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Long Fiber Injection (LFI)

In the LFI (Long Fiber Injection) process, endless fiber from a roving is chopped to length in a cutter. A blower then separates the filaments. Immediately after the cutter, the fibers are wetted with the PU mixture from the mixing head.

Benefits

  • First-class surfaces through simple combinations of methods (painting directly in the mold, thermoforming film, PVC film)
  • High component stability at simultaneously low component weight by using high fiber volumes, fillers or paper honeycomb
  • Variable fiber lengths 12.5 - 100 mm and fiber volumes up to 50%
  • Significant weight saving compared to SMC
  • Moderate mold and system costs due to low clamping forces
  • Integration of loaders directly into the mold
  • High degree of automation with short cycle times

Core Features

  • Fiber content and length locally adjustable
  • Easy integration of loader (for example, of inserts and fasteners)
  • Cost-effective original material, minimal scrap

Applications

Bus rear panel
Bus rear panel
Roof element
Roof element
Bus instrument panel
Bus instrument panel

Process

Process

Contact

KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Krauss-Maffei Str. 2,
80997 Munich

KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Bielefelder Str. 29,
49124 Harderberg

KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
Heiligenstra├če 75,
41751 Viersen