StackTeck Announces New Initiatives

StackTeck Systems Ltd. announces its first moldmaking plant outside of North America.


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StackTeck Systems Ltd. announces its first moldmaking plant outside of North America. The moldmaking facility in South Korea began as a subsidiary of its parent company in 2010 with a focus on building molds for PET preforms, medical, and packaging applications. This business will be called StackTeck Asia. StackTeck’s parent company is a family owned global investment group that holds a wide range of interests, including many equipment suppliers for the plastics industry.

The business based in Canada will serve its existing customer base with additional service support available from StackTeck Asia. For customer service outside of North America and Asia, the company has existing contract service providers based in Australia, Italy and Latin America so that technician support and mold modifications can be provided based within each continent.

For PET preform molds, Rick Unterlander is taking on a new role as general manager focused on PET preform projects in the Americas and will act as liaison to StackTeck Asia, working in partnership with machine suppliers. Over 100 PET preform molds have been built to date, including a significant number of high cavitation molds running in Japan. In addition, prototyping services, automation and advanced post mold cooling systems are available.

These PET preform molds are offered with innovative hot runner technology using an advanced design that enables reduced pressure drop, improved balance and lower AA levels than conventional designs. Custom designed molds are available to suit any existing machine/automation configuration. StackTeck Asia currently has 3 PET machines for mold qualifications, and there is a 150T PET pilot cell located in Canada.