Bridgewater, N.J., U.S., February 2, 2018 – At the National Plastics Exposition (NPE) 2018, Linde LLC will introduce PLASTINUM® Foam Injection Molding technology, a less expensive, more flexible process for light-weighting molded plastic parts than currently available foaming processes. The physical foaming process is particularly suitable for automotive, white-goods, and medical parts manufacturers who are using conventional injection molding machines and are looking for an alternative to existing chemical and physical foaming processes. NPE will take place May 7 -11 in Orlando, Fla.
With the PLASTINUM Foam Injection Molding technology, plastic pellets are impregnated with carbon dioxide (CO2) in Linde’s revolutionary new equipment prior to the injection molding machine. This system allows for physical foaming in conventional injection molding machines without retrofitting for foam and adding more expensive and larger equipment, thus reducing equipment and raw material costs.
In addition to its new technology, Linde will also feature its innovative PLASTINUM® portfolio of CO2 gas technologies including the enhanced gas-assist injection molding (eGAIM) system, spot cooling technology for injection molds, and inert gas metering equipment. Also featured is Linde’s automated CRYOCLEAN® CO2 snow cleaning technology,
PLASTINUM GAIM C (eGAIM) Reduces Cooling Cycles by up to 35%
Linde’s PLASTINUM GAIM C (also known as Enhanced Gas Assist Injection Molding - eGAIM) system will be demonstrated at the Yizumi-HPM Corporation booth (W3343) during NPE 2018. The eGAIM system can reduce cycle times up to 35 percent compared to nitrogen systems. Leveraging the pressure and cooling properties of liquid CO2, the patented PLASTINUM GAIM C system produces better surface characteristics and enables more consistent part quality.
Linde PLASTINUM Temp S (Spot Cooling) Improves Part Quality, Cuts Mold Cycle Times
Linde will feature a spot mold cooling demonstration unit at its booth. The PLASTINUM Temp S-CO2spot cooling technology is used to internally cool cores as small as 0.025” in diameter. It distributes cooling to difficult-to-reach parts, decreasing cycle time up to 50% while maintaining or improving part quality. It can also be used to eliminate sink marks on class ‘A’ surfaces.
For more information, visit the Linde NPE booth #S24207, or contact Linde (www.lindeus.com), 800-755-9277.
About Linde LLC in North America
Linde LLC is a member of The Linde Group. In the 2016 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of USD 17.9 bn (EUR 16.948 bn), making it one of the leading gases and engineering companies in the world, with approximately 60,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business, with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
For more information, visit www.lindeus.com