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Kurtz Webinar “Thermo Coating/IMPFC”

The Kurtz Demo Center presents technologies for the processing of particle foams – in presence or live, as required!

Kurtz Particle Foam Machines has launched its webinar series with the topic “Thermo Coating/IMPFC (In Mould Particle Foam Coating) Processing”. In the 60-minute web lecture, Kurtz Product Manager Sebastian Schreck looks at the innovative process from all sides, followed by a machine demonstration live from the Kurtz Democenter.

The webinar series started with web trainings for the subsidiaries Kurtz Ersa, Inc. in the USA and Kurtz Ersa Asia; the first webinars for customers worldwide will follow
The webinar series started with web trainings for the subsidiaries Kurtz Ersa, Inc. in the USA and Kurtz Ersa Asia; the first webinars for customers worldwide will follow

Particle foam with an appealing surface

One of the biggest challenges of particle foam mouldings for end-user viewing applications is the traditionally unappealing and colloquially referred to “Styrofoam part surface”. On this conventional surface, individual particle foam beads stand out with corresponding imprints from filling injectors, vapor deposition nozzles and ejectors. This surface can be overcome with the thermo coating process – to a surface similar to injection moulding on the particle foam carrier element. All the technical advantages of the particle foam are thus automatically still integrated in the moulded part.

Basic process: THERMO SELECT with up to 75% reduced mould volume and up to 80% reduced steam consumption

Variotherm mould temperature control forms the basis for a processing method without direct water cooling and the ability to achieve the correspondingly required mould surface temperatures. The elimination of water in the mould leads to the general avoidance of surface defects. The steam entering the mould can no longer condense on the mould surface and is thus used exclusively for welding the material beads.


Add-On: Thermo-Coating Process

Monomaterial moulded parts with particle foam carrier element and corresponding surface layer of hard plastic of the same base raw material. Plastic granulate powder is introduced into the mould, melted and backfoamed with the particle foam. The process enables completely new areas of application for particle foam parts.


With further webinars from the Demo Center, Kurtz remains in close dialog with customers and interested parties as an alternative to demo demonstrations as face-to-face events.


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