Established 1941 Details
Akron Tool & Die was established in 1941 to provide precision machinery components to the rubber industry. By the 1960s we branched out to serve the rapidly growing plastics industry, supplying original equipment manufacturers with extrusion dies, adapters, feed pipes, and related components for polymer processing machines.
As our experience broadened over the years, we increasingly found customer production problems as they attempted to adapt existing equipment to their particular products. During the 1990s we added engineering and design services to our product offerings, supplying custom solutions for uncommon extrusion problems. This led to our own proprietary line of strip dies, pellet dies, and blown film dies, to name just a few. We have now developed modified die geometries and concepts that allow their use with other extruded products such as mastics, specialty food items, and chemical catalyst carriers.