FSK visits new Hennecke Technical Center

Opening of the new Hennecke Technical Center on the occasion of the joint FSK Specialist Conference
The FSK Specialist Conference were guests in the new Technical Center of Hennecke GmbH (PresseBox) (Stuttgart, ) Approx. 20 exciting lectures on technological developments and Technical Center demonstrations drew over 200 national and international representatives of the polyurethane industry to this year's International FSK Specialist Conference in Bonn and Sankt Augustin. The conference was combined with the opening of polyurethane machine manufacturer Hennecke’s new Technical Center. Hennecke invited participants of the FSK Specialist Conference to the new Technical Center and, in addition to the lectures, demonstrated exciting live applications - including the production of a load floor module using PUR-CSM spraying technology and a fibre-composite component with the in-situ method.

In their presentations the speakers from the PUR industry presented interesting examples of hybrid applications, such as the combination of polyurethane with thermoplastics or steel. With their show truck and the "InCar® plus" project the ThyssenKrupp Group demonstrated further examples of hybrid and lightweight construction in the sectors drive, chassis and body. In addition to the examples of lightweight construction with polyurethane the lectures also focused on new processes and application ideas. The variety of new polyurethane shoe ideas and design studies ranged from innovative processing technologies for refrigerator or car interior production to generative manufacturing methods with industrial 3D printing.

Here too current trends, in the plastics industry that also open relevant possibilities for polyurethane, were identified. Automotive applications were not only examined under the aspect "lightweight construction", but also in terms of "comfort". This was vividly highlighted in a lecture on the development of car seats with appropriate seating comfort. The potential of polyurethane as a material for mounting and adhesive applications was also considered in one of the lectures. With its reactivity during production and its adhesive properties PUR provides almost unlimited possibilities in terms of material combinations and hybrid applications. Another topic in the technology lectures was how RTM and IMC technologies can be combined to implement paintable outer skin components with an appropriate surface, e.g. for automotive applications, as well as new processes for series production of composite components or for paintable outer skin components in the automotive sector.

The first part of the two day conference was held at the World Conference Center Bonn, the old Bundestag, where the FSK Innovation Awards were presented and the participants were invited to take part in a discussion with politicians.

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D-70435 Stuttgart
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