Fort Wayne Plastics acquired by Katy Industries

Fort Wayne Plastics is proud to announce that the company has been acquired by Katy Industries, located in Bridgeton MO.

Press release:

Katy Industries, Inc. today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Fort Wayne Plastics, Inc. effective February 19th, 2014.

Fort Wayne Plastics is a leading manufacturer of medium- to large- sized molded plastic components, specializing in low pressure, multi-nozzle structural plastic and gas assist solutions. “Fort Wayne Plastics’ premier manufacturing capabilities and dedication to customer service are highly complementary with our company,” commented David J. Feldman, Katy’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We expect the combination to make each of our companies stronger and benefit each company’s customers, suppliers and employees.”

“For Ft. Wayne Plastics, this is an excellent opportunity to expand our customer offering and presence in the marketplace,” stated Robb Robertson, President of Fort Wayne Plastics. Mr. Robertson will continue in his role reporting to David Feldman.

Katy Industries, Inc. is a diversified corporation focused on the manufacture, import and distribution of commercial cleaning products and consumer home products.

Fort Wayne Plastics is a leader in structural foam molding and structural web molding with close to forty years in business. Fort Wayne Plastics has nine low pressure multi-nozzle injection molding presses with capabilities of up to 150 lb. shot. In addition to structural foam molding, FWP is a viable technical resource for plastic conversion opportunities and new product development. FWP also has a 70,000 + square foot warehouse and secondary assembly capabilities.

FWP employee will be missed

Fort Wayne Plastics is saddened at the passing of FWP employee, Art Dupree. Art worked at FWP for many years and passed away earlier this month.

FWP employees were moved to seek offerings from fellow workers and present to Art’s widow. The demonstrated generosity was shared by FWP management as the amount of contributions gathered by employees was promptly matched by Fort Wayne Plastics, Inc.

Art Dupree will be missed.   1961-2013

 

 

Fort Wayne Plastics is a leader in structural foam molding and structural web molding with close to forty years in business. Fort Wayne Plastics has nine low pressure multi-nozzle injection molding presses with capabilities of up to 150 lb. shot. In addition to structural foam molding, FWP is a viable technical resource for plastic conversion opportunities and new product development. FWP also has a 70,000 + square foot warehouse and secondary assembly capabilities.

 

 

Fort Wayne Plastics’ participates in Lung Association 5K Run/Walk

 

Free to Breathe® Fort Wayne
Lung Cancer 5K Run/Walk & 1-Mile Memory Walk   September 8,2013
Local Event Chair: Kristen Robertson

 

Fort Wayne Plastics, Inc. participated and contributed to the second annual Free to Breathe® Fort Wayne Lung Cancer 5K Run/Walk & 1-Mile Memory Walk held in Fort Wayne IN on Sunday, September 8, 2013. Many Fort Wayne Plastics’ employees took part in the activity and enjoyed the afternoon. The event brought people together to raise funds to benefit the National Lung Cancer Partnership – the only lung cancer advocacy organization founded by physicians and researchers working together with survivors and advocates to increase lung cancer awareness and research funding dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.

 

For more information on the Free to Breathe Fort Wayne event please visit: http://participate.freetobreathe.org/site/TR?fr_id=1940&pg=entry

 

Fort Wayne Plastics is a leader in structural foam molding and structural web molding with close to forty years in business. Fort Wayne Plastics has nine low pressure multi-nozzle injection molding presses with capabilities of up to 150 lb. shot. In addition to structural foam molding, FWP is a viable technical resource for plastic conversion opportunities and new product development. FWP also has a 70,000 + square foot warehouse and secondary assembly capabilities.

 

 

 

FWP’s Judy Koontz competes for State Tennis Title

FWP’s Customer Service ace Judy Koontz competed in the USTA 7.0 Women’s Doubles Tennis Team  State Championships competition in Indianapolis on September 7, 2013.  Judy and her Fort Wayne team competed successfully in regional tournaments the previous month enroute to the showdown in Indianapolis.

Judy and her partner won their match but the team unfortunately, did not have enough match victories to bring home the crown.

Good Job, Judy!

Fort Wayne Plastics is a leader in low pressure structural foam molding  and gas assist structural web molding with close to forty years in business.

 

 

 

Low Pressure Injection Molder –FWP now on LinkedIn.

Fort Wayne Plastics is expanding our reach on the social media network.  We now have a profile on LinkedIn. 

Please check us out at    http://www.linkedin.com/company/fort-wayne-plastics

Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn! 

Fort Wayne Plastics is a leader in structural foam molding and structural web molding with close to forty years in business. Fort Wayne Plastics has nine low pressure multi-nozzle injection molding presses with capabilities of up to 150 lb. shot.  In addition to structural foam molding, FWP is a viable technical resource for plastic conversion opportunities and new product development. FWP also has a 70,000 + square foot warehouse and secondary assembly capabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Structural Foam Molder- FWP adds Manager

Bobby Bizwell has joined the FWP team as Plant Manager. Bobby comes to FWP after previous managerial and plant supervisory roles at Tokheim Corporation and Lincoln Manufacturing in Fort Wayne. Bobby has an A.S. degree in Industrial Technology from Ivy Tech Community College.

