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Kiefel and partners present new VACFLOW laminating procedure

Using VACFLOW is said to reduce investment and series production costs, as well as reducing the weight of the completed part significantly.

14th October 2014

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Freilassing

Industrial, Packaging, Transport/​Aerospace, Medical/Hygiene

Kiefel, Jowat and Hardo held a joint event at Kiefel’s site in Freilassing last month, welcoming more than 50 visitors, who wanted to learn about the VACFLOW laminating procedure.

The topic was presented to the specialists from well-known OEMs and first tier companies in a series of lectures and impressive demonstrations.

“Our close, trusting co-operation with the adhesive specialist Jowat and the actual innovation made the VACFLOW project a success. However, the devil is in the detail,” commented Andreas Frisch, Automotive Division Head at Kiefel.

Improvement to economics

The new VACFLOW technology is a result of the co-operation between the three companies. Sophisticated machine construction and a perfectly matched and applied adhesive are said to provide a remarkable improvement to economics and ensure a high quality final product, the companies report. “We are delighted to now be ready to go into production and to be able to offer this new patented procedure to our customers.”

In addition to increased process reliability of the procedure, time and cost-intensive optimisation cycles during project execution can be saved and the project durations can be reduced by impressive amounts, according to manufacturers.

Pre-production parts with series production quality are said to be available to the users quickly. The parts can also be reworked in later project phases. Using VACFLOW is said to reduce investment and series production costs, as well as reducing the weight of the completed part significantly.

Partners

Kiefel develops and produces high quality machines for manufacturing plastic films. The company’s customers include manufacturers from the automotive, medical engineering, refrigerator and packaging industries.

Jowat is one of the leading suppliers of industrial adhesives. These are mainly used in woodworking and furniture manufacture, in the paper and packaging industry, for graphic arts, in the textile, automotive as well as in the electrical industry.

www.kiefel.com

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