FWP Enhances Management Capabilities

Fort Wayne Plastics is a dynamic company always striving to improve our internal performance to increase productivity and provide compelling value for our customers.

FWP has recently installed a web-based software product which optimizes plant floor operations with the ability to integrate with existing production equipment, analyze real-time performance, and evaluate  productivity. This information is conveyed over monitors strategically placed at FWP to constantly provide relevant data for FWP managers to make the most informed decisions possible. The corporate goals for this implementation include improved productivity, efficiency, and total operational performance by allowing FWP to make real-time decisions that impact profitability while actively engaging employees in the process.

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 completes ISO – Recertification

FWP is pleased to announce a very successful completion of our ISO 9001-2008 comprehensive Re-Certification audit. Conducted by Perry Johnson Registrars Inc., earlier this year, FWP’s Quality Management System was found to be effective without any nonconformity.

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.

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Fort Wayne Plastics Announces New Additions to Management Team

John J. Young has joined Fort Wayne Plastics, Inc. as the Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Young replaces the former CFO, Ray Linkhart, who retired from FWP after 34 years of service.

John graduated from Indiana University at Fort Wayne with a degree in accounting in 1995.  He is a Certified Public Accountant with experience in public accounting, banking, agriculture, and transportation. John and his wife Barbara have four young boys. In addition to raising children John is active with Church, charitable organizations and youth sports. In his free time John enjoys spending time with family, friends, hunting, fishing, and summers at the lake. 

 

Jessica Ginter joins FWP as our new Sales and Marketing Coordinator. Jessica brings 11 years of sales and marketing experience to FWP with expertise in campaign development and interactive marketing.  She attended Indiana University with a focus on communications and business and has spent the majority of her career in radio.  Jessica will be responsible for pricing, key account management, project management, new product development and interactive marketing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Product Launch

Fort Wayne Plastics is happy to announce the successful completion of a trial run of sample product for a new FWP customer.

FWP is always honored to partner with customers to mold their low pressure, multi -nozzle injection molded plastic parts. We value new and ongoing relationships and understand our services ultimately add value to our customer’s offerings.

We work very closely with our customers to effectively manage the implementation or transition of a new product into the fold of our molding operation.The FWP management professionals operate as a cross functional team with the aid of a lead project manager to assess and address all aspects associated with the successful transition of a new customer program. FWP technical resources work with the customer to meet and exceed expectations in all areas. In addition to part molding and mold-ability performance issues; procurement, scheduling, tool and material management, quality, shipping, and possible FWP warehousing plans are established during the early stages of a new tool build or existing tool transition.

FWP is proud to work with all of our customers and we deeply appreciate and recognize the importance of FWP’s role in our customers’ success in the marketplace.

Logistics

Advantage FWP

Fort Wayne Plastics speaks a great deal about our people, equipment and superior customer service as key differentiators in our ability to attract and retain customers.   The FWP facility is over 170,000 square-feet in size and almost half of the square footage is dedicated to our warehouse. The large space enables the under roof warehousing of FWP customer’s products.  FWP’s ability to mold and stage larger quantities is a key variable in determining molding run sizes and allows for more economical runs which aids in allowing Fort Wayne Plastics to arrive at the best piece part price. 

FWP is a service provider that blends systems, prudent business practices, facility attributes and flexibility to offer our customers solutions for molding, warehousing and distribution intent upon promoting our customer’s success in the marketplace.

What is Structural Web Molding

Structural-web molding technology is a low pressure process
that creates controlled internal hollow channels in parts that increase
stiffness and strength while saving material and cycle time. It can be
performed on the same multi-nozzle, low-pressure injection machines utilized
for structural foam.

To compare with structural foam molding, a process in which nitrogen
gas is injected into the extruder barrel and mixed into the melt to produce a
part with a solid skin and cellular core; structural web injects nitrogen gas through
special polymer/gas nozzles directly into the mold. The result is a solid skin
with hollow thick sections such as structural ribs.

The web process produces a smoother surface finish than
structural foam with a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Unlike
structural foam, structural web molded parts do not contain the characteristic
swirls on the part surface. Coupled with the advantages of the low pressure
multi-nozzle format; structural web allows for high quality appearance parts
which can be physically large and/or multiple parts able to be manufactured in
one shot.

The structural web molding process is favorable to other
molding processes due to the lower internal stresses to the part and lack of
sinks. Additionally, structural web molding lends itself to increased design
flexibility along with lower clamp tonnages and lower cost aluminum tools.

 

Conversion Opportunties with Fort Wayne Plastics

Structural foam plastic is a solid choice for converting products made from steel, concrete, or wood.  Structural foam molding and structural web gas-assist molding are ideal for many applications due to the inherent properties associated with the molding process.  Desirable product qualities, such as the ability to mold parts of large physical size, parts that require high visual appeal, design flexibility and the integration of multiple parts into a single part, high strength and rigidity, and light weight in relation to overall size are only a few of the benefits obtained by the low pressure multi-nozzle injection molding process.  Pricing is competitive with other plastics molding processes, as well as lower tooling costs due to aluminum construction of these molds.

Thermoplastic resins are excellent materials for conversion because they reduce part weight, increase durability, and provide an environmentally friendly recyclable product allowing cost savings of the part.  FWP is an expert partner in guiding your company with converting your part and will manage all aspects of the process with part design support, material selection, and tool design support.  All of these factors will optimize the “mold ability” of the part to help lower tooling costs and ensure that the finished part will meet or exceed all of your expectations and requirements.