Pliant Corporation: Pliant Corporation: Molded-in hinge

Hettinga Technologies (Des Moines, IA) has developed the Molded-In Lamina Hinge as a solution to problems associated with metal and one-piece plastic hinge assemblies.

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The hinge can be composed of a variety of materials, from carbon fiber to nonwoven PP, depending on the application. Hettinga's in-molding(TM) process allows the pliant fabric to be incorporated into the primary sections because they are injection- molded. The hinges have been used in the packaging of chainsaws, cosmetics, kitchen utensils and collapsible packaging.

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