07/08/2014

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Cannon to highlight processing technologies for PU and composites at Fakuma 2014

The Cannon Group - present in Germany since 1983 with Cannon Deutschland GmbH, a technical-commercial subsidiary based in Hanau - will present the latest developments in its processing technologies for polyurethanes and composites: High-pressure mixing heads for general purpose foams up to specialised applications such as filled and reinforced formulations, multi-component and multi-hardness foaming, high-output, cavity filling, Clear Coating. Six new or completely redesigned mixing heads will be illustrated.The vacuum-based foaming technology, Cannon V.A.I. (Vacuum Assisted Injection), a major achievement in the field of domestic refrigerators and sandwich panels, used in combination with the Pascal and Pascal Pro PUR chemical technology developed by the Dow Chemical Company. A new kit for the conversion of existing polymerisation presses for discontinuous foaming of sandwich panels will be presented.The range of Cannon solutions dedicated to the Automotive and transportation industries, in particular for flexible seats and car interior parts. A dedicated machine for the application of Clear Coating formulations will be illustrated.A complete range of industrial thermoforming machines designed to fulfil the productivity and flexibility demands of the producers of formed parts for automotive interiors and fuel tanks, for refrigerator cabinet and door liners, for large parts for the aerospace and the wind power industry, for technical and leisure parts. ESTRIM, a complete moulding solution for the epoxy-based fast RTM process, designed for the production of automotive, leisure and sport parts. On top of dedicated preformers, polymerisation clamps and moulds, Cannon offers the E-System, high-pressure metering and mixing equipment that guarantees very fast demoulding times and optimal distribution of the resin across the entire mould surface. The first industrial results of an innovative project named CRESIM (Carbon Recycling by Epoxy Special Impregnation), finally aimed at the development of proper processing methods for the manufacture of CFRP parts using recycled carbon fibres. According to the company, this Life+ EU-sponsored project addresses fully the waste reuse issue by demonstrating a new innovative manufacturing process which will potentially reuse up to 100 % of the carbon fibre waste and scraps from different industrial sectors, transforming a costing environmental problem of today in an opportunity of greening the production processes and getting economic benefit for tomorrow.The equipment for the wind-power industry, that is rewarding Cannon with growing volumes of business worldwide, thanks to the availability of dedicated low-pressure resin dispensers for the infusion of epoxy formulations in the largest blades, manufactured for off-shore and conventional wind turbines. A number of new developments (including innovative de-gassing systems, a dedicated gluing machine, a third-component metering device) will be illustrated. According to Cannon, all the above mentioned machines and turn-key solutions are today available for parts manufacturers based across the five continents: The company says its extended network of direct offices and agencies guarantees prompt local service, availability of spare parts, technical and marketing assistance. An international team of specialists in polyurethane and composites technologies will welcome all the interested visitors at the Cannon stand.

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