Report by Liz White, editor
At the K2010 exhibition in Dusseldorf, Hennecke GmbH sold a spray machine from the stand, according to Dieter Muller, regional sales manager, who added that business is going well for the German polyurethane equipment specialist.
Hennecke’s advantage is that it doesn’t have to concentrate on one specific sector – automotive or mattresses. “We have a complete variety of units,” and you can survive better with a wide spread, Muller said.
Hennecke was promoting its Elastoline generation of low-pressure elastomer machine, “the only low- pressure machine Hennecke builds,” said Muller. This modular unit can be used for all types of elastomer formulations, because of its high flexibility, he pointed out.
Advanced mixhead techno logy using hyhdraulic controls for extremely short changeover and excellent metering quality is another advantage, according to Hennecke.
Also, “Our spray technology is really booming,” said Muller, pointing to two different projects, one in hybrid CSM (composite spray moulding) technology for Otto Bock Kunststoff GmbH to develop a foolproof spray skin process using a range of its own formulation s. Otto Bock also wants to use the system to test and optimise formulations for moulded foam.
The equipment has separate feed lines for moulded foam and spray, which may be utilised in combination at some stage.
North America spraying skins
Thin-ski n spray is also getting into the US market more now, Muller indicated,…