Sorcole to install first Milacron coinjection press equipped with MuCell

Officials from Trexel Inc., Milacron and Sorcole

Officials from Trexel Inc., Milacron and Sorcole

The first Milacron monosandwich coinjection moulding press equipped with MuCell will be installed in the beginning of 2017 at German processor Sorcole, and available for customer trials and samples.

Trexel, the developer of the MuCell microcellular foaming technology, announced the news.

Trexel and Sorcole have worked together for many years, according to Hartmut Traut, Trexel’s CEO and business director of Europe.

“Recently, both companies have been increasingly confronted by the challenges of producing aesthetically acceptable lightweight parts,” he said.

Milacron’s monsandwich process, developed in the 1990s, uses a standard injection moulding machine equipped with a secondary extruder.

The technology offers a process that can produce high-quality parts with solid skin around a core of physically foamed material.

That opens up new applications, for example, using recycled material with filler for the foamed core, the companies said.

Sorcole is getting a  MuCell monosandwich machine, with 800 tonnes of clamping force.

Sorcole, based in Hutturm, Germany, now has installed three MuCell injection moulding machines, ranging in clamping force from 400-1,300 tonnes.

Trexel is based in Wilmington, Massachusetts, US.

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