LMS expands thermoplastic components business
Silicone valve manufacturer LMS Inc. has added an electric injection moulding machine to help boost its growing thermoplastic components business.
This press will be used primarily for thermoplastics, including thermoplastic elastomers, but future electric machines likely will be used for both TPE and silicone.
In recent years, about 90% of the quotes LMS has sent have been for elastomeric flow-control valve assemblies, but plastic assemblies and subassemblies are growing revenue generators for the Midland, MI, USA, based company.
The firm’s medical market is its fastest-growing segment and nearly every quote includes using thermoplastic-based materials. The company also serves consumer and commercial end markets.