Milacron Holdings Corp. (NYSE: MCRN), a leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry has seen demand increase for its industry-leading Low Pressure Injection Moulding (LPIM) Structural Foam machines following a successful NPE 2018 in Orlando, FL. Milacron had a dedicated space in the NPE booth focusing on LPIM technologies and large part moulding. An eye-catching display showed a replica platen of the massive Cincinnati 6,750 ton machine sold to 20/20 Custom Moulded Plastics of Holiday City, OH.
Owing to 20/20’s successful long-standing relationship with Milacron, at the NPE 2018 trade show they entered into an agreement with Milacron to refurbish and upgrade two of their existing 400 ton LPIM machines to 500 ton LPIM machines, and one of their 500 ton LPIM machines to 750 ton LPIM machines. 20/20 is also having Milacron rebuild and upgrade five of their 750 ton LPIM machines. The machines will undergo a complete remanufacture and rebuild process at Milacron’s Batavia, OH manufacturing plant and be returned like new machines. In total, Milacron is currently rebuilding 8 LPIM machines as well as four HPIM machines as well. “Milacron’s commitment to the LPIM side of the industry, their quality, performance, and service is second to none and is the reason that we made this decision to have them rebuild and upgrade this equipment,” said Ron Ernsberger, President 20/20 Custom Moulded Plastics.
Ernsberger added, “Milacron worked closely with our entire team at 20/20 to identify the upgrades to the existing machines to be rebuilt that will put these machines above today’s current machine specifications and give us the widest capabilities for these size machines in the industry. Ernsberger continued, “We also had Milacron integrate some proprietary technologies into their machines that allow us to have the most versatile LPIM Structural Foam machine fleet in the custom moulding market. It’s a great partnership between the companies, as all equipment at 20/20 CMP is 100% Milacron.”
Milacron CEO Tom Goeke stated, “Stories like 20/20’s machine retrofits reinforce the fact that Milacron has an unrivaled aftermarket offering. Our aftermarket offerings aren’t only spare parts, we can literally take an older machine and transform it to like new condition. Milacron has set the standards, driven innovation and led the industry in Multi-Nozzle Low-Pressure Injection Molding Technologies for more than four decades. These machines can be used for Structural Foam, Structural Web, Gas Assist, Solid Molding, or combinations of these technologies depending on the application.” Goeke added, “The LPIM market is strong for our customers that require either new or rebuilt machines in both North America and Europe, and we have a number of solid inquiries both domestically and internationally including many from Latin America and India.”