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Milacron expands co-injection product suite

Milacron, an industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry announced that it has expanded its co-injection offering.

 The standard Milacron Co-injection System offered today under the Kortec® Complete product name utilizes the industry’s most advanced co-injection technology, and consists of a co-injection injection molding machine, a Kortec® hot runner and on-demand co-injection engineering support for advanced integration and run off services guaranteeing successful application and part design.

Milacron offers turnkey systems under the Kortec® Complete product name. By working alongside our customers and internally developing a solution for customers with existing injection molding machines, Milacron is pleased to announce Kortec® Connect, the next product in our proprietary co-injection product suite.

Kortec® Connect incorporates a molders existing injection molding machine using Mold-Masters innovative and proven E-Multi secondary injection unit in combination with a Kortec® co-injection hot runner. Milacron has over 30 years of co-injection experience and over 100 systems in the field, 7,000 drops across a variety of market landscapes producing 12 billion parts in 18 countries. 

No other co-injection technology offering has the same experience.

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.”

The Kortec® Connect system offers customers the same patented, proprietary Kortec® co-injection hot runner designs and combines it with Mold-Masters proprietary E-Multi secondary injection unit, allowing molders a cost-effective entry into co-injection molding.

Milacron’s highly specialized co-injection engineers work hand in hand with customers to customize the Kortec® Connect solution for their specific application. Our dedicated team of engineers collaborates with customers on their existing equipment via comprehensive system audits to optimize machine functionality. Once completed, our team of engineers personally ensures that the system is up and running with their new co-injection capabilities.

Milacron will continue to offer the complete turnkey solutions under the Kortec® Complete brand for customers looking to purchase the industry’s best complete co-injection system and generate the highest possible overall performance and output.

Kortec® Complete offers customers the simplicity of a complete co-injection cell with a customized premium F-Series injection molding machine with 2 shot capabilities built right into the machine and the Kortec® hot runner melt delivery technology.

 With more complete co-injection systems in the field than all other competitors combined, Milacron is able to provide the industries’ best engineering, system and service support.

As the industry leader in co-injection technology with over 30 years experience, Milacron knows what it takes to keep a co-injection system running at peak performance. Milacron offers a comprehensive service, support and dedicated spare parts program for all nozzle applications and key co-injection components ensuring prompt response and fulfillment when required. World-class post-sales service and support is a cornerstone of Milacron.

Milacron is the world’s largest supplier of co-injection systems to the plastics and packaging industries. Milacron’s multi-layer packaging technology is backed by over 30 years of experience and has dedicated engineering, service and project management teams to deliver and continually advance the technology.

Existing Milacron Kortec® Co-injection systems have been successfully used on a number of products such as single-serve coffee pods/capsules, thinwall packaging, PET performs, medical vials and bottles and of course our very own Milacron Klear Can.