Mold-Masters and Abba team up to make iPET preform molds
Hot runner maker Mold–Masters Ltd. and Abba Systems Ltd., a precision machining company, have joined forces to sell PET preform molds The two companies will sell preform molds under the brand name of iPET Systems, available in 2 to 192 cavity molds. Mold-Masters and Abba Systems announced the iPET Systems in Munich, where Drinktec is running Sept. 14-19. Mold-Masters and Abba Systems offer new molds, conversions, retrofits, refurbishment, spare parts and service from five manufacturing locations and 40 sales and services offices around the world. According to the companies, the preform molds and hot runners are interchangeable with existing PET mold platforms, and they fit in all brands of injection molding presses. The proprietary iFlow hot runner manifold has less pressure drop, more uniform filling and generates less preferential shear that conventional, gun-drilled manifolds, officials said. Patrick Bennett, executive vice president Mold-Masters, said the partner companies have received “extremely positive” feedback from molders and machinery suppliers.