Published On:May 14 2016
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Milacron aims robust growth in India for plastics machinery.
Milacron Holdings Corp, the US-based global industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry, is eyeing for a robust growth in India as demand for its products such as moulding machines and hot runners experience manifold increase. To tap this growing market, Milacron Holdings recently completed another round of expansions of its injection, blow and extrusion moulding machine manufacturing facility in Ahmedabad, as well as its hot runner manufacturing facility in Coimbatore.
“The Indian plastic market continues to impress, and Milacron continues to grow alongside it to ensure we are able to make our customers possibilities a reality,” said Tom Goeke, CEO, Milacron.
At its Ahmedabad facility, the company has added an additional 9304 square meters bringing the total footprint to 65,000 square meters. The additional space will primarily be used for machining and assembly. The ground floor of the facility is air-conditioned and features a state of the art rainwater harvesting and recharging system.
The machine manufacturing facility will enhance manufacturing capabilities and boost Milacron’s production volumes to meet the increasing demand for Milacron’s industry leading injection, blow and extrusion moulding machines. Milacron’s India machine plant manufactures a large variety of hydraulic, servo and electric injection moulding machines, blow moulding, PET, as well as extrusion machines.
“The Indian injection market continues to outperform estimates and remains a key geographical area of focus for Milacron’s brands,” commented Ron Krisanda, COO, Milacron.
Meanwhile in Coimbatore, India, Milacron’s hot runner brand, Mold-Masters, completed a 10,000 square foot expansion in Q2 2015 and have recently added a large brazed furnace, allowing the India operations to manufacture Mold-Masters proprietary iFLOW manifold technology. The new technology is an ideal solution for applications requiring balanced fill, fast colour changes and complex cavity layouts. Milling the melt channel paths into individual pieces allows for endless melt channel layout possibilities and eliminates the need for manifold plugs. The smooth and gentle corners reduce pressure drop in the manifold, helping to flush colours through the melt channels and provide exceptional fill balance.
Milacron is one of the global leaders in the manufacture, distribution and service of highly engineered and customised systems within the plastic technology and processing industry. Milacron offers a full-line product portfolio that includes hot runner systems, injection moulding, blow moulding and extrusion equipment plus a wide market range of advanced fluid technologies.