IMCoatec™

IMCoatec™

 

Sheet molded compounds (SMC) as exterior trim parts need a perfect surface condition for being coated or painted. This is often done as a manual pre-treatment of the mold with a carrier-coating, which is time consuming and sometimes quality is suffering, alternatively an automated spray coating system is required, which boosts the investment of the production process.

In-mold-coating (IMC) by IMCoatec™ is a reliable and reproducible automatic process to provide an excellent ready-to-coat surface (class A) on SMC parts at minimum cost of ownership.

IMCoatec™ is a single component mold injection system* which provides a chemical joint between the SMC and IMC, offering following advantages:

 

  • reduced weight
  • complex design geometries
  • corrosion resistance
  • Sensors and antennas can be mounted invisibly underneath the SMC

IMCoatec™ is a single component mold injection system which provides a chemical joint between the SMC and IMC, offering following advantages:

  • automated single step injection eliminates costly and time consuming mold pre-coating
  • reliable and reproducible Class A surfaces
  • easy operation and handling
  • prepared to process top-coat material
  • easy integration to SMC lines
  • incl. one or two controlled injector valves

TECHNICAL DATA

IMCoatec™

Length x width x height 2.640 x 1.400 x 2.420 mm
Dosing volume up to 500 cm³
Transmission ratio of metering unit 4:1
Injection pressure (max.) 400 bar
Theoretical pressure when closing the injector head 2400 bar
Electrical connection values Operating voltage 3x400V+N+PE
Frequency 50 Hz
Power rating (total) 15,4 KVA
Weight approx. 1.400 kg