VESTAMID® Injection Molded
The molding compounds of the comprehensive VESTAMID® product range can be adapted to the requirements of the component in question by the use of various additives. Many of the molding compounds have been designed specifically for the injection molding process and can be processed on commercially available injection molding machines to give high-quality end products.
In the technical information on processing of VESTAMID® L, D, E, and Terra molding compounds you will find details of
the plasticizing unit,
processing conditions, and
Injection Molding of VESTAMID® HTPLUS
VESTAMID® HTplus polymers are processed mainly by injection molding. The injection molding machine should have been designed for processing temperatures of up to 400°C. It does not require any special screw design, but good abrasion protection is needed for cylinder and screw due to the usually high glass content of the molding compounds. The injection molding process allows cost-effective production of high-quality molded parts that are dimensionally stable.
In the technical information on processing of VESTAMID® HTplus molding compounds you will find details on
hot runner system,
Plastic-Rubber Composites without adhesive
Wherever rubber components must be durably fastened or fixed, composite parts consisting of a hard component and an elastomer perform well. Composite parts of this type are found in a very wide range of applications, for example, as shock-absorbing bearings in the chassis of motor vehicles, and as buffers and reinforced seals in engines and machines.
Traditionally hard components consisted of metal composites. To reduce weight, particularly in vehicles, metal components are increasingly being replaced by suitable plastic parts wherever possible. Evonik's patented plastic/rubber composites process allows strong and durable bonding to suitable rubber mixtures; it uses molding compounds specially developed by Evonik for this purpose in a two-component injection molding process, without the need for special pretreatment or adhesion promoters. Details are available in the brochure High Performance Polymers in Plastic/Rubber Composites.