Plastikos/Micro Mold Completes Major Facility Renovation and Equipment Investments

The facility upgrades, which began earlier this summer, consists of 10 brand new injection molding machine installments, renovated office space, modernized conference & meeting rooms, and upgraded employee training areas.

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Plastikos Inc., an injection molder, focusing on manufacturing extremely small, tight-tolerance components has recently completed a major facility renovation and reinvestment effort. The facility upgrades, which began earlier this summer, consists of 10 brand new injection molding machine installments, renovated office space, modernized conference and meeting rooms, and upgraded employee training areas. 
 
Philip Katen, President of Plastikos commented, “We allocated nearly two million dollars in total for this renovation project in addition to the prior investments that we previously made in our medical facility. 2016 has been an extremely busy year with the amount of facility upgrades and reinvestment efforts that we completed, while maintaining our day-to-day commitments to our customers.”
 
Phase I of the renovation project focused on a number of facility enhancements and upgrades, as mentioned above. Moreover, our training, conference, and meeting rooms have been completely revamped and upgraded with the latest technology in order to better conduct monthly meetings, employee training sessions, customer presentations, and so on.  
 
Phase II of the project consisted of replacing 10 of Plastikos’ legacy hydraulic molding machines with all-new high-speed electric injection molding machines, integrated with robotic systems. The first six new presses will go online this Fall. From there, four additional new molding machines will arrive later this Winter. 
 
Katen further commented “These investments were really two-fold: We need to account and to prepare for strategic employee growth in the years to come. And, the machine replacement effort will provide us with additional capacity and enhanced capabilities that brand new high-speed molding machines afford. We felt this year was perfect timing to proactively tackle both efforts.” 
 
By 2017, Plastikos will have successfully converted all 35 molding machines in their fleet to high-speed, all-electric equipment. 
 
About Micro Mold Co., Inc. & Plastikos, Inc.: 
Based in Erie, Pa., Micro Mold & Plastikos specialize in precision mold design & fabrication as well as tight-tolerance injection molding. Our unique Lifetime Mold Warranty program is a testament of our devotion towards manufacturing the highest quality products for our customers. Our primary fields of expertise relating to plastic manufacturing include; medication delivery systems, surgical eye care, microfluidic, and electronic connector, among others. Our medical molding room is controlled through an ISO 7 cleanroom (class 10,000) with press tonnages ranging from 88T – 220T. Both companies have achieved leading industry recognition as the Processor of the Year and Employer of the year, presented by leading industry publications. 

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