New Husky`s high speed system for manufacturing lightweight water closures

Husky Injection Molding Systems is introducing industry`s highest output system for finished water closures. This system offers better economics in combination with a unique safety feature that improves the tamper-evidence capability of the closure.

- Our new closure system will help customers create better quality parts that cost less to produce due to lightweighting and the output rates that are possible with our systems - said Gerardo Chiaia, President Husky Asia. This is just one of several exciting innovations that Husky will be demonstrating at Chinaplas 2008 (April 17-20, 2008, Shanghai New International Expo Centre).

The Hylectric 400 system that Husky will showcase at Chinaplas will produce in excess of 1900 closures per minute, making it the most productive closure system on the market today.

By combining Corvaglia`s patent pending Break Then Leak (BTL) technology and Husky`s lightweighting capabilities, the closures will have both superior tamper evidence protection and reduced part weight. The HDPE water closure that will be produced at Chinaplas weighs less than 1.8 grams.

The closure system represents Husky`s ongoing commitment to continual improvement and technology innovation. The system features new control algorithms to reduce cycle time and an enhanced screw connection to manage the higher plasticizing rates.

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