Murray Hill & New Providence, N.J., U.S., March 12, 2015 – A new gas-assist injection molding (GAIM) technology from Linde LLC will be demonstrated at the Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Booth W623 during NPE 2015 in Orlando, Fla., March 23-27.
The technology, known as enhanced Gas-Assist Injection Molding (eGAIM), leverages the pressure and cooling attributes of liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) to reduce cycle times by cooling hollow-channeled parts from the inside. The patented eGAIM system has been shown to reduce cooling cycles by 30 percent or more compared to nitrogen systems.
The Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Systec 280 Servo injection molding machine demonstration will also be utilizing an engineered polycarbonate resin from A. Schulman, Inc. (Fairlawn, OH) for the injection molding of the tubular handles.
Linde is helping plastic injection molders reduce cycle times, increase production and solve hot spot challenges with advanced CO2 or liquid nitrogen supply and control systems, featured at booth S33188.
Linde’s PLASTINUMTM family of precision metering, cooling, pressure boosting and control systems also include:
1. High-pressure nitrogen boosting system for traditional Gas-Assist Injection Molding (GAIM)
2. Spot cooling system for mold hot spots
3. High-pressure CO2 metering system for extrusion foaming
Precision cooling and pressurizing systems are important for manufacturing a range of engineered plastics parts for automotive, medical, aerospace, electronics, appliance and military applications. Inert gases may cool the polymer products from in or outside a mold, or just focus on a specific hot spot.
The Linde plastics team reviews processing challenges and develops solutions for injection-molding, foaming and plastic part painting and coating, as well as manufacturers and designers of plastics parts. For more information, visit NPE Booth S33188 (www.lindeplastics.com), or call 800-755-9277.
For more information about engineered resins, contact A. Schulman (www.aschulman.com) at 330-666-3751.
About Linde LLC in North America
Linde LLC is a member of The Linde Group. In the 2013 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of USD 23.1 bn (EUR 16.655 bn), making it the largest gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 63,500 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.