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    • Husky demonstrates high productivity PET preform system at PlastIndia 2009

      For release 2009-02-04


      New Delhi, India -- Husky Injection Molding Systems today announced that at PlastIndia 2009 it is demonstrating innovative solutions to help customers be more competitive. Located in Hall 18 at booth M15, Husky is exhibiting a HyPET 120, 32-cavity preform system molding a mineral water bottle application. Husky's exhibit will show its latest innovations in hot runners, thinwall packaging and closures.

      "Husky recognizes that the market in India has great potential for future growth. We are committed to offering the technology, service and support to allow our customers in this market to be more competitive and profitable," said Gerardo Chiaia, President of Husky Asia Pacific. "Our goal is to build long-lasting relationships by addressing our customers' unique challenges and providing leaner, faster and more responsive solutions to help their businesses grow."

      HyPET 120 preform system -- improved cooling system increases uptime

      Offering increased uptime and flexibility, the HyPET 120, 32-cavity preform system is the result of ongoing refinements to the existing platform and is ideal for converters who are producing smaller volumes of preforms in the range of 50-100 million per year.

      Unlike most post-mold cooling systems that only affect the preform's outer surface, Husky's HyPET 120 features CoolPik, which cools the inner surface of the preform without using compressed air. The cooling system is mounted on the moving platen, allowing it to remain active for up to 85% of the overall cycle. As a result, the machine delivers faster cycles, increased output, reduced energy consumption, improved repeatability and rapid set-up.

      Interchangeable mold components provide increased flexibility because changes to preform geometry can be anticipated, resulting in reduced conversion costs and minimized change-over time.

      System details are as follows:

      Machine Husky HyPET120 P85/95 E85
      Mold Husky 32-cavity mold
      Part weight 21.8 g
      Resin Reliance
      Cycle time 12,660 parts/hr. @ 9.1 second cycle
      Auxiliaries Plastic Systems dehumidifier, Plastic Systems resin dryer, Plastic Systems product handling, Greenbox mold cooling, Greenbox system cooling

      Husky hot runners -- offering the broadest product line for a wide range of applications

      At PlastIndia 2009, Husky will be showcasing its latest hot runner technologies including: the high pressure Ultra 500 valve gate nozzle and electric synchronized valve stem actuated hot runner for consumer electronics, Ultra 350 valve gate nozzle for packaging, as well as its integrated line of Altanium temperature controllers. Husky is known for its fast delivery of high performance, high quality hot runners.

      Visitors to Husky's booth will also see:

      • Thinwall packaging and closure solutions
      • Manufacturing software and 24/7 service support to help customers achieve the lowest cost of operation in their injection molding facilities

      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:
      Alexandra Walsh
      Husky Injection Molding Systems
      905-951-5000, ext. 3653
      awalsh@husky.ca

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