In the field of metering machine technology Hennecke showcased the Qfoam XL, a newcomer to the Qfoam series and the Elastoline F, a complete new development for processing cast elastomers. In addition, the company presented sample parts to give a practical demonstration of its wide range of technologies and applications. A so-called "field joint", a roughly 2.3 t pipe section of the Nord Stream Pipeline with polyurethane fitting, proved to be a "crowd puller. Various samples from the automotive sector were also on show.
One of them was an instrument panel from the new BMW 5 GT, which - thanks to PUR-CSM technology - has an very good look and feel combined with weight and cost reduction. It has recently won an SPE Automotive Award in the "body interior category.
According to Hennecke, the company held more than 800 talks with visitors from over 70 countries. Several projects were concluded, comprising a large-scale order from a new customer in the area of continuous slabstock production and a complex PUR-CSM plant for manufacturing light-weight trunk floors (sandwich honeycomb technology). In addition, a standardised metering machine for processing cast elastomers was sold. Moreover, a number of further projects and cooperations was discussed which Hennecke expects to lead to very good business opportunities in the coming months.