Photo by Kautex Maschinenbau GmbH Suction blow molding machine KBS20 by Kautex Maschinenbau.
Japanese resin manufacturer Toray Industries is doing research into suction blow moulding using a KBS20 extrusion blow moulding machine from Kautex Maschinenbau.
Toray is testing heat-resistant air ducts molded from polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), at its technical center in Nagoya, Japan. PPS can meet the demand of smaller car engines that use turbochargers—generating high temperatures.
“The latest developments in combustion engines are once again creating challenges for automotive industry suppliers. This is especially true for the interplay between materials and engine technology,” said Jürgen Moitzheim, Kautex sales director. “For this reason, we like to work very closely with our customers on the development of new solutions.”
Kautex is based in Bonn, Germany.