Lemforde, Germany -- BASF has opted for a Cannon machine to produce polyurethane insulating panels in a new pilot line, according to BASF.
The new flat laminating line produces panels up to 10m long using two different application techniques, said the release.
‘Flat coating’ is an open mould process while ‘injection technology’ that “optimally delivers the polyurethane into the closed mould using a novel mixing head” is another process.
Andrea Eisenhardt, head of product development for PU rigid foam at BASF, said: “At our testing centre, we can now implement a wide range of state-of-the-art projects and accurately replicate our customers' production processes."
To accommodate the flat laminating line, a new 900m2 centre was built in Lemforde, Germany. Installations for the development of other polyurethane applications such as insulated pipelines will also be accommodated at the site, said the press release.
Sandwich panels of PU rigid foam are used in refrigeration applications.