MuCell® Injection Molding

With the MuCell® molding process, which involves a physical foaming process for thermoplastics, the development of a foam structure is created by the addition of nitrogen or carbon dioxide to the synthetic molten material. This leads to weight reduction, the elimination of sink marks, and a general improvement of flow properties.

Typical applications are construction components for continuous-flow hot-water heaters made from glass fiber-reinforced polyamid. In contrast to water heaters made from metal pipes, heaters produced from synthetic materials are popular by virtue of their significantly lower production costs. However, one issue is that the construction parts become distorted after injection molding. This problem can be solved with the aid of MuCell technology. In this manner, the MuCell process also enables the scaling of thin areas in the building component, whereas wall thicknesses of 1mm in compact injection molding cannot be prepared.

Since 2005, licensing fees have been waived for MuCell, thus accelerating this technology into the market. Together with the technology partners ENGEL and Trexel, FKT covers the complete process chain for physical foaming technology with the MuCell process. In doing so, the injection molding machine builder and automation expert ENGEL, the mold construction firm FKT, and Trexel, the developer of MuCell technology combine their expertise for highly efficient and application-specific solutions.

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