From insulin pen caps to automotive door modules: Follow the Circular Economy at first hand
At the KraussMaffei booth in Duesseldorf, interested visitors can get a live experience of the entire material cycle: from polypropylene virgin material used in the production process via re-compounding right through to the finished reclaimed material. The PX 200-1400 injection molding machine equipped with a 96-fold tool produces insulin pen caps from PP. On the downstream mill, these caps are subsequently shredded to regrind. The resulting reclaimed material is transferred by appropriate conveying systems into the ZE 28 BluePower twin-screw extruder in UltraGlide version with a processing section length of 44 D. Thanks to the UltraGlide feature, the screws can be removed automatically from the processing section for cleaning purposes, while the extruder with its ideal ratio between screw volume and torque ensures optimum melt homogenization and color dispersion. Glass fibers and additives as required for applications in the automotive industry, for instance, can be incorporated via additional gravimetric loss-in-weight feeders.
KraussMaffei at K 2022 Hall 15, booth C15/C24-D24
For more information, visit kraussmaffei.com.