PME Fluidtec GmbH is marketing a way to use water-assist injection molding to make two-part products like automotive tubing.
Water injection makes hollow parts at reduced cycle times. The tubing has a glass-filled nylon exterior and polypropylene interior.
There is no risk that glass fibers or other fillers will be washed out of the plastic matrix, according to the company. Another advantage of water-assist molding: the part walls are uniform and thinner than automotive tubing made by other processes, the company said.
PME Fluidtec is based in Kappel-Grafenhausen, Germany. The company is represented in the United States by Gain Technologies Inc. of Shelby Township, Mich., near Macomb.
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