Technical compounder Luxus (Stand D010) will promote its new joint collaboration with technology and manufacturing solutions provider RocTool.
The Luxus Hycolene grade 16818 has been selected as RocTool's preferred high-performance PP resin for use with its rapid inductive heating technology. This decision followed extensive lab trials of Hycolene at RocTool's French headquarters last year
Luxus technical manager Terry Burton, said: “We found in the lab trials that when RocTool's induction technology is turned to the higher temperatures it requires; the scratch is far more exaggerated on the resulting moulded part with the standard talc filled material compared to our Hycolene product.”
Hycolene is going to feature in RocTool's future marketing to tier one moulders and manufacturers for the first time through specially tailored 3D holographic high definition plastics samples later this year.
RocTool material engineer Calypso Beloli, said: “We are really enthusiastic to obtain this kind of quality surface with PP. Scratch resistance on a moulded part has been a challenge, but with the selection of the right compound together with our induction system technology means that we can develop new markets.”