GW Plastics announces the expansion of in-house Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) tooling at their affiliate, GW Silicones.

JUNE 10, 2015

BETHEL, VT – GW Plastics is in a select class of injection molders to offer the benefits of in-house mold design-and-build on an international scale. Known globally for their innovation and dedication to excellence, GW Plastics is proud to announce the expansion of in-house Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) tooling at their affiliate, GW Silicones.

Established in 2008, GW Silicones has grown into a trusted manufacturing partner, supplying market leaders around the world with precision silicone manufacturing solutions. Shortly after founding GW Silicones, GW realized that offering in-house tooling capabilities would maximize efficiency and component quality, as well as improve responsiveness to their customers. Understanding the differences and complexities of silicone versus thermoplastic tooling, GW Silicones’ team developed a robust LSR tooling standard to ensure that very fine details and tight tolerances are maintained for years of trouble-free production.

GW Plastics underwent an extensive global search in order to assemble the most experienced and knowledgeable team possible for GW Silicones and their Tooling Division. By hiring tool designers who have trained with the best in the world, GW can now bring a level of confidence to their LSR tooling that is virtually unparalleled. In addition to having the right design team, building precision LSR tooling requires advanced technological capabilities, a zero defect culture, and the highest levels of design integrity. In order to accomplish this, GW Silicones has adopted and applied the same standards of excellence that have been established from GW Plastics’ storied reputation as a world-class thermoplastics mold maker.

Within the past year, the company has successfully built and qualified multiple complex 32 cavity LSR slide molds, greatly expanding their internal capabilities. Because of their in-house LSR tool design-and-build expertise, GW has been able to continuously offer their customers the option of building high cavitation, fully-automated, tight tolerance LSR molds at a lower cost. GW Plastics has invested millions of dollars into their Tooling Division during the past few years to include more automation and improved technologies, providing additional resources to expand into LSR tooling. “Working closely with our in-house tool shop has allowed for this type of flexibility, improvement, and growth,” says Mark Hammond, GW Silicones General Manager. “There are not many companies who can say that they have the capabilities to build molds like these, and we could not be more proud and excited for the future.”

Having in-house LSR tooling capabilities provides endless benefits to GW Plastics’ customers. “Everything stems back to our seamless communication. There is no greater benefit than having talented tool designers, program managers, and process engineers all under one roof,” says Jason Bassi, GW Silicones Business Development Manager. By creating a “one stop shop” environment, GW Plastics has proven that they can provide improved time-to-market and cost efficiency through their high-quality tooling process.

Global market-leading companies choose GW Plastics to deliver their most challenging projects. To learn more about how their internal LSR tooling capabilities can help you succeed with your next project, please visit their booth #1715 at the MD&M East 2015 Exposition in New York City this June 9-11. For more information on their LSR capabilities, please contact Jason Bassi at [email protected] or visit their website at

About GW Plastics:

Since its foundation in 1955, GW Plastics has earned a reputation as a leader in precision injection molding and contract manufacturing serving the world’s most successful companies in the healthcare, automotive safety, and consumer/industrial markets. Specializing in complex injection molded thermoplastic and silicone solutions, GW Plastics excels at close tolerance mold building, precision injection molding, and contract assembly. Core competencies include product development, in-house precision tooling, scientific molding, and automated assembly. With leading-edge technologies, a Six Sigma quality commitment, and a relentless pursuit of innovation, GW Plastics continues to attract and delight industry-leading market leaders who seek consistency of ownership, financial stability, a professional leadership team, and a workforce with the experience to deliver on-time and within budget. Headquartered in Bethel, Vermont, the company’s standardized ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001, ISO/TS 16949 and FDA-registered manufacturing facilities are located in Bethel and Royalton, Vermont; San Antonio, Texas; Tucson, Arizona; Querétaro, Mexico; and Dongguan, China.

For more information, contact:

Rebecca Murphy
Inside Sales and Marketing Coordinator
GW Plastics, Inc.
239 Pleasant Street
Bethel, VT 05032
(802) 234-9941
[email protected]