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Husky world tour makes a stop at home

Husky Injection Molding Systems recently hosted its North American Caps and Closures Conference at its global headquarters in Bolton, ON, Canada. More than 85 business leaders attended this two-day event (held on June 11 and 12) that showcased Husky's range of offerings for beverage and specialty closure manufacturing.John Galt, Husky's president and CEO, said in a news release that the company is committed to growing its closures business.

PlasticsToday Staff

June 28, 2013

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Husky world tour makes a stop at home

Husky Injection Molding Systems recently hosted its North American Caps and Closures Conference at its global headquarters in Bolton, ON, Canada. More than 85 business leaders attended this two-day event (held on June 11 and 12) that showcased Husky's range of offerings for beverage and specialty closure manufacturing.

John Galt, Husky's president and CEO, said in a news release that the company is committed to growing its closures business.

"To support this, we are also partnering with other industry leaders, suppliers and customers to develop solutions that drive waste and variability out of the plastic closure supply chain," he said. "We are optimistic that plastic closure performance will continue to evolve and that future manufacturing solutions will open up new markets for growth."

The event included networking opportunities, product demonstrations, as well as presentations from Husky and others in the industry. Keynote speaker Bill Hall, executive VP of Manufacturing from Niagara Bottling, delivered a presentation on managing rapid growth in beverage manufacturing. Also presenting was William R. Carteaux, president and CEO of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, who spoke about why it's a good time to be in the plastics industry.

Presentations by Husky covered the topics of improving specialty closure quality with hot runner technology, specialty closure mold technologies for complex applications, beverage packaging industry trends and the role of equipment in the reduction of variability.

Husky said that a highlight of the two-day event was a tour of its mold and machine manufacturing facilities. Attendees also toured Husky's testing and validation operations, where they learned how new technology developments undergo stringent accelerated testing and long-term equipment validation. Husky specialists also demonstrated the company's refurbishment capabilities, enabling customers with an aging asset base to bring their operations up to the latest generation performance and production standards.

Husky said in the release that as a provider of complete closure production systems, the company is able to provide machine, mold, hot runner, temperature controller, and process and productivity software. Husky is continuing to leverage its global engineering and manufacturing capabilities to provide complete system solutions for beverage and specialty closure manufacturing. Examples of this collaboration were on display over the course of Husky's two-day conference.

A feature of the event was the North American debut of Husky's revolutionary HyCAPTM High Performance Package (HPP) system for high output beverage closure manufacturing, originally introduced at Chinaplas 2012. The HyCAPTM HPP 300 system produced a 1.2g, 29/25-mm lightweight water closure running a 1.9-second cycle time on a 72-cavity mold, with complete downstream IMD vision inspection system. Husky also demonstrated a Hylectric 300 specialty closure system producing a 3.5g sport cap running a 12.5-second cycle time on a 24-cavity mold. The system used in-mold closing technology with downstream part handling from MMC Packaging and with resin supplied by Nova Chemicals.

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