The German machine start-up PlastiVation Machinery GmbH has received a patent for vulcanizing rubber. The name ‘Hurricane’ is registered and protected for use within the European plastics industry. Dr. Maximilian Wank, an expert for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and digitalization in the plastics industry is on board from October.
Vulcanization process receives patent
“We are very pleased about our first patent for this invention. This represents another motivational boost for our startup,” says Bengt Schmidt, founder and CEO of PlastiVation Machinery GmbH. With the registered vulcanization process according to the invention, it is possible to vulcanize rubber excluding oxygen. In this process, the vulcanization temperature is exactly reached via the boiling point of the medium, so that the rubber is not only brought to the temperature of the surrounding steam very quickly, but also particularly gently. Any precipitates that occur during vulcanization can be ideally separated (“vinegar / oil principle”) and disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. This saves considerable energy and secretions do not escape uncontrolled into the environment.
Hurricane: brand name protected in European plastics industry
Previously, the company had already received patent confirmation that the name “Hurricane” is registered and protected as a trademark with regard to use in the plastics industry within the European Union. “Receiving this patent was an important first milestone for us in the development of our own injection molding machine line. The Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approach we use helps to map the increasingly complex injection molding machine system transparently and completely,” explains Dr. Daniel Ammer, Vice President R&D. Cornerstones in the development of the Hurricane are energy efficiency and digital innovations. From October, the development team will be expanded by Dr. Maximilian Wank, who has extensive experience in the field of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and digitalization in the plastics industry.
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