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.

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.

 

 

 

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.