TOP TEN MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES AT K2010

Following are the most important molding innovations shown at K2010 in the opinon of the editorial director of The Molding Blog.

 NUMBER 1

Reinforced Laminate Sheet

Primary Developers

1.  Bond-Laminates

2.  Engel

3.  Krauss-Maffei

4.  Jacob Plastics Group

 

NUMBER 2

Improved Bioplastics

Primary Developers

1.  DuPont

2.  DSM

3.  PolyOne

4.  Braskem

 

 NUMBER 3

Solar Impulse

Primary Developers

1.  Solar Impulse Project

2.  Solvay

Technology Contributors

1.  Bayer MaterialScience

 

NUMBER 4

New Polyamides

Primary Developers

1.  BASF

2.  DuPont

 

NUMBER 5

Three-Component Assembly

Primary Developers

1.  Arburg

2.  Oechsler

3.  University of Erlangen

Technology Contributors

1.  Günther

 

NUMBER 6

Electrically Conductive Components

Hybrid Molding Process

Primary Developers

1.  The Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen University

2.  Gebr. Krallmann

3.  Hasco

Technology Contributors

1.  Ferromatik Milacron

2.  Christmann Kunststofftechnik

Conductive Compound

Primary Developers

1.  A. Schulman

2.  Siemens

3.  IKV Aachen

4.  HEK

 

NUMBER 7

Two-Component Molding with Two-Decorative Foils in a Single Mold

Primary Developers

1.  HBW-Gubesch Kunststoff-Engineering GmbH

2.  Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

Technology Contributors

1.  Leonhard Kurz Stiftung

2.  Kuka Roboter

 

NUMBER 8

Projectile Injection Technology

1.  Primary Developers

2.  Rochling

3.  IKV Aachen

4.  Wittman Battenfeld

 

NUMBER 9

LFT Molding Process

1.  Primary Developer

2.  Lomold

Technology Provider

1.  Chuan Li Fa Machinery Works

 

NUMBER 10

SBC Slush Molding

Primary Developers

1.  Kraton Polymers

2.  SO.F.TER.

About Doug Smock

Former Chief Editor at Plastics World and Senior Technical Editor Design News
Africa/MidEast, Asia, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, Industrial, Injection Molding, Medical, North America, Packaging, South America, Telecommunications

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