Munich, Germany - KraussMaffei will be showcasing polyurethane parts and composite moulding processes during the JEC Composites Show in Paris from 24 - 26 Mar 2009.
A major focus of the company stand will be on making large parts of fibre-reinforced polyurethane, with a high-gloss surface finish, produced in the mould.
Composite moulding processes cover long-fibre injection moulding (LFI), composite spraying (FCS) reinforced reaction injection moulding (RRIM), structural component spraying (SCS), and resin transfer moulding (RTM), the company said 16 Feb.
In the LFI process, the long glass reinforcing fibres are chopped from an endless roving and wetted in the mixing head with the polyurethane mix. Fillers in the PUR prevent the glass fibres spoiling the quality of the surface finish. The part is then pressed and compression moulded into shape, ensuring that no air bubbles form in the material, the company added. (RD)