Another issue, which mainly occupies the business division Pöppelmann K-TECH®, is lightweight. The requirement: plastics solutions with flawless features at reduced weight while controlling costs. Lightweight does not only play a decisive role in the automotive industry. Meanwhile, efficient polymers ensure a reduction in weight and costs in various industries. We provided detailed information on the Industrial Supply about the different fields of lightweight engineering.
Pöppelmann illustrated to the interested visitors the different approaches of Pöppelmann to reach individual targets. An important step is the K-TECH® Check: In advance, we check with the customer every request to the parameters materials, construction, tool and process. Even the correct selection of materials is a crucial factor for the reduction of weight - especially when it comes to replace metal parts by plastic parts. A solution for weight-reduction is for example the MuCell® process, in which thermoplastics are foamed.