11 September 2009
11 September 2009
Dieffenbacher are building up anticipation after confirming that they aim to showcase several new processes at this year’s Composite Europe.
These include their new, energy-saving Compress Plus press generation, as well as developments in LFT-D (long-fibre thermoplast, direct process) and D-SMC (direct strand molding compound) technology, and automated SMC processing.
Dieffenbacher provide production processes for automotive components made from fibre composites, including presses for processing fibre-reinforced plastics, SMC (sheet molding compound), GMT (glass mat compound), LFT (long fibre thermoplast), combined extrusion/compression machines for the technology of LFT-D-ILC for direct processing of rovings and thermoplastics.
The company also supplies automated press systems and components for raw materials, part handling and remachining – e.g. deburring, punching, drilling, bonding etc. – and automatic assembly systems for pressing in impact nuts, clips and hole reinforcements.
One of the most respected and successful names in motorsport is working with lightweighting and materials researchers at the AMRC to advance its processes for manufacturing recyclable composite components that extend useful lifetimes and reduce tooling costs.
Kordsa, operating in tire, construction reinforcement and composites technologies market with its mission ‘We Reinforce Life’, has launched a new campaign with the slogan ‘Inspired from life, we reinforce life’.
Chomarat is developing its Coatings & Films business at its French sites. The Group has just acquired an extruder and a graining line to increase its production capacities and develop new, more efficient solutions, particularly in the field of TPO (polyolefin thermoplastics).