When sensitivity is in demand: decor in the injection molding cycle with DecoForm

DecoForm is KraussMaffei's patented process where even decors and textiles that are extremely sensitive to pressure and temperature can be positioned, back-injected and back compression molded properly in the mold. All the parameters governing the positioning and forming of the decors can be adapted individually from the starting material in the process for an optimal result. The complete solution also includes the fully automated pre-treatment and post-treatment of the decors in the injection molding cycle. This gives you the option of producing decorated components in injection molding machines quickly and in a reproducible and cost-effective manner.

Your benefits;

  • Reproducible functional procedures for a production-reliable process
  • Potential cost reductions between 15 and 30 percent
  • Process integration allows for fewer working steps

DecoForm from KraussMaffei is of great interest, especially to the automotive industry. The technology is used for both back injection and back compression molding. The back injection process is specifically suited for long, narrow components like pillar trim panels or door panels. The back compression molding process is specifically used for large-format, contoured parts like door trim panels, dashboard covers, seat-back shells, trunk linings and floor mats.

DecoForm is ideal as the perfect addition to application options for the CX and MX series of standard injection molding machines. The fully hydraulic two-platen clamping unit is the ideal design principle for back injection and back compression molding. It is equipped with extremely enlarged clamping platens and opening widths specifically tailored for this application. Reproducible functional procedures are ensured through completely parallel guide bearings, most exact positioning and pressurization during the clamping and molding process.

Along with the production-reliable process and the flexible machine technology, you also benefit from cost-effective component production. In comparison to the conventional lamination process, cost reductions between 15 and 30 percent are possible. High process integration allows for fewer working steps and high output capacities can be obtained despite compact installation areas. It also helps protect the environment since neither solvents nor adhesives are used and the components ensure the best recyclability.