Injection and Compression Molding

The research group for injection and compression molding works on material and process development for the large-scale manufacturing of material systems with thermoplastic and thermosetting matrices and  flowing characteristics.  

Injection molding equipment to process thermoset and thermoplastic resin systems
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Injection molding equipment to process thermoset and thermoplastic resin systems

Thermoplastic foam injection molding

In thermoplastic foam injection molding a blowing agent is introduced into the polymer melt, causing the molding compound to expand after injection into the mold cavity.

Long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics in direct injection molding processes (LFT-D-IM)

The combination of compounding with injection molding technology to form a single process provides plastic processors with new, innovative methods of improving mechanical properties.

Long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics in direct compression molding processes (LFT-D-CM)

Long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics offer a wide range of possibilities for the manufacture of semi-structural components.

Sheet molding compound (SMC)

SMC enables lightweight solutions to be developed for application fields characterized by high mechanical, chemical and thermal demands.

Polyurethane fiber spraying

Polyurethane fiber spraying is an extremely flexible process which can be used in the manufacture of long-fiber-reinforced polyurethane components and polyurethane-based sandwich structures.