Mike Uhrain IV

Mike Uhrain is Sumitomo Demag’s Technical Sales Manager of Packaging for North America and Global Key Account Manager working from the Strongsville, Ohio facility.  He was initially hired into the company in 2000 as a Mechanical Engineer at Van Dorn, handling many design-intensive projects and analyses for both horizontal and vertical injection molding machine configurations.  A few years later, Mike accepted a position within Demag as Product Manager for machine platforms tailored for the packaging, automotive, and multi-component markets.

 In 2008, Mike transferred to the Sumitomo (SHI) Demag headquarters in Germany as a Project / Sales Manager where his responsibilities included project engineering, key account management, and technical sales support for various export markets including the U.S., Canada, and the UK.  Later, he was responsible for the Global Packaging Team in Germany until his relocation back to the U.S. in 2013.

Prior to his experience with Demag, Mike entered the plastics industry though his internship with Rubbermaid at their world headquarters, located in Wooster, Ohio.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Akron in Ohio, has earned a Professional Engineer License, and served as a Board Member for the Society of Plastics Engineers Injection Molding Division (SPE IMD).

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February 7, 2018

11:30 AM

Room: TBA

Increasing Production Efficiency of Plastic Packaging with Injection Compression Molding

This presentation from Sumitomo Demag focuses on how injection compression molding technology can increase production efficiency of injection molded thin wall packaging articles and closures.  Thinner walls and therefore ultra-light weighting can be achieved with injection compression molding that cannot be achieved with conventional injection molding.  This can lead to higher productivity through faster cycle times on smaller machines while running costs can be reduced through resin savings and energy savings.  Case studies will be presented to quantify the cost savings of production applications which implement injection compression molding.