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Wynn Kintz joins David Larkin, senior professor at Hudson Valley Community College, for an interview by Ann Parillo, host of Schenectady Today.
Bottom line: the future of manufacturing in New York State’s Capital Region is in good hands.

By Jon Dougherty
Plastic is part of everyday life. One of the largest private employers in Schoharie Country is a plastic company, and it's products are being shipped around the world. Jon Dougherty takes us there in this week's Capital Region Business Beat. READ MORE

Kintz Plastics isn’t shy about stating its commitment to design and engineering excellence. The manufacturer of heavy-gauge thermoformed plastic parts says that it specializes “in all aspects of thermoforming,” including vacuum forming, pressure forming, and twin sheet forming, and has received numerous awards for its designs and methods of production.

"Replacing solid, fibre-reinforced plastics with twin-sheet thermoforming dramatically reduced the cost of the side doors of Immulite, a medical diagnostic testing instrument from Siemens."

"Kintz Plastics Inc., in the upstate New York town of Howes Cave, has been an industry leader in thick-gauge thermoforming since it opened in 1976. The family-owned company uses vacuum forming, pressure forming, and twin-sheet forming to supply covers, bezels, and housings for applications ranging from biomedical equipment like blood-analysis machines to air-conditioned pet carriers to drainage and storm-water projects."

"Kintz Plastics is not your typical thermoformer. This high-tech industrial manufacturer, nestled in rural upstate New York, is an injection molder’s worst nightmare. Kintz is one of a growing group of thermoformers that specializes in high-precision products for the medical, computer, and transportation industries. Molders are looking over their shoulders at companies like Kintz, which use pressure forming and CNC trimming/routing to produce the complex geometries and tight tolerances that were once the exclusive domain of injection molding. “We do the difficult stuff, things that run-of-the-mill thermoformers have problems with,” says president Wynn Kintz. And they are doing it with lower cost machinery and tooling than injection molders."