NOVI, Mich. (Aug. 16, 2010)—Machinery maker KraussMaffei A.G. has established a strategic partnership with Proper Group International, a major manufacturer of injection molds, to deliver “turnkey solutions” to the U.S. polyurethanes market, according to a recent announcement from Munich, Germany-based KraussMaffei.
As part of the partnership, KraussMaffei said a 25,000-sq.-ft. facility in Novi will be moving to a new 50,000-sq.-ft. Polyurethane Tooling and Technology Center in Warren, Mich. The new facility will be adjacent to Proper's headquarters and Tooling Technology Center.
KraussMaffei said the new facility will have full service capabilities to design, build, and validate foam tooling, punch tooling, and perform spray skin trials, as well as the company's new multi-component process SkinForm. SkinForm process is a two shot molding technology with a thermoplastic material in the first shot and a polyurethane in the second shot.