The product life cycle for retail packaging products is shrinking.
High speed, high cavitation molds once made retail packaging feasible.
Now they have the opposite effect.
Now they are making short-lifecycle packaging economically unfeasible.
High cost, high cavitation, fast cycle time molds may no longer fit this environment.
Manufacturers are rethinking their strategy for presses and molds.
A mold that is 6X lower in cost, but only 2X less productive, may make a new packaging project feasible.