Slide Products Celebrates 60 Years

Slide Products Celebrates 60 Years
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In 1953, Percy Harms put silicone oil into an aerosol can and sold it to injection molders who were having trouble with parts sticking to the mold.


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Percy Harms breaks ground for the company’s new addition.


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The Percy Harms Corporation (now Slide Products) developed products for numerous plastics and plastic processes.

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Slide Products and its predecessor – the Percy Harms Corporation – have helped injection molders work smarter, faster and more productively since 1953. To commemorate the company’s 60th anniversary, two iPads will be awarded in seperate giveaways this year.

To enter, qualified industrial users will need to correctly answer one trivia question about Slide Products posted on the company’s website and submit their contact information before June 30. A second question will be posted from July 1 to Dec. 15. The first winner will be announced in July, and the second before year end. Only one entry per person per giveaway is allowed.

When injection molding was in its infancy, Percy Harms saw a need and devised a way to prevent plastic parts from sticking in the mold. He put silicone oil into an aerosol can and started selling his mold release to the industry. As the company’s sales grew, so did its staff, with sons Jim and Henry Harms joining the business in 1963, and the company moving in 1974 to its current corporate and manufacturing facility in Wheeling, IL. In 1993, the company changed its name to Slide Products, adopting the name of one of their most popular product lines and the nickname used by its customers and distributors.

For more information or to enter the contest, visit www.SlideProducts.com/60years.