Showcase 25 September 2017
Field of innovation Bio-based plastics

Process optimization with biopolymers

In the processing of biopolymers into technically demanding plastic components through injection moulding the processing parameters have to be individually adjusted. In close collaboration with the customer, the suitability of biopolymers for use in cable glands was successfully verified.

Due to sustainability reasons, biopolymers are experiencing growing popularity. However, the application possibilities for the production of technically demanding plastic components have to be assessed in detail. In close collaboration with the customer, Lapp Engineering has investigated the suitability of biopolymers for use in cable glands.

Challenge:

In the processing of biopolymers into cable glands through injection molding the processability of the polymers and the achievable properties play a central role. Since there is only little empirical data for biopolymers available in this area, the suitability has to be tested thoroughly for every particular case. In addition, the processing parameters have to be individually adjusted as compared to those for conventional plastics.

Requirements:

  • Processable with standard equipment
  • The same cycle time as for the reference material
  • Compliance with all customer specifications

Process:

First, the processability of selected, commercially available biopolymers was evaluated through studies of the flow…

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Research and development
    Material development

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Lapp Engineering & Co.

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Dr. Pascal Wolfer

Lapp Engineering & Co.

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