Singapore -- Rim Polymers Industries has launched a Research and Development laboratory at its Singapore headquarters. This new 'showroom' has been revitalised with all-new machines and equipment costing about $1 million. This showcase is integrated with the group's technology, after-sales, and R&D divisions.
Among breakthroughs claimed by the Singapore operation is a new 4-Streams 'L' mix-head with spacer and high-speed Beckoff PC software, designed for moulding car seats sing 4-components and high-resilience flexible foam.
Rim Polymers ceo Oei Tan Hsing says its patent impending 5-components premix equipment will also be on show. "This unique and precise technology enables our clients to mix polyol with cyclopentane, 245fa, 365mfa, and 134a with different formulation." Rim Polymers' implementation has allowed many clients to save on overall production and material cost and increase their products insulation efficiency, Oei added, in a 14 Sept announcement.
Rim Polymers claims to have developed Asia's first spray equipment for producing PU skin, and says overseas clients and renowned chemical suppliers have flown-in to witness a live demonstration. "The unit was subsequently bought and shipped immediately to cater for a major order," Oei said.
A new powder-blending machine, specially designed for abrasive fillers, has aroused much interest. "We use a different method and technology to blend the fillers with polyol, compared to conventional ways," said Oei. Rim Polymer is currently working on a joint-development programme with one of the biggest foamer in Europe, and this has stimulated interest from the Singapore Government -- who is endorsing and supporting the company in monetary and manpower terms.