St Augustin, Germany-At PU CHINA 2006, Hennecke GmbH-a subsidiary of Bayer MaterialScience AG-will introduce two innovations, participating in the fair under the name of its new Hennecke Maruka Shanghai operation, which was established earlier this year.
For 20 years now, Hennecke says, it has "enjoyed good business relations with China, delivering state-of-the-art PU machinery and plants for the automotive, construction, refrigeration and upholstered furniture industries on a regular basis." As Hennecke says, the company was active in Asia "before the China boom."
The new Hennecke Maruka Shanghai operation was set up as a joint venture with Japan's MEG-Maruka to "better meet the increasing demands of the regional markets and to provide more intensive support for the customers," Hennecke said.
At PU China, Hennecke-Maruka Shanghai will present a more advanced version of Hennecke's BaseLine high-pressure metering machine (see picture). As well as advantages such as compact design, integrated tanks and speedy start-up using the 'plug-and-play' approach, Hennecke said this new BaseLine provides increased output rate-up to 2800 g/s-as well as an innovative control system.
Hennecke specialists have combined a completely new PLC automation system with modules from the well-known WINTRONIC control system used in the TopLine HKA graphic touch screen panel made by Siemens features a novel combination of touch screen technology and additional function keys. Along with the sophisticated Hennecke software, this "opens up a broad range of applications and advanced functionality for the user," claims the Germany-based equipment supplier.
The group's stand will also focus on PUR-CSM (Composite Spray Moulding) technology at the Chinese trade fair. PUR-CSM consists of various field-proven PU spray technologies for making weight-reduced, non-reinforced or fibre-reinforced components or compound mouldings made of unfilled or filled PU systems. Components made using this technology have "outstanding properties," Hennecke says: they are lightweight while at the same time offering high load-bearing capacity and are specifically sound-absorbing or fire-retardant.
Hennecke comments that, since the CSM process is based on a single machine concept, the different spraying variants can be selectively combined. Today, these spraying methods are successfully employed primarily in the automotive industry and the sanitary sector.
CSM in automotive applications will be covered by Hennecke in a seminar on automotive products to be held at PU CHINA 2006, in a paper called, "PUR-Composite Spray Moulding / Flexible PU Spray Technologies for Highest Demands."