[image_0]The US branch of the Rampf Group of companies is extending its production capacities to include customised contract manufacturing and an expansion of its sales and service unit. The product portfolio of Rampf Group, Inc. includes two-component plastic systems based on polyurethane, epoxy, and silicone, as well as mixing and dispensing systems for reliable processing of polymers, and modelling and mould engineering materials. Rampf Group, Inc. provides bonding, casting, and gasketing technologies from a single source. "High-quality products and future-focused investments through a financially strong holding company have resulted in eight-figure sales in the last fiscal year, states Jürgen Penker, Managing Director of Rampf Group Inc. The new company building in Atlanta was opened in June this year and is equipped with state-of-the-art machinery. "We currently have two new dispensing systems, which we use for various contract production jobs for customers. We are also using a specially designed production line to handle a large project in the field of renewable energies. [image_1_right] With Raku-Pur and Raku-Pox, Rampf Group, Inc. has a portfolio of electro casting resins based on polyurethane and epoxy for the automotive industry. The materials protect sensitive components from heat, moisture, dust, and dirt. Typical applications include casting of sensors, transformers, PCBs, and door locks. The bonding agents, based on polyurethane and epoxy resins, exhibit good adhesion to wood, plastic, Plexiglas, aluminium, and other materials. If the particular application requires greater temperature resistance or a soft, chemically resistant material, Raku-Sil silicones provide a solution for reliable sealing, bonding, and casting. The materials are processed by low-pressure mixing and dispensing systems, and all components can be customised. Rampf Holding, which serves as the parent company of Rampf Giessharze, Rampf Tooling, Rampf Dosiertechnik, Epucret Mineralgusstechnik, and Rampf Ecosystems, invested around USD 1.3 million in expanding the sites in Georgia, Alabama, and Michigan. Employee numbers are expected to increase by an additional 20 % by the end of the 2012/2013 fiscal year. The Rampf Group, Inc. is based in Wixom, MI, USA. The US location of the Rampf Group of companies offers the complete product and service portfolio of Rampf Giessharze, Rampf Dosiertechnik and Rampf Tooling. It has had its own liquid resin production facility in operation since 2008.Rampf Giessharze continues to cultivate its activities in the international electro casting resins market through its close collaboration with the Rampf Group's branches in Europe, the USA, China, and Japan. The German company is thus pooling its expertise in the manufacture and sale of polyurethane resins, hot and cold curing epoxy resin systems, and silicones for protecting electrical and electronic components. Its solutions have been certified to ISO/TS 16949 for series and replacement parts production in the automotive industry. The company also offers products with UL approval, high temperature resistance (B, F, H), and good chemical resistance. The international branches: Rampf Group, Inc., Rampf (Taicang) Co., Ltd. and Rampf Group Japan, K.K. offer the advantage of producing two-component electro casting resins, mixing and dispensing technologies, and technical support locally and in close proximity to the customer. As a system supplier of materials and machines, Rampf offers compact mixing and dispensing technology for processing one-, two-, and multi-component electro casting resins. For all customer-specific requirements, Rampf works on site with the customer to define the product-machine process and builds the specific system on a modular basis. Rampf dispensing systems are constructed using tried-and-tested standard components designed to suit any application. The numerous system types can be subdivided into basis dispensing systems, compact dispensing cells, and dispensing systems with robots. The Rampf portfolio also includes customised automation concepts such as manual systems, semi-automated solutions and fully automated systems with integrated handling robots, assembly workstations, conveyor systems, and curing ovens.According to the company, the biggest challenges for the future lie in the research and development of plastics based on renewable raw materials and in recycling residual production materials. For that very reason, the Rampf Group is investing in research into the potential uses of renewable raw materials for new electro casting resins.