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Injection Molding Compounding
The injection molding compounder is an highly energy efficient production technology. The processing is done in “single-heat” at lower working temperatures and shorter residence times and therefore less material stress . The molten material exits the extruder and is directly transferred into the injection unit using a heated melt line and a melt accumulator. After the shot volume is reached, a conventional injection molding process starts and the part can be produced.
The unique concept of the injection molding compounder at the Department of Pol-ymer Engineering enables the production of innovative nano-reinforced thermoplastics, so called polymer nanocomposites (PNCs) in a temperature range up to 400 °C.
- Optimization of the process technology of the injection molding compounder
- Use of nanofillers as synergists to improve
- mechanical properties,
- flame resistance,
- barrier properties and
- increasing the thermal conductivity
- Improvement of the intercalation and exfoliation of nanoscale fillers with new concepts in process control
- • Improved processability of highly viscous polymer melts