In his editorial and a multi-page specialist article in the February edition of KUNSTSTOFFE [Plastics], Dr. Doriat from the Carl Hanser Verlag in Munich addresses vaporless processing and the in-situ functionalization of particle foams. The text focuses on technologies from FOX Velution GmbH in Nuremberg, which was founded in February 2015 from the Process Development department of our Plastics Competence Center. These processes are being further developed in cooperation with FILL and four other industrial and research partners: The common goal is automated production equipment for energy-efficient and cost-effective volume production of highly integrated lightweight solutions.
We are actively supporting this joint research project with a specially designed mold carrier for the FOX Particle Foam Technical Center on the premises of Hofmann - Ihr Impulsgeber in Lichtenfels (North Bavaria). In addition, we recently commissioned a tunnel furnace for continuous infrared pre-foaming of microgranules charged with blowing agent at Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH.
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