When HTI gets ready to create a new plastic product, we begin by determining injection molding machine press size. It's nowhere near as simple as "bigger is better" or any other easily memorable pattern - our products require very specific setups to be made to the highest standards.

Article on KraussMaffei from Plastics Today I Original date of publication: September 8, 2014
This year we are celebrating our 30th year in business at HTI Plastics. In our 30 years of exisitence we have always strived to be an industry leader in advances in technology, engineering, tooling, and customer service. We pride ourselves on being a world leader in injection-molded plastic products.
November 5, 2014 - Lincoln, NE - Apex Plastics, HTI Plastics, and Lincoln Plastics-formerly Geist Plastics, are getting a new look. The three companies make up the Plastics Division of PCE, Inc. The decision to update the sites was made in an effort to better serve our customers.

It's one thing for us to say that we are ISO certified, but what does that mean?  And more importantly, what does that mean for you?

A mold-production benefit for HTI customers.

From a plastics manufacturer’s point of view, one of the most important aspects of injection molding production planning is price. If manufacturing process doesn’t monetize correctly, a product isn’t worth producing. At HTI, we use a number of different processes and principles to assure optimum possible price with best possible results. One element of production we carefully consider to achieve a satisfactory price is cavitation—the number of cavities producing a part with each press cycle.

Stellar design and meticulous customer service are important benefits for manufacturing customers, such as those who depend on HTI as a manufacturing partner. However, efficiency of process is a quality many customers value most. Inefficient processes can mean losses of both time and money. Even if you have a perfect design, an inefficient process can lead to the failure of your project. HTI has cultivated and maintained a high level of efficiency through several channels, and today we are known for it as much as for design and customer service.

At HTI, we’re proud of our ability to provide some of what we humbly believe is the industry’s best custom injection molding manufacturing. One aspect of our manufacturing services that is especially near and dear to our hearts is innovations in design. Each product we create is based on the specific and unique needs of our customer. How do we determine what those needs are? We work right alongside our customer counterparts to think creatively and produce a design that meets the customer’s requirements. No matter how simple or complex!

If you were to observe the beginning of any new project as it emerges in HTI’s production schedule, you would notice emails, phone calls, and face-to-face meetings with clients—all critical steps to assure manufacturing success. HTI personnel use Gantt charts and software, such as Microsoft Project, to enable ongoing collaboration between those involved in a project. This well-practiced communications strategy allows us to ensure swift results for our clients.&nbsp

If you’re new to manufacturing an injection-molded product (using plastic or other materials), it’s critical to realize the impact materials have on the design and manufacture of a product.

Case in point: Recently a company that sells outdoor/sporting equipment contacted us to ask if we could take an aluminum part used in one of their products and manufacture it in plastic. The company’s goal was to reduce the cost of their existing part.

If you’ve ever stood in a drugstore or grocery store aisle considering which product to choose, chances are you didn’t give a second’s thought to whether the branding and messaging was hot stamped, pad printed, or labeled.

But when you’re responsible for working with a manufacturer to produce injection-molded packages, you have to determine the best decorating technique for the product. The most common types of decorating are Hot Stamping, Pad Printing, External/Sticky Labeling, and In-mold Labeling.

If you’re new to purchasing injection-molded plastics, you may be surprised when you read this post and discover all the hours required to produce a mold.

Recently a poultry processing company approached HTI Plastics about manufacturing a poultry shackle. The part had been made overseas. But the company, based in Nebraska, decided it would be simpler to make the part locally. They use about 10,000 pieces each year.