Plastics research aided by injection moulding compounder


Plastics processing machinery manufacturer Krauss Maffei has won a tender to supply an injection moulding compounder for a joint venture centre between local universities and municipalities in Germany.

The joint venture is designed to assist industry by providing a centre for the transfer of knowledge.

The goal of the centre is to encourage manufacturers, especially automotive manufacturers, to develop light weight solutions for parts production as well as looking at alternative materials and new material combinations.

The centre provides manufacturers with cutting edge infrastructure, machines, software and personnel for projects and studies into manufacturing processes for lightweight automotive construction.

Krauss Maffei supplied an MX 1300-14000 IMC with bolt-on BO-L 4300 unit and a MC5 Touch control system together with an industrial robot for handling the parts.

The machine is ideally suited for the development of new materials with the ability to compound and mould special reinforced resins that can be used in the drive for lighter components in Industry.

The injection moulding compounder delivers outstanding melt homogeneity and mixing efficiency, resulting in optimal part quality and enables the manufacture of components with any mix of filler, reinforcement and substitution materials.


Gary Brown

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