Shincor opens tech center
AKRON-Shincor Silicones Inc. has invested $500,000 to open a new liquid injection molding technical center in Akron.
The firm said it created the center to support the design of new LIM products, provide full-scale process development of materials and assist customers.
The money was spent on the plant, equipment and tooling.
Shincor's center includes a 110-ton, all-electric horizontal liquid injection molding press. The firm also purchased two molds-a four-cavity baby bottle nipple tool with cold-runner and valve-gates, and a single-cavity tool to overmold silicone onto thermoplastic inserts. The site has room for expansion.
Foamex files Ch. 11 plan
LINWOOD, Pa.-Foamex International Inc. has filed a Chapter 11 proposed plan of reorganization with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware and said, subject to the plan's approval, it expects to emerge from Chapter 11 later this spring.