The Plastic Forming Company to Offer Metal Latches on Most Cases

For Immediate Release

Woodbridge, CT, May 1, 2019.   The Plastic Forming Company, Inc. (PFC), the leading manufacturer of double-wall blow molded carrying cases for over 50 years, is pleased to announce they will be offering metal latches on their most popular size cases.  The new latches are made in the USA out of durable Type 430 Stainless annealed steel with a polished finish and will be available on most case sizes 15 inches or larger.

According to PFC Vice President & General Manager, Mike Warth, “while our patented molded plastic latches have been the industry standard for decades and proven themselves on tens of millions of cases in the most demanding environments, we decided it was the right time to offer our customers an alternative. Our unique modular mold system allows us to modify our existing tooling to accommodate these new latches cost-effectively. And, in keeping with our commitment to designing and manufacturing our products here in the USA, we are pleased that we can source our new metal latch domestically.”

These new latches are yet another value-added enhancement available on PFC’s broad line of double-wall blow molded cases, including Stock Cases off-the-shelf, cases with custom foam interiors, and cases with integrally molded interiors.  Other available enhancements include branding using 3D and hot stamped color logos, in-house custom labeling, standard and custom case colors, interior doors and trays, and more.

PFC knows that a carrying case is not just packaging – it is part of your product throughout that product’s lifecycle. Designed well, it adds real value – providing the protection your product needs, creating an attractive product display, helping to build your brand, and making your product easier to use in the hands of your customers.  PFC’s introduction of metal latches is just one more way to enhance your product and your brand.

About The Plastic Forming Company

Established in 1966, the Plastic Forming Company is a pioneer in the design and manufacture of double-wall blow molded cases.  Since 1989, a significant portion of PFC has been owned by its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). So when you call PFC, no matter who you speak with, you’re talking to “one of the owners.”

With an in-house design team, in-house mold shop, and manufacturing in both Woodbridge, Connecticut and Massillon, Ohio, PFC offers its customers a wide variety of capabilities with a focus on fast response and flexibility.

PFC has over sixty Stock Case sizes available off-the-shelf. There is no minimum quantity, and we can ship most orders within 48 hours.

All PFC products are made in the USA out of tough, recyclable high-density polyethylene (HDPE).  No other material even comes close to HDPE when it comes to impact, resistance to solvents and oils, and durability.

For additional information, please contact Jacquie Gilmore at 203-397-1338, or via email at