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StackTeck's 2019 Initiatives

StackTeck Systems announces the company’s first moldmaking plant outside of North America. 


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The moldmaking facility in South Korea began as a subsidiary with a focus on building molds for PET preforms, medical and packaging applications. This facility will now be called StackTeck Asia. 

StackTeck Systems will serve its existing customer base with additional service support available from StackTeck Asia. John Yu, senior board director for StackTeck, says that the range of products and abilities of StackTeck Asia are especially suited to support the company’s business in the region. For customer service outside of North America and Asia, the company has service providers in Australia, Italy and Latin America so that technical support and mold modifications can be provided in each continent.

For PET preform molds, Rick Unterlander is taking on the role as General Manager focused on PET preform projects in the Americas, and will act as liaison to StackTeck Asia, working with machine suppliers. Over 100 PET preform molds have been built to date, including a 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 hot runner technology using an advanced design that is said to enable reduced pressure drop, improved balance and lower AA levels than conventional designs. Custom designed molds are available to suit existing machine/automation configuration.