Injection Molder Expands Operations

November 23, 2009

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Injection Molder Expands Operations



A view of the production floor at Venture Plastics' 45,000-sq-ft facility in Newton Falls (OH).

Venture Plastics Inc. (Newton Falls, OH) has invested approximately $600,000 in new injection molding machines for its two processing facilities in Newton Falls and El Paso, TX. A supplier of molded parts and components to the medical device manufacturing industry, Venture offers a range of services, including injection molding and structural foam molding, overmolding, insert molding, and gas-assist molding. Value-added services include a variety of assembly, painting, decorating, and packaging processes.At its 45,000 sq-ft facility in Newton Falls, the full-service, ISO/TS-16949-certified custom thermoplastic injection molder has added three pieces of equipment: a 2009 Arburg 520A all-drive 165-t electric servo horizontal molding machine with a Mulitlift robot, 8.2- and 2.5-oz injection units, a 20.47 × 20.47 tie bar, and a double-core pull; a 2009 Arburg 570A all-drive 220-t electric servo horizontal molding machine with a 15.3-oz injection unit, a 22.4 × 22.4 tie bar, and a single-core pull; and a 2004 Mitsubishi 390MJ hydraulic-ram horizontal molding machine with a 36-oz injection unit, a 29.6 × 29.6 tie bar, and a double-core pull. All new systems will be complemented with RJG EDarts to enable process control and monitoring.The 48,000-sq-ft El Paso facility has added a 2009 Toyo Electric SI-150IV 150-t machine with an 8.91-oz injection unit and a 20.07 × 18.11 tie bar.In addition to capital expenditures, Venture has upped its investment in personnel, spending more than $50,000 in 2009 to train employees in processing techniques and lean/green plant initiatives."Our recent capacity and personnel expansions have been driven by a significant amount of new business acquired during the second and third quarters of 2009, but also by additional production activity that will be scheduled in the near future," remarks Venture Plastics president Steve Trapp. "We are currently operating three full shifts five to six days a week and are dedicated to supporting the expertise of our processing professionals with new molding equipment that provides for the growing needs of our customers."

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