Structural Foam Molding
In 2005, Port Erie added structural foam injection molding capacity. We converted a 10,000-square-foot warehouse area into manufacturing space. We poured a thicker concrete floor to accommodate the massive size of structural foam machines and we added a two-trolley crane system with 15- and 10-ton cranes to handle the molds.
Our 500-ton Uniloy Milacron machine has a platen size of 98”x89” and tie bar spacing of 58.5” x 67.5”. This machine can output 1,800 pounds of material an hour with a shot size of up to 150 pounds.
Initially, we have just one structural foam machine but we have installed infrastructure to grow. We have a multi-year contract with a customer that ensures we will be in this business for the long haul.
Structural foam molding is intended to produce very large, thick plastic parts. Foaming agents and nitrogen reduce part weight and add a cellular structure that improves the part’s rigidity.
To speak with a structural foam injection molding specialist call (814) 899-7602.
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