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LG Electronics turns to KraussMaffei for electronic devices

The Korean developer and manufacturer of electronic devices has signed a cooperation agreement with plastics processing machinery manufacturer KraussMaffei to work together to drive technological development in plastics processing for electronics devices. LG also bought new injection molding machinery from KM.

PlasticsToday Staff

August 24, 2011

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LG Electronics turns to KraussMaffei for electronic devices

The Korean developer and manufacturer of electronic devices has signed a cooperation agreement with plastics processing machinery manufacturer KraussMaffei to work together to drive technological development in plastics processing for electronics devices. LG also bought new injection molding machinery from KM.

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LG's delegation visited KraussMaffei's Munich plant to sign a cooperation agreement and order new machines: (from left) Hyoung-Sik Hong, Sang-Don Park, Jae-Woong Yun, Juyeon Lee (all LG), Frank Peters (KraussMaffei), Steve Seo (LG), Bengt Schmidt, Don-Geun Kim, Marco Zorn, Yong-Jin Shin (KraussMaffei).

The agreement between LG Electronics (Pyeongtaek-si, Korea) and KraussMaffei (Munich, Germany) was signed at a ceremony in Munich. While in Germany, the Korean OEM also ordered more injection molding machines from KraussMaffei's MX series. The machines will be installed in the development department of LG Electronics' Mold Technology Center, currently under construction at its headquarters.

"We're delighted to announce this cooperation with LG Electronics. It shows that our partner recognizes our engineering know-how in injection and reaction molding and puts a high value on the benefits that come from integrating processes from both these fields of technology in multi-process systems such as CoverForm, SkinForm or ColorForm," said Frank Peters, divisional manager at KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH.

The companies have been cooperating for three years, when KraussMaffei shipped its first MX injection molding machines to LG Electronics.  "With our positive experience of the high quality of KraussMaffei machines and the company's comprehensive process know-how, this cooperation represents major progress in our development work," added Jae-Woong Yun, head of LG Electronics' Mold Technology Center.

The injection molding machines supplied were fitted with a number of specific process modules to include the processing machinery manufacturer's SpinForm module for the production of multi-component parts.

According to the electronics giant, the cooperative development focus is on new solutions for cost-competitive, efficient and variable production of plastic components for electronics equipment. "We see great potential for more efficient and better production of new applications through utilizing the know-how of KraussMaffei in combining injection and reaction molding technology," explains Jae-Woong Yun.

 

The delegation from LG visited KraussMaffei's Munich plant where they signed the cooperation agreement and ordered new MX machines: (from left) Hyoung-Sik Hong, Sang-Don Park, Jae-Woong Yun, Juyeon Lee (all LG), Frank Peters (KraussMaffei), Steve Seo (LG), Bengt Schmidt, Don-Geun Kim, Marco Zorn, Yong-Jin Shin (KraussMaffei).

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