Milan, Italy -- Cannon Group will be present at PU China 2012, to be held in Shenzhen, China, 18-20 Sept, where its local branch, Cannon Far East, will present the latest technological developments in the field of polyurethane and composites processing, among which are:
• High and low-pressure mixing heads & dosing units: advanced solutions for general purpose foams and specialised applications such as filled and reinforced formulations, multicomponent and multi-hardness foaming, micro-shots, high-outputs, spray, cavity filling, pipe insulation, gasketing and potting.
• The new vacuum-based foaming technology, Cannon VAI (vacuum assisted injection), a major achievement in the field of domestic refrigerators, used in combination with the Pascal PU chemical system developed by Dow Europe. Cannon says this technology, launched in Shanghai in 2011, "is in full operation at two of the major Chinese manufacturers of domestic refrigerators and freezers, exceeding the expectations of the customers in terms of reliability, productivity and foam's characteristics."
• The Cannon JL mixing head, whose design Cannon claims is a significant innovation, giving more laminar flow, higher output and no injectors to calibrate and operate. The Cannon JL enhances the foaming performances of several blowing agents currently used in production (hydrocarbons, HFC 245fa, methyl formate, carbon dioxide, etc). "This mixing head meets the expectations of the world largest manufacturers of domestic refrigerators and already found a place in their most modern production lines," the company says.
Other Cannon developments on display will include complete plants for producing flexible and rigid slabstock foams; technologies for manufacturing thermal insulation panels; solutions for insulation of pipes with rigid PU foams; and the range of Cannon solutions dedicated to automotive and transport, in particular for flexible seats and car interior parts.
PIC: An automotive seating line which Cannon recently refurbished for a customer to use in a seating plant in China.