Krauss-Maffei Corp., Florence, Ky., recently opened its Detroit Competence Center in Novi, Mich., intended to provide increased local support for polyurethane processors serving automotive and specialty markets.
Krauss-Maffei Corp., Florence, Ky., recently opened its Detroit Competence Center in Novi, Mich., intended to provide increased local support for polyurethane processors serving automotive and specialty markets. The facility is equipped for trials, prototyping, and training. It is set up to operate the full range of the company’s PUR metering equipment, including spray systems and RIM presses. Additional capabilities include color dosing, air nucleation, and CO2 blowing. Among future additions will be a 1300-ton MX injection molding press and foam scoring/trimming systems. Krauss-Maffei has also partnered with EPW, Inc. of Elkhart, Ind., a RIM molder and PUR moldmaker for RIM and glass encapsulation, to provide expertise in foam molds and tooling. The partnership is focusing initially on automotive and is working out of the Detroit Competence Center. K-M plans to expand its tooling offerings into additional PUR applications.