Steve Morris, President Milacron Systems explained, “We have perfected the plastic industry’s first and only co-injection retrofit offering; the Kortec Connect System from Milacron.” Morris added, “We’ve combined the 30 plus years of experience from our Kortec co-injection melt delivery technology and utilized the highly successful Mold-Masters E-Multi secondary injection unit to offer customers a cost-effective entry into the high growth co-injection molding market. Kortec Connect can be used on any qualified brand of injection molding machine, it’s totally machine agnostic, provided it has the required performance specifics to mold the parts. The Kortec Connect offering has been used successfully in molding coffee cups, caps, closures, personal care items, thinwall and medical parts and it can also be added to a PET monolayer system introducing the ability to mold barrier performs at a fraction of the cost while avoiding an investment in a dedicated PET co-injection press”.
Kortec Connect allows customers an opportunity to invest in co-injection at a lower capital cost and provides the added flexibility to move co-injection technology throughout their facility, eliminating the need for a dedicated co-injection work cell. Kortec Connect earns its name because it’s a truly “plug and play” conversion. All of the software algorithms and setup is contained in the Kortec Connect controller. A molder simply needs to mount the E-Multi unit in their press, add some simple communications with the machine and start molding.
Oliver Lindenberg Mold-Masters President, Americas added, “We have been connecting with numerous customers that have full fleets of standard injection molding machines, typically running monolayer applications. With market technology changes and plastic parts evolving, many of these same customers have expressed interest in entering the co-injection field and want to utilize their existing assets within their fleet. The Kortec Connect System provides them with the exact flexibility they need at a manageable cost”.