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Clare Goldsberry

October 14, 2016

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StackTeck tooling for ‘game-changing’ Klear Can IML system will run at K

StackTeck Systems Ltd. (Brampton, ON, Canada), a global manufacturer of multi-cavity, high-volume production molds for packaging, closures, personal care and medical products, said that it is proud to be part of the “game-changing” Klear Can project developed by Milacron (Cincinnati, OH).

The multi-layer co-injection technology from Milacron allows the production of polypropylene-based cans for food products, including a high-temperature retort process. The first Klear Can cold half prototype was made by StackTeck, and the first Klear Can production system is expected to hit the market in the first quarter of 2017.

Milacron’s Klear Can with in-mold labeling (IML) can be seen in Milacron’s booth, located in hall 15, stand C06, at K 2016. The system features StackTeck’s four-cavity tooling running in one of Milacron’s Ferromatik-series machines with IML automation from CBW, an inspection system from IMD, and labels from Verstraete IML.

Klear Can mold produced by StackTeck.

StackTeck has been at the forefront of designing and manufacturing molds and complete IML systems since the technology was introduced to the packaging world nearly two decades ago. These systems require vendors to form a partnership to achieve success.

“A large number of StackTeck high-cavitation molds run lids ‘free drop,’ like this show system, all over the world, and CBW’s descrambling and stacking system is the approach that most of our customers adopt to handle high-volume lid production,” said StackTeck’s Jordan Robertson, General Manager, Business Development and Marketing. “As these molding systems run faster and faster over time, it becomes even more important to ensure that a world class solution is being used for downstream automation.”

Randy Yakimishyn, President and CEO of StackTeck, commented: “Our experience in advanced part design and high-performance molding brings considerable advantages to large-scale applications like the Klear Can. As Milacron has commercialized this technology, we’ve been very pleased to play a role on their team, supplying the tooling with our IML expertise, including early runs on our IML pilot cell.”

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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