Woodland Plastics expands thermoset molding capacity

Woodland's new 88-ton Arburg ALLROUNDER thermoset molding machine can process phenolics and bulk molding compounds.

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Woodland Plastics Corp., a custom thermoset molder in Addison, IL, US, reports that it installed a new 88-ton Arburg ALLROUNDER thermoset molding machine in February 2016. The new Arburg machine provides injection and injection-compression molding of thermoset materials, including phenolics and bulk molding compounds (BMCs). 

By investing in the 88-ton thermoset molding machine, Woodland Plastics is able to support company growth with increased capacity in low-tonnage thermoset molding. Since being installed, the new machine has improved molding efficiency by reducing cycle times and machine maintenance costs. Additionally, the new machine provides greater processing control through a touchscreen monitor, and is connected to Woodland Plastics’ ERP software system for real-time processing and scheduling data.

The 88-ton Arburg machine is the second new molding machine installed within the past year; a 350-ton Arburg ALLROUNDER thermoset molding machine was installed early in 2015. 


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