More than 1000 processors, 400 from outside Germany, accepted the invite from Munich, Germany last week and made their way to the parallel customer events organized by plastics processing machinery manufacturer KraussMaffei’s three technology divisions: injection molding, extrusion, and reaction processing. All-electric injection molding machines, direct extrusion lines, and processing of polyurethane (PUR) composites were in the spotlight at the event, which was held at the company’s headquarters.
KraussMaffei’s open house was a showcase for a number of different technologies, including this line for inline compounding and extrusion of highly filled three-layer PP pipe.
“I’m delighted that today, we once again had the opportunity to demonstrate our combined know-how in these three decisive technologies,” said Dietmar Straub, CEO of KraussMaffei AG, who emphasized that the company’s ability to supply all three processing technologies continues to be a strongpoint as processors take on more work and, often, new plastics processes. “Over 50% of our guests today registered for not one but two, or even three, of the Spotlights,” said Straub.
During the event, the manufacturer’s injection molding machinery division demonstrated its whole spectrum of energy-saving, all-electric machines in its AX and EX series, while the extrusion technology division showcased a direct extrusion (integrating compounding and extrusion into a single system) line for producing three-layer PP pipe with a highly-filled core layer. On the PUR front, the company showcased its Long Fiber Injection (LFI) molding process. —[email protected]