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Company Profile:


Mold-Tech invented the Mold/Roll Texturing Proces nearly 60 years ago. Since that time Mold-Tech has developed the process into the largest and most comprehensive texturing resource in the world. Mold-Tech provides what no one else can: more plants with state-of-the-art technologies, unequaled capacities and superior technical expertise.

Through innovation, engineering and artistry, Mold-Tech has experienced exceptional growth, which has resulted in an unequaled ability to meet your needs with consistent quality, value and on-time deliveries.


Mold-Tech's continuous investment in technical development has resulted in the widest variety of the decorating and engineering options available today. Mold-Tech invests more in technology and development than anyone else in the business, providing you with cost effective and consistent results.

Services now available to you worldwide:


Our commitment and success within the Plastic Industry has allowed Mold-Tech to extend your options around the globe. As the international industry leader with 26 plants in 19 countries, your manufacturing supply line has convenient access to our technologies worldwide.


The History of Mold-Tech:

  • Commercial chemical texturization(TM) is an art and science that combines the skill of trained artisans and the sciences of chemistry and metallurgy.

  • The commercial chemical texturing industry was born in 1955 in Youngstown, Ohio with the founding of Decorative Media, Inc. by William J. Gutknecht, a local entrepreneur and artist. This company was a spin off from Youngstown Arc Engraving Company, a copper plate engraving enterprise owned by Gutknecht and dedicated to the production of commercial art and photo engraving copper printing plates.

  • Decorative Media was disbanded in the late 1950’s and a new company, Roll, Die & Mold Decorators was formed to succeed it.

  • The mold & die texturing side of the business evolved by combining their knowledge of the decal transfer technology utilized to decorate chinaware with etching know-how developed to engrave decorative textures into the surface of steel coining rolls. Roll, Die gained the chinaware decal knowledge from Shenango China, another of Arc Engraving’s customers.

  • In 1962, Roll, Die & Mold was issued U.S. Patent #3,052,581 which taught a method for producing embossed designs in an injection mold.

  • In 1966, Standex International (NYSE), a diversified manufacturer serving the Food Service, Industrial and Consumer products markets, acquired Roll, Die & Mold and changed the name to Mold-Tech.

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