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Hennecke laid the foundation for the development of a polyurethane spray technology in 1998 in order to establish an efficient product range from it in 2004 under the generic term PUR-CSM (Polyurethane Composite Spray Moulding). This product range implements highly flexible plant concepts in several areas of automotive and non-automotive applications. A key area of the CSM product portfolio, the so-called sandwich load floor technology PREG is celebrating a special occasion at the JEC World 2017: the commissioning of the 100th PUR-CSM PREG plant worldwide. With this, another Hennecke customer will be entering the group of companies that promotes lightweight construction in vehicles with the large-scale production of composite products on a paper core basis.

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KraussMaffei's Reaction Process Machinery division has launched a new mould carrier, which is used in polyurethane encapsulation of steering wheels. According to the company, the mould carrier provides high flexibility plus good operability since the clamp has a tilting option that is continuously and individually adjustable.

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Covestro has developed the DirectCoating process which enables the production of polyurethane-coated, injection-moulded components for the automotive interior in just one step.   After production in the injection mould, the plastic substrate is transferred to a second, minimally larger cavity, into which the coating system is injected via a RIM mixing head. This creates a PU-coated component with outstanding properties that requires virtually no post-processing.

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The Sonderhoff group of companies will exhibit its products for the automotive industry in China at the 17th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition – Auto Shanghai 2017 from 19 – 28 April 2017 in Shanghai, China.

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Hybrid processes and materials made of fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) and metal for the automotive lightweight construction of tomorrow are the focus of the LEIKA research project, which KraussMaffei is advancing in collaboration with the Institute for Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology at Dresden University of Technology and other partners from industry and research academia. A new lab system at the Institute for Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology stands at the centre of the development work. This system allows FRP-metal hybrid materials to be formed and back injected in one step.

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The Rampf Group is presenting its composites competencies at JEC World 2017 in hall 6, stand T36 (joint booth with the German state of Baden-Württemberg): Rampf Tooling Solutions is showcasing new board, paste, and liquid materials for lightweight construction using composites. Rampf Composite Solutions is demonstrating its capabilities for the design, engineering, and manufacture of composites parts.

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Covestro is presenting material solutions and technologies for the automotive, electronics and construction sectors as well as for the generation of renewable energies at the JEC World 2017 in hall 5A, stand L9. The developments set out below are based on the company’s product and process expertise for composites.

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Repsol announced that it is developing a new product for the production of polycarbonate polyol, which will partially replace propylene oxide with CO2. Besides the environmental benefits the product has the additional advantage that it enhances certain properties of different CASE applications. For adhesives and elastomers, these improved features can be added adherence and elasticity compared with conventional polyols. They also have specific properties that mean they can be applied in other ways in the future, said Repsol.

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Frimo has developed a new drive concept for the production of polyurethane backfoamed car carpets. The new tool carrier is not driven by hydraulics, as is standard for carpet applications, but is instead fully automated thanks to an electric drive.

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