The company also sees potential in many solid compounded or deep-draw
thermoforming applications where melt strength can expand the window of PP process performance.
The method was aimed at developing clearcoat systems to improve the deep-draw
processing and formability performance in precoated metal (PCM) sheets for automotive applications.
The facility expands on the company's deep-draw
and forming capabilities for various applications in diverse markets.
The metal stamping company accrued approximately $10 million in 2004 revenues and specializes in deep-draw
, MIG, TIG, and robotic welding.
The key to the shroud is a deep-draw
blow molding process that uses a sliding core and folding cavity.
Daniel Wyner, Shawmut Mills Vice President of Marketing, notes that in addition to greater elasticity in deep-draw
applications, the Demique headliner composite offers a much tighter control of thickness than was available in standard headliner foam laminates.
But it recently put its skills in deep-draw
vacuum forming to work on a luggage cover for aluminum wheelhouses that combines thermoplastic sheet and thermoset composite in an outsized laminated structure for a major manufacturer of mass-transit buses.
reports that it has successfully formed Riteflex thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) from Ticona into deep-draw
liners and containers with width-to-depth ratios as great as 1:4 and walls as thin as 0.
Among them were several new tilt-mold continuous inline machines, a new plug-assist model for deep-draw
parts, and a prototype pressure former that boasts new levels of productivity and energy savings in producing cups and packaging.
Then there's a deep-draw
thermoformed carpeted tub assembly.
containers can be created, with ratios of up to 5:1, without the stresses that have previously prevented plastic containers from being retortable, the company reports.
For automotive applications, Kurz has developed vacuum formable grades (including deep-draw
types) that can he tailored for hot stamping, in-mold decoration.