Our process technology development lab complements BASF Engineering
Plastics' support of customers in not only a knowledge of materials
and design, but also an intimate knowledge of plastics processing
technologies - both standard and advanced. BASF Engineering
Plastics has made significant investments to equip its process
technology laboratory and staff industry-experienced personnel
to provide customers support all the way from prototype to the
production end of the product development cycle. Some of our
process capabilities are listed below.
Our injection molding capabilities for product and process development
and customer prototyping support include:
For co-injection and overmolding prototyping and development
support, BASF Engineering Plastics has a 150-metric-ton Battenfeld
twin-barrel co-injection molding machine. This machine is capabile
of producing co-injection molded, sandwich type structures as
well as two shot, overmolded parts.
Fluid Assisted Injection Molding
Fluid assisted injection molding is one of the advanced molding
technologies supported by BASF Engineering Plastics. Our laboratory
possesses both Cinpres water injection and gas injection equipment,
with the capability of water injection and gas injection individually,
or as gas-water hybrid processes. Fluid assist processes are
possible on our 400 ton Engel, 170 ton Van Dorn and 150 metric
ton Battenfeld co-injection molding machines.
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Our extrusion capabilities incluce a 2.5-in. Royle Extrusion
line. The process technology laboratory supports our customers
and development efforts in tubing, cable jacketing, and pipe.