BASF plans live Ultracom demo; RTM process demo at Engel stand

BASF’s Ultracom package comprising continuous-fiber reinforced semifinished products; adapted overmolding compounds; and complementary engineering support will be showcased live at K 2013 at the material supplier’s stand (C21/D21 in hall 5)

Visitors to BASF’s booth will be able view a live demo of production of a multi-part hard-shell case. Pre-manufactured Ultralaminate thermoplastic laminate inserts will first be subjected to a plasma treatment to ensure optimal adhesion to the soft component, and then be placed by a robot (from FTP Co.) into a mold from Glittenberg. In the core step, Ultralaminate will be overmolded with the Ultramid (PA) rigid component and the Elastollan (TPU) soft component. Every two half-shells manufactured in this way can be assembled to form a lockable case. The injection molding machine is being provided by Arburg Co.; while the plastic colorants are based on pigments from BASF....

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