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ProFoam® – technical functional parts in lightweight construction.

ProFoam® enables fibre-reinforced plastics to be processed without additional shearing. In contrast to other processes, the plastic granulate is pre-enriched with a blowing agent upstream from the injection unit inside a granulate sluice.

ProFoam® is an innovative thermoplastic foam casting process that we have been using for the production of lightweight components in close cooperation with the Lossburg-based manufacturer of Arburg injection moulding machines since 2017. Especially in the automotive industry, lightweight design solutions plays an important role to meet the required reduction of CO₂ emissions. Reducing the weight of components can also save cost, increase efficiency and conserve resources.

ProFoam® enables fibre-reinforced plastics to be processed without additional shearing. In contrast to other processes, the plastic granulate is pre-enriched with a blowing agent upstream from the injection unit inside a granulate sluice. Great advantage: ProFoam® can also be used for small screw diameters and therefore is ideally suited for thermoplastic foam injection moulding of smaller components.

ProFoam® is a perfect compliment to the long-established MuCell® process, which, unlike ProFoam®, does not introduce limitations to the machine size, but cannot be used cost-effectively on smaller machines due to the screw geometries. Thanks to ProFoam®, we are now offering our customers a significantly expanded range of various sizes solutions with a lightweight design.

The advantages of ProFoam® at a glance:

  • Multifunctional. No limitation in machine size.
  • Light. Component density reduction.
  • Economical. Expanded range of lightweight construction solutions in various sizes.
  • Rigid. Highly resilient components thanks to fibre-reinforced plastics.
  • Flexible. Straightforward processing of shear-sensitive materials.
  • Practical. Possibility of using standard screw geometries.
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