Ultrasion using ultrasound to improve processing

By Roger Renstrom
Correspondent

Published: April 5, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Machinery, NPE 2012

ORLANDO, FLA. (April 5, 5:25 p.m. ET) — Spain-based technology start-up Ultrasion SL aims to use ultrasound to improve processing of plastics, aluminum and magnesium.

“Ultasound can excite materials” without need for thermal energy, said Xavier Plantà, general manager of Ultrasion and innovation director of technology incubator Fundació Privada Ascomm. Both are located in a technology park in Cerdanyola del Vallè, Spain, near Barcelona.

Ultrasion was formed in July 2010 and, in May, anticipates delivering Sonorus-brand prototype processing units to research institutions Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and Universitat de Girona in Girona.

“We have two potential commercial customers, one each in Switzerland and the Netherlands,” Plantà said.

Plantà said the system to transfer market technologies based on ultrasounds is priced at €80,000 (US$106,500).

The Ascomm organization employs about 200 in a center for creating new plastics, metals and stamping technologies and providing licenses to end users. Ascomm operated with a 2011 budget of €12 million (US$16 million) from private sources.

Ultrasion with four employees is among five Ascomm-aligned incubator operations with total employment of about 50.


Comments

Ultrasion using ultrasound to improve processing

By Roger Renstrom
Correspondent

Published: April 5, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Gear pump maker Witte expands in Germany and USA

July 25, 2014 2:15 pm ET

Witte Pumps & Technology GmbH, the German maker of gear pumps for extrusion, has moved into a new headquarters factory in the Hamburg area, and the...    More

Image

Munson Machinery expanding assembly, testing operations

July 22, 2014 2:02 pm ET

Munson Machinery Co. Inc. is expanding its headquarters factory by about one-third in Utica, N.Y., where the company makes mixing, blending and size-...    More

Image

Windmöller & Hölscher looking to continued growth in China

July 21, 2014 3:40 pm ET

With 2013 global sales of 600 million euros, China has grown into an important export market for Windmöller & Hölscher KG, second only to the United...    More

Image

Thermoforming Technology Group adds Lyle Industries to its portfolio

July 18, 2014 2:48 pm ET

Thermoforming Technology Group LLC has expanded its thermoforming equipment presence with the acquisition of Lyle Industries Inc.    More

Image

Milacron names Gallagher COO

July 17, 2014 1:41 pm ET

U.S. machinery maker Milacron LLC has named John J. Gallagher III as Chief Operating Officer for its Melt Delivery & Control Systems, Fluid Technologi...    More

Market Reports

Plastics Recyclers Data Report & Directory

This exclusive MS Excel database contains all the companies from Plastics News' ranking of top North American Recyclers and Brokers by reprocessed volume and also includes a directory with materials processes, services offered and company contact information. Data is based on primary research by PN editorial staff.

Learn more

2014 Injection Molding Industry Report

GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT FOR INJECTION MOLDERS IN 2014

In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.

Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.

Learn more

Shale Gas Market - Analysis of North American Region

This report highlights the impact of shale-based natural gas on the North American plastics market and features an in-depth analysis of production trends in the United States during 2013 and a forecast for 2014 and beyond.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events