Here automotive customers can team up with Henkel experts to develop and test composite parts and to figure out the best production process conditions to make their ideas market-ready.
OEMs and Tier 1s are constantly seeking cost-effective processes suitable for production of more than 10,000 parts per year. They also want custom-formulated, fast-curing resins for use in short production cycles. This magnifies the importance of having reliable partners with in-house test capabilities, which are close to series production conditions. That’s why Henkel has opened its composite lab, where customers can do trials using high-pressure resin transfer molding (HP-RTM) equipment. The HP-RTM machine includes a 380-ton press and injection system for polyurethanes and epoxy materials.
July 6, 2016