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Patented process for the thermal activation of sealing systems, adhesives, and casting resins via microwave radiation
RAMPF's pending technology RAKU® Microwave Curing increases the reactivity of 1- and 2-component polymer systems based on polyurethane, epoxy, and silicone by up to fourfold. The material is thermally activated directly after the discharge nozzle via electromagnetic waves and then applied to the component. Radiation is transmitted by waveguide to the activation zone only for a fraction of a second. Viscosity and reactivity are thus continuously adjustable and can be regulated quickly, flexibly, and directly in the production process. Shorter curing and processing times reduce Work In Process and thus improve production efficiency.
Manufacturers also benefit from time and cost savings as well as a reduction in process steps and negative environmental influences. Handling stability is achieved at a much earlier stage. The annealing cycle can be significantly reduced; ideally, a curing oven is no longer needed. Moreover, reduced operator maintenance improves productivity as well as operating costs, as contamination in the mixing head is decreased, which in turn reduces the frequency of mixer cleaning.
Exhibitor: RAMPF Holding GmbH & Co. KG