Husky, a leading industrial technology provider to the plastics processing community, today announced that it will demonstrate its industry-leading innovations for a variety of markets at NPE2018 (May 7-11, Orlando, Florida) at Booth W1303. In its 12,000 square foot exhibit space, the company will explain how customers of any size and from any industry can increase their competitiveness by leveraging Husky’s diverse range of integrated manufacturing solutions. These solutions deliver greater flexibility, efficiency and reliability with better speed to market. The company will also be showcasing a wide range of innovative applications and concept packaging developed in partnership with customers and industry partners.
“Over the last several years, we have invested significantly to further advance our already state-of-the-art equipment. These investments have led to exciting developments in our Multi-Layer Technology, our Hot Runner Valve Gate Technology and in how we deliver complete tools, components, replacement parts and value added services to our customers. We will always invest in research and development and in building valuable partnerships to be the innovation leader. It’s simply how we define ourselves,” said John Galt, Husky’s President and CEO.
Husky has been at the forefront of the injection molding equipment industry for more than 65 years, remaining a leader by proactively building an unmatched understanding of shifting consumer trends, their impact on global markets and interpreting this to deliver novel and relevant innovations to customers. Now the company is looking beyond just offering more efficient processing equipment and toward the total end-to-end lifecycle of injection molding equipment and plastic molded parts. Today and in the future, plastic packaging and molded parts will require more flexible and adaptive manufacturing solutions, as well as new business models, that support growth of both brands and plastics processors alike.
Breakthrough Multi-Layer Technology
Originally introduced at NPE in 2015, Husky’s Multi-Layer Technology offers enhanced package performance, security and design, while using less material, to deliver a lower total part cost and a lower total cost of ownership. Momentum for Husky’s Multi-Layer Technology continues, with now more than 30 systems sold around the world for a breadth of applications, including carbonated soft drinks, juice, sparkling water, beer, tea, dairy, food and personal care. The company has seen increased demand from customers looking to explore new and exciting applications, capitalizing on the design freedom that Husky technology provides.
“As an industry leader we are able to support our customers’ ability to design and deliver packaging that responds to the demands of a rapidly changing society. This includes the need for flexible solutions that are more sustainable,” said Dave Morton, Husky’s Vice President of Multi-Layer Technology. “Our Multi-Layer Technology, paired with new recyclable barrier materials, delivers on this need by providing a functional package that protects the product more efficiently from both a material and total cost perspective.”
Husky’s Multi-Layer Experience Center at NPE2018 will highlight the technology’s capability for various application requirements, including barriers for light, oxygen and carbon dioxide, as well as bottles with exciting new design and functional treatments that dramatically enhance shelf-appeal.
Application flexibility with HyPET® 225 system and PET Tooling solutions
Husky will be running its fully integrated HyPET® 225 preform manufacturing system, which offers customers combined flexibility and productivity ideally suited to their manufacturing needs. The system will be producing an 11 gram preform using a 48-cavity mold and running an 8.2 second cycle time. The company is also highlighting its PET Tooling technologies and services, which help customers reduce manufacturing risk while maintaining the highest levels of performance.
The Bottle Zone Technical Forum, new this year at NPE2018, will feature presentations from Husky subject matter experts throughout the duration of the show.
Additionally, Husky will be discussing the extensive range of services and OEM spare parts it offers, designed to optimize the production process while extending the life of manufacturing equipment and reducing total part costs.
Solutions to serve all markets
A significant highlight of the Husky experience at NPE2018 will be its award-winning Valve Gate Hot Runner innovations, providing incredible gate quality over millions of cycles with reduced cost of ownership.
Husky is one of the largest injection molding tool manufacturers in the world providing tooling for a variety of markets, including medical, food, beverage, home care, personal and beauty care. Part of the exhibit will showcase the company’s integrated manufacturing capabilities for the medical market, which include Husky machines and Schöttli medical molds.