Welcoming the Addition of New Technology & Process Capability
Currier Plastics adds a new process to their existing capabilities of Design, Extrusion Blow Molding and Injection Molding by adding two new Aoki Direct Heatcon ISBM (Injection Stretch Blow Molding) Machines to their plant floor. “Having the ability to now offer this technology to our customers has been on our wish list for quite some time. With the demand for high quality, low cost, economically and environmentally friendly plastic products, we simply had to answer the call to action,” says Steve Valentino, Blow Molding Manager at Currier Plastics. Aoki is the only manufacturer that offers a one step, 3 station molding process. The preforms are first injection molded. The second step is the stretch blow molding to create the shape of the part without the need for conditioning in between stages. The third step is the finished product. This new molding process addresses market sustainability concerns and can also use 100% recycled PET material. Using the preforms allows Currier to offer a variety of shapes and sizes with common neck finishes. By making this $1.1 million dollar investment in new technology, Currier Plastics can offer a variety of solutions that plastics customers are demanding so they can remain competitive in this economic climate.
Currier Plastics is located in central New York and is the 2009 Winner of the AME (Association of Manufacturing Excellence) Mid-Atlantic Region Award.