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Waldorf is a specialised provider of automation for injection moulding productions. The company concentrates on solutions appreciated especially by customers in the medical-technical branch.

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For the first time Maplan will exhibit at K injection moulding machines for the processing of thermoplastic elastomers. They offer injection pressures up to 2,900 bar. The machines are extremely compact, and therefore only require a minimum floor space. The machine exhibited at the K stand is equipped with an automation solution that does not require control electronics, as this task is taken care of by the novel user-friendly PC5000 touch control unit of the machine. Without programming, up to ten axes are controlled with simple parameterisation.

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LWB Steinl is a specialised machinery supplier for injection moulding machinery for elastomer processing. One of its latest innovations on the field of injection units is the development of the EFE technology. This technology is based on a FIFO injection unit in combination with a second injection unit, an energy-efficient concept, that lead to important savings up to 50 %.

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Two main themes will serve to highlight the performance of the injection mould systems presented by Georg Kaufmann: Production of moulded parts with functional surfaces (e. g. self-luminous, transparent, heatable, soft-touch) and/or with integrated capacitive sensors. To this end, the Swiss company has further improved its Duo Lamination process for back injection and back injection-compression moulding and also designed and built a demonstration mould for a diversity of applications.

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The ZS-EG twin screw degassing unit presented by Coperion (formerly Werner & Pfleiderer), at K 2010 is an example of the company’s degassing solutions for compounding and extrusion processes. These range from the degassing of polymer melts to the manufacture of practically odour free plastic for packaging or vehicle interiors.

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Braunform is a specialist for tool and die equipment for medical and multi-component technology and one of the few suppliers offering upper-class rotary tables with diameters between 900 mm and 1,400 mm.

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Zeon markets a range of TPVs under the brand Zeotherm. In 2009 the company has extended this product line with the addition of two new types: 110-70B and 131-90B. The 110-70B injection moulding type has been designed to achieve a lower cost than other 100-series grades.

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15. October 2010

Velox

The Hamburg-based raw materials distribution and sales specialist will inform, among others, about the Elastoprene TPV compounds of Spanish company Elastorsa. The PP/EPDM compounds have good UV and ozone resistance with an operating temperature from –?60 to 135 °C. They are suitable for extrusion, injection moulding, and blow-moulding processes.

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15. October 2010

Marubeni

Marubeni, one of Japan’s largest Sogo Shoshas (Japanese: General Trading Houses), showcases at K 2010 Nofalloy TZ TPEs supplied by NOF Corporation.

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A leading manufacturer of liquid colours, additives, speciality masterbatches as well as dosing equipment for plastics and polyurethanes, Repi S.p.A., is headquartered in Lonate Ceppino, Italy, with corporate subsidiaries in USA and Russia and operates a global commercial network.

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