Linde North America Inc. will introduce the Plastinum Foam Injection Molding process at NPE2018, in Booth S24207.
Linde also will showcase injection molding and cooling technologies — especially cooling in sultry Orlando, Fla.!
According to Linde, Plastinum is a less expensive, more-flexible process for lightweighting parts than other current foaming processes. With Plastinum, resin pellets are impregnated with carbon dioxide in Linde's new equipment, before injection molding. That allows physical foaming done in conventional injection molding machines without the need to retrofit them for foam, and adding more expensive and larger equipment, according to Linde.
Yizumi-HPM Corp. will feature Plastinum GAIM C, for gas-assisted molding, at the injection molding machinery company's exhibit, at Booth W3343. The Linde process also is called eGAIM, for enhanced gas-assist injection molding. The technology uses liquid carbon dioxide instead of nitrogen, and company officials claim that cuts cooling cycle times by up to 35 percent.
Linde officials will discuss how carbon dioxide also can be used to spot-cool molds. Linde also will feature inert gas metering equipment, as well as the automated Cryoclean carbon dioxide snow cleaning technology.