch, L-dimension, nozzle, plate size and resin information, along with any required logistical information, is all that is required. Configuring an FTO hot runner is just as easy, with nozzle size, gating style, manifold configuration and a compatible mold-frame size for plate selection the only requirements.

      Other key features of Husky's FTO hot runners:

      • Three gating options available: HT, TS and VG
      • Melt channels optimized for every system
      • Two nozzle sizes: Ultra 500 and Ultra 750
      • Variable nozzle lengths available within allowable range
      • Flexible nozzle spacing
      • Three-year leakproof guarantee (for complete hot runners)
      • Responsive local technical support

      About Husky — Husky Injection Molding Systems (www.husky.ca) is a leading global supplier of injection molding equipment and services to the plastics industry. The company has more than 40 service and sales offices, supporting customers in over 100 countries. Husky's manufacturing facilities are located in Canada, the United States, Luxembourg and China. 

      For more information, please contact:
      Media Relations
      Husky Injection Molding Systems
      E-mail: media@husky.ca

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