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KraussMaffei to invite Trinseo to Competence Forum

PULSE™ AX50 parts painted with KraussMaffei's ColorForm

PULSE™ AX50 running on KraussMaffei’s ColorForm machine 

The leading manufacturer of injection molding machinery, KraussMaffei, is celebrating its 180th anniversary this year. We are proud that Trinseo is joining KraussMaffei on its pioneering technical path and have been cordially invited to participate in their Competence Forum. This event, celebrating the company’s anniversary, gives us the valuable opportunity to present our products to KraussMaffei's customers, employees and others.

Trinseo will be present at the two-day forum as a KraussMaffei’s partner, showcasing the results of our very successful collaboration with them. Utilizing KraussMaffei’s ColorForm technology together with PULSE™ AX50, we produced an automotive interior decorative trim in one machine using the same tool – a process that is more economical and results in high-quality surfaces and aesthetics. You can witness a live presentation of that technology at the Competence Forum in June.

Automotive interior trim made of PULSE™ AX50 and KraussMaffei's ColorForm technology

Automotive interior decorative trim produced with PULSE™ AX50 and KraussMaffei’s ColorForm technology

PULSE™ AX50 – a perfect match for KraussMaffei

The innovative production solution allows the surface material to be introduced directly into the cavity of the tool during the injection process. The thermoplastic basic body is coated while it is still in the mold, eliminating the need for painting or coating in what is conventionally a second processing step. This results in a significant shorter manufacturing time, less waste and in lower material, process and logistic costs for suppliers and OEMs alike.

ColorForm Cycle

The characteristics of PULSE™ AX50 perfectly match the ColorForm technology, with an outstanding spiral flow of over 55 cm (260° C, 2 mm, 1,800 bar) and the very low density of just 1.09 g/ccm (ISO 1183/B). PULSE™ AX50 also performed excellently in adhesion tests. Our material PULSE™ AX50 provides very good PosiTest adhesion performance on “as moulded” and after e.g. hydrolysis, one that meets automotive interior requirements.

Trinseo’s PULSE™ AX50 therefore makes a significant contribution to the cost-efficient production of aesthetic and functionally advanced automotive plastic applications. 

KraussMaffei ColorForm technology with PULSE™ AX50

180 years of technical pioneering

To celebrate the company’s long history, KraussMaffei is taking a look into the future of its three technology fields – injection molding, reaction process machinery and extrusion technology – and inviting established business partners to join them. From June 6–7, 2018 KraussMaffei is welcoming customers, partners and industry experts to a Competence Forum at their facilities in Munich.

Along with Trinseo’s presentation of the ColorForm technology with our PULSE™ AX50, attendees can also look forward to more than 25 live demonstrations, exhibits and talks as well as factory tours. 

If you are interested in attending the event, please contact Xenia Zudenkova (email: kzudenkova@trinseo.com) or register directly here: