Evonik Industries AG, a German industrial and chemicals group, has opened a CoverForm center in
Evonik worked with KraussMaffei AG to develop CoverForm, which the company already has introduced in Europe and plans to launch in the
KM used its experience in injection molding and reaction injection technology.
Evonik developed a product combination of a specialty Plexiglas molding compound and a solvent-free acrylic reactive system for the coating.
CoverForm works by applying a liquid acrylic coating into the mold right after injection molding. Then, a final compression molding step spreads the coating over the part. The technology substantially cuts fabrication costs for scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant plastic parts, since it eliminates the need for a separate coating step.
At the 2009 Materialica trade show in
Sven Schr"bel, CoverForm project manager, said Evonik will work on CoverForm applications for anti-reflective and electrically conductive coatings.
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