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StackTeck to install Netstal machine for PET preforms

Canadian manufacturer of moulds StackTeck Systems says it will install Swiss machinery maker Netstal’s PET-LINE 4000 system for PET preform mould qualifications. It will be installed in Q1 of 2023 at its headquarters located in Canada. The system will be capable of qualifying moulds with side entry multi-position take-off plates, as well as PiCOOL blow pin plates. StackTeck’s mould qualification TeckCenter is being prepared with a dedicated bay, including all services and drying capabilities required for any production preform mould that would run in the system at an optimised cycle time.

StackTeck 96 cavity PET preform mold in NETSTAL PET-LINE 4000 system.

Rick Unterlander, General Manager PET commented, “The StackTeck team has taken on many challenges in recent years, from high cavitation 144 cavity moulds, to rPET and overmoulding systems, while introducing new advances to increase productivity and part quality. By adding a full-scale production machine and automation to our mould qualification capability supplied by Netstal, we will be in a tremendous position to support customers with PET moulds. Our TeckCenter is well equipped with an automated vision inspection system to handle large numbers of plastic samples needed for PET projects.”

NETSTAL PET-LINE 4000 system

It isn’t the first time the two companies have worked together. According to Vince Travaglini, StackTeck’s President/CEO, “We have worked closely with Netstal on many projects in the packaging and medical sectors for years now. This is a great step forward for us, now we join forces with a PET industry leader who we already know very well. We’ve used Netstal test machines for over 20 years, and when this PET-LINE 4000 system arrives nearly half of our test machines will be from Netstal.”

Doug Haberman, President of Netstal Inc. also commented: “We are very excited that our long-term relationship with StackTeck has evolved to now allow us to pursue the PET preform market together. The PET-LINE 4000 system operating in StackTeck’s TeckCenter will fully demonstrate compelling output advantages of our combined solutions.”


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