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German moulder invests in Negri Bossi machine for recycled plastics

20 December 2018

German injection moulder MB Spritzgusstechnik has invested in a new production cell equipped with a Negri Bossi injection press designed for the processing of recycled plastics, as part of its strategy for sustainable and technological growth.
In a 19 Dec statement, the Italian injection moulding machinery supplier said the Bipower i2700-56000P had recently been installed at Spritzgusstechnik’s plant in Bayern, to “efficiently process” recycled plastics into industrial pallets.
The two-platen machine has a 27000 KN clamping force and a shot capacity of 28kg in HDPE. It features servo electric screw rotation and a special screw profile for complex recycled materials. The installation was delivered as a fully automated Sytrama injection moulding cell complete with a Kuka 6-axis robot.
According to Negri Bossi, the injection unit is specifically designed to provide a homogenous and consistent melt quality of the recycled material. This includes a special barrier screw with feeder aids to provide optimal processing conditions. 
The control interface of the Bipower model, according to Negri Bossi, is “ergonomic and intuitive, based on an intelligent, self-explanatory menu”.
Technicians, therefore, do not require additional training or long learning phases, particularly as the system is backed up by Negri Bossi’s remote technical assistance system Amico 4.0.
Based in Bayern, Germany, MB Spritzgusstechnik has more than 30 injection moulding machines and has a workforce of 160 employees.