SARNIA, Ontario (May 30)—Dow Automotive is expanding its capabilities for vehicle component development and testing at its Modeland Centre research and development facility in Sarnia by adding a polyurethane long fiber injection molding machine. The Krauss-Maffei Kunststofftechnik GmbH machine initially will be used in developing large structural components such as pick-up truck end gates, Dow said in a prepared statement. Future developments are expected to include instrument panels, interior trim components and NVH applications for the global automotive industry, it added. In addition to the new machine, Dow Automotive capabilities at the site include full-scale RIM molding for component testing and development, and several foaming machines for application development and testing.
Dow adds PU/fiber molding machine to Sarnia R&D center
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