KraussMaffei: Cooperation with Dieffenbacher
KraussMaffei’s Reaction Process Machinery division, Munich, Germany, and Dieffenbacher (DSE), Eppingen, Germany, agreed on April 15, 2010 to cooperate on sales of systems for high-pressure resin injection (high pressure RTM). The new alliance between the two companies addresses a rapidly expanding market, because of the growing use of CFP parts in the automotive industry.
The two major advantages for customers are the ability of the two alliance partners to supply turnkey solutions worldwide and the time and effort saved by dealing with a single contact partner for all the elements of the system. These can be decisive advantages in an important market – because high pressure RTM is set to play a key role in producing carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFP) parts for the automotive industry. Current market demand for components for electric and hybrid cars confirms this trend.
An important aspect of the cooperation between KraussMaffei and Dieffenbacher will be developing the process further, for example, shortening the reaction (curing) time. This is important because process time is a critical factor in productivity and return on investment.
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