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Magnum Venus Products partnered with Matrasur Composites, MVP Distributor for France, in hosting a 1-day Demo Day following the 2014 JEC-Europe exhibition.
The event was held on Friday, 14 March at the Matrasur Composites facility in Marcoussis, France, and MVP explains that the new Patriot Pro Thermoplastics Injection System, Patriot Adhesives Systems, and Matrasur’s RoboMat robotic systems were showcased, along with some of the latest materials hitting the composites industry. Joining MVP and Matrasur were representatives from Arkema and PPE.
According to MVP, they were joined by 80 customers from 12 countries and 24 distributors from 11 countries who were shown the flexibility of its Flex Moulding Process through the infusion of a small part using the Patriot Pro Thermoplastic Resin Injection System, and the new Thermoplastic Resin Elium from Arkema. This material was also used in a Light RTM demonstration with great success. MVP explains that he ability to inject thermoplastic resins opens up unlimited new possibilities for traditional Composites manufacturers to expand their production into new markets and products. The applications for this product range from the automotive and transportation industries, to wind power, athletic equipment and the building sectors. MVP also demonstrated the outstanding adhesive bonding of the Patriot 10:1 Adhesives System by bonding two structural thermoplastic composites made with the Elium Resin. Matrasur Composites demonstrated their RoboMat robotic system using an MVP metering system to highlight the unique and simple programming technology that allows any operator to easily “teach” the robot a set pattern by spraying gel coat and/or chopped laminate once. MVP says the robot then automatically copies the pattern for subsequent parts.
MVP Vice President for International Sales said, “Magnum Venus Products designs and configures each piece of equipment with production in mind. As an equipment manufacturer we are always keen to work with raw materials suppliers in a true and total partnership. This kind of cooperation can result in enormous benefits for both the companies involved and the industry as a whole. Our international distributors operate on the same business model, allowing them to also work in partnership with the suppliers and the customers to bring the latest technology to Composites production.”
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