Munich, Germany-based KraussMaffei AG is offering a new in-mold painting process, for turning out high-gloss poly¼urethane parts made by long-fiber injection molding.
A paint layer is sprayed directly onto the mold surface. Next, a spray mixing head applies a barrier coating on top of the paint. The LFI layer is poured into the mold, the mold is closed and clamped shut.
Harita Seating Systems Ltd. is using the new painting process making tractor engine covers at its factory in Hosur, India.
In KraussMaffei's LFI process, the reinforcing glass fibers are wetted with the polyurethane in the mixing head itself.
The company's U.S. operation is in Florence, Ky.
Tel. 859-283-0200, fax 859-283-0290.