Stable processes from start to finish
The greatest challenge when processing liquid silicone is surely its low viscosity. The mold and injection unit must close with an extremely tight seal to attain a stable process. In addition, the temperature control is the reverse of that for thermoplastics. The mold is heated to start the curing process. When large molds (two cavities) are used, injection molding machines with extra-wide platens are ideal, for example the variants of the all-electric PX series. With their highly robust mechanical systems, they guarantee reliable operation here as well. Thanks to their precision metering and injection unit and the perfect seal, KraussMaffei machines offer ideal conditions for reliable manufacturing of silicone products.
Existing systems can also be brought up to speed for SilocSet technology. As a general contractor, KraussMaffei provides its customers with an experienced partner network, for example manufacturers of high-quality molds and experienced material manufacturers. Silicone is a growth market where continued high rates of increase are forecasted in the next several years. Producers who want to take part can do so with the right partner while taking minimal risk.