A Rieves, TN native, Bobby enjoys spending his free time with his daughter, reading the Bible, fishing and making trips home to Tennessee.

Fort Wayne Plastics is a leader in structural foam molding and structural web molding with close to forty years in business. Fort Wayne Plastics has nine low pressure multi-nozzle injection molding presses with capabilities of up to 150 lb. shot.  In addition to structural foam molding, FWP is a viable technical resource for plastic conversion opportunities and new product development. FWP also has a 70,000 + square foot warehouse and secondary assembly capabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Addition to the FWP Team

Rebecca Fortman has joined Fort Wayne Plastics as a Plant Accountant.

Rebecca graduated from Huntington University with a degree in Accounting & Business Administration. She has 10+ years manufacturing industry understanding in addition to experience in public accounting, customer relations, and engineering software sales management. Rebecca and her husband John are Fort Wayne area natives. In her free time Rebecca enjoys spending time with family & friends in addition to camping, reading, and horseback riding.Fort Wayne Plastics is a leader in structural foam molding and structural web molding with close to forty years in business.Fort Wayne Plastics has nine low pressure multi-nozzle injection molding presses with capabilities of up to 150 lb. shot.  In addition to structural foam molding, FWP is a viable technical resource for plastic conversion opportunities and new product development. FWP also has a 70,000 + square foot warehouse and secondary assembly capabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FWP – Structural Foam Molder – ISO 9001-2008

FWP is pleased to announce the successful completion of FWP’s ISO 9001-2008 surveillance audit. The surveillance audit, conducted by Perry Johnson Registrars Inc., was performed in May 2013, without findings or non-compliant discoveries.

FWP has been an ISO registered company since 2011 and is annually audited by Perry Johnson Registrars.  In 2014, FWP’s annual review will consist of a comprehensive re-certification audit.

FWP’s ongoing commitment and disciplined approach to ISO along with a comprehensive Quality Management System have shown continuous marked improvements in all areas since inception.

Fort Wayne Plastics is a leader in structural foam molding and structural web molding with close to forty years in business.

Fort Wayne Plastics has nine low pressure multi-nozzle injection molding presses with capabilities of up to 150 lb. shot.  In addition to structural foam molding, FWP is a viable technical resource for plastic conversion opportunities and new product development. FWP also boasts a 70,000 + square foot warehouse and secondary assembly capability.

Markets and Product Applications for Low Pressure Multi Nozzle Structual Foam Molding

Fort Wayne Plastics is a leading custom structural foam molder located strategically in the heart of the Midwest.
The process of low pressure, multi nozzle structural foam molding is the manufacturing molding process of choice for application requirements in which high strength to part weight is critical.
Structural foam molding allows for the injection molding of thick wall parts with the addition of a foaming agent. In order to produce a thicker wall part, a small amount of nitrogen or chemical blowing agent is injected into the plastic material. Under pressure within the injection screw and barrel, the foaming agent does not expand. When the melted plastic enters the mold cavity and core, the foaming process occurs. As the foamed plastic fills the mold, the wall of the part hardens against aluminum mold wall. A thin layer forms a skin structure that is supported by the foamed inner core.

The product choices are virtually endless and span a myriad of industries. Structural foam molding is widely utilized in the material handling industry; plastic pallets, knockdown containers, trays, totes, carts, etc. From a variety of drainage and water filtration applications to lawn and garden, to medical industry uses structural foam molding provides product designers with lots of choices and design flexibility.
Other industries that utilize structural foam molding include building products, transportation, agriculture, recreation, HVAC, marine, furniture, just to list a few.
Structural foam molding and gas assist structural web molding offers a number of advantages including lower cost aluminum molds, multiple parts per shot, material and part recycling and overall durability and strength.
FWP has nine structural foam presses and more than 35 years of experience in low pressure multi nozzle structural foam molding and gas assist structural web molding

Polypropylene

Polypropylene

Polypropylene is a very common material molded at Fort Wayne Plastics. Polypropylene resin is regularly utilized in both low pressure, multi-nozzle, structural foam and gas assist structural web injection molding process formats. Polypropylene is widely used in returnable material handling products, medical applications and many other product applications that require toughness.

Polypropylene is a commonly recycled material and is recognized with the number “5” as its recycling identifier.

Polypropylene Plastic Properties:

At higher temperatures, PP is resistant to stress and cracking, as well as chemical solvents, bases, and acids. Standard polypropylene has a melting point of 320°F (160°C) and possesses an outstanding balance of mechanical properties, melt flow, color stability, and moisture barrier properties.

General Information:

  • Specific Gravity -  .90
  • Tensile Strength- 3500 – 4000 psi
  • Elongation :  8%
  • Deflection Temperature   -  87 C / 189 F
  • Flammability, UL 94   HB

 

Advantages of Polypropylene Plastic Include:

  • High temperature resistance
  • Good resistance to fatigue
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • High dielectric strength

 

sales@fortwayneplastics.com or call us 260.432.2250 for inquiries regarding low pressure, multi- nozzle injection molding of structural foam and structural web products.