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.
- Commercial chemical texturization 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.