KraussMaffei receives the "Plastics Award" of the automotive industry

(Munich, June 26, 2012) Plastics machinery manufacturer KraussMaffei was awarded first place in the category of Media and Publications at the 2012 SPE Automotive Division Awards at the weekend. The "Internationale Gesellschaft für Kunststofftechnik e.V. / Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)", which presents the award every 18 months, recognized the product brochure titled "Fiber composite solutions - for high-tech lightweight components".

Broad spectrum of expertise explained comprehensively

The jury based its decision on the fact that the company’s exemplary presentation of its uniquely broad spectrum of expertise in the automated production of fiber composite lightweight components according to customer specifications for component design and volume. The brochure, said the jury, not only provides a well-structured overview of the various types of technology but also illustrates the production processes and the applications of fiber composites  through the use of graphics and images. In the opinion of the jurors, the bold idea of keeping one's own products and machines in the background while focusing attention on components and know-how works very well in this medium.

Focus on customer sectors

In addition to the use of fiber composites in the automotive sector, the medium also focuses on the areas of boat construction, utility vehicles, agricultural machinery, rail transport, logistics, aircraft construction, wind power and the production of sports equipment. All cross-technology stages in the process of manufacturing fiber reinforced plastics are explained by product illustrations, allowing customers from any branch of industry to see at a glance the range of services along the entire value-adding chain of KraussMaffei. For many years, KraussMaffei has been supplying customers in the automotive industry with a wide range of machinery for the production of products extending from glass fiber reinforced plastics to high-strength lightweight components in a complex fabric structure. The company achieves this by combining its know-how in the fields of Injection Molding Machinery, Reaction Process Machinery and Automation under one roof.

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