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(Munich, June 27, 2017) KraussMaffei and Roctool S.A. from Le Bourget du Lac, France, (Roctool) are intensifying their cooperation in the global marketing of Roctool's inductive mold heating technology HD Plastics™ (High Definition Plastics). Within the context of the Global Collaboration Agreement, KraussMaffei will be able to offer all injection molding machines from its range with this option within their DMH technology (Dynamic Mold Heating) and can also supply this directly if required. Both companies expect to open up new markets and applications as a result of the cooperation along with the outstanding design options provided by this technology.
As stylish as film, but more efficient
The decisive benefits of HD Plastics™/DMH are the options that allow for design and construction while remaining highly cost-efficient. The one-shot process produces components with premium-quality surfaces, entirely without the technical and financial expenditure of decorated films or painting. As a result, additional in-mold decoration steps such as preforming, punching and feeding have been omitted. "With KraussMaffei as one of the world's leading suppliers of injection molding machinery, we have a powerful partner at our side. We have been cooperating intensively for the last three years and we have already opened up numerous applications. Now we want to expand our cooperation further and offer KraussMaffei customers added value with the additional option of Roctools HD Plastics™ technology," explains Mathieu Boulanger, CEO of Roctool.
After the successful demonstration during Chinaplas last month in Guangzhou, both companies will shortly be presenting the advantages of the technology, live as part of the KraussMaffei Open House on July 6, 2017 in Queretaro, Mexico. A PX 160-540 of the new all-electric injection molding machine series equipped with a Roctool 50 kw generator will be impressively demonstrating the versatile design options of inductive mold heating using a box cover as an example. Different color shading, hologram, gloss or matt effects – everything can be realized with the one-shot process without the need for additional post-mold processing. "The design options of the inductive DMH technology are enormous and open up entirely new markets and applications. For example, we see great potential in the entertainment and communications industry, in the automotive industry, and in the sport and leisure sector," adds Nadine Despineux, Vice President Sales of the KraussMaffei brand in the Injection Molding Machinery segment. The technology brings also other key advantages such as elimination of weld lines, flow length extension, quick cycle time and no temperature limitation for any plastic materials.
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» Download: Photo: Exciting surface effects will be created with Roctool’s inductive mold heating technology HD plastics™ on a PX 160-540 as part of the KraussMaffei Open House in Queretaro, Mexico