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20 April 2015

With the new technical center in Bremen, and an expansion of the machine pool, Actega DS is optimising the product-specific material developments.

The company will therefore be able to develop and offer innovations required by the market even more quickly – and better optimized for the requirements. Such as, for example, the technology for PVC-free seals for metal-vacuum closures, and the PROVALIN® sealing compound which contains neither PVC nor phthalate. The range of services available to cust

A Sacmi PMC 250 for the manufacture of crown corks was brought into service in the applications laboratory. In future this machine will allow to carry out advance testing of new products under development more effectively and to parameterize them. This will save valuable time and money. The purpose for this crown cork manufacturing machines is not the commercial production of crown corks, but the acceleration and optimization of development projects. Material tests can be performed directly. Therefore it is possible to find out immediately whether the materials can be processed satisfactorily. Forward-looking innovations can therefore be implemented in a prompt, customer-oriented manner. Such as, for example, one of the most important innovations in the crown cork segment since the introduction of the PVC-free liner in Europe in the 1980s, namely the sealing compound for low gauge crown corks which has been successfully brought to market, working together with partners from the closures and drinks industries. 

In the efficient manufacture of optimal plastic formulae, the technical center now also avails of the tie-bar-less Engel Victory 120 tech injection-molding machine. Now that operation of the machine has started, the preparation of material formulations with optimized properties is possible, and not just for injection molding. It is also possible to manufacture test specimens and test rods in a near-series process and to produce complex specimens for determining tear resistance. The machine can be used to examine flow properties and temperature profiles and to perform pilot tests.

In addition the Luxor compressed air dryer offered by Motan allows consistent drying of each individual grain. When processing technical plastics, efficient and optimal material drying is decisive for perfect product quality. 

Using the tempering device offered by HB-Therm, the tool mold can be tempered as required. One key aspect: during the injection-molding process, tool tempering has a decisive influence on component quality and manufacturing productivity. 

The technical center will soon be opening its doors for official presentation of the new machine park.

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