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Despite positive properties such as low weight, high energy absorption and insulation, particle foam components had to cut back on surface quality and assembly options. Here, injection moulding (solid plastic) was advantageous.
The Kurtz THERMO FOAMER now brings together the best of both worlds by using the THERMO SELECT Process as upstream foaming process to create a material-locking bond between particle foam (EPP) and thermoplastic components (PP). The THERMO FOAMER uses 75% less steam, a special EPP part structure and a closed cooling system. The system enables the marriage of particle foam and injection moulding, resulting in the production of sophisticated precision parts with highest surface quality in reproducible quality and large quantities. The application areas for such demanding EPP products are diverse – in addition to automotive (body parts, vehicle interior), medical devices or electronic housings are possible.
Exhibitor: Kurtz GmbH