CHICAGO (Aug. 1, 2:20 p.m. EDT) — Liquid Control Decker of Palm City, Fla., introduced a polyure-thane skin applicator and an automated, form-in-place-gasketing work cell.
The high-pressure, recirculating applicator with an impingement mixer sprays an elastomeric coating into a mold to form a skin backed with foam for seating applications in marine, automotive and recreational vehicle applications. The C-Spray reaction injection molding gun and metering-tempering unit start at $40,000. Testing began in late 2002 with the first commercial use planned for August.
Liquid Control Decker has installed two of the automated Excell 500 work cells since February. Each complete cell combines an automation platform and a dispensing unit with a Paradyne mix head for about $140,000. The equipment can dispense adhesive to bond HEPA filter media into channels, nonfoaming elastomer urethane for shoe insoles or urethane foam for automotive filters.
Liquid Control Decker is a business unit of Liquid Control Corp. of North Canton, Ohio.