23 Apr 2024

Caronno Pertusella (Varese), Italy

“Cannon’s experience in PU RIM coating dates back to 2010 and has closely followed the evolution of the process and chemical systems. In designing the new LN /3 series mixing heads, we took into account contributions from various stakeholders in the industry, including our customers, raw material suppliers, mold-makers and injection molding machinery manufacturers. This allowed us to anticipate market trends, to provide purpose-developed and highly-customized products. We collaborate with several injection molding machine manufacturers, easily adapting our equipment for every possible production line configuration”.

Stefano Andreolli, Sales and Marketing Manager at Cannon Afros

Cannon Afros, part of the Cannon Group and the world’s leading supplier of dosing systems, mixing equipment, processing technologies, and expertise for polyurethane (PU) and other reactive resin-based formulations, will launch a new and updated range of LN /3 mixing heads specifically for PU RIM (Reaction Injection Molding) coating of automotive components at UTECH Europe 2024.

PU RIM coating, an established process for the interior trimming of luxury cars, has been used for decades but is seeing a revival in both interior and exterior automotive applications due to improved performance, its ideal matching with thermoplastic parts and the ability to set new standards in the design of electric vehicles.

The new LN 5/3 and LN 10/3 mixing heads benefit from Cannon’s vast expertise in designing and manufacturing components dedicated to specific applications and processes, meeting the latest requirements of the automotive industry. The new mixing heads have explicitly been redesigned to address the needs of injection molding machines and operators. Improvements include a new small and compact design, ideal when combining PU RIM with thermoplastic injection molding, faster fixing of the mixing head to the mold and offering straightforward manual or automatic mixing pressure adjustment, without removing the mixing head from the mold. In addition, the rational distribution of hoses around the mixing head ensures operators’ easy access to the injectors for a quick and effective color change, without any obstruction.

The new LN 5/3 mixing head is commercialized from May 2024, with a prototype on display at the Cannon booth at UTECH Europe 2024, while the LN 10/3 mixing head will be available from January 2025.

Cannon Group is exhibiting at UTECH Europe 2024 in Maastricht, The Netherlands, (April 23-25), Booth F14.

Cannon Afros new LN 5_3 mixing head

About Cannon Afros

Cannon Afros, part of the Cannon Group, is the world’s leading supplier of dosing units, mixing equipment and processing technologies for polyurethanes and multi-component resins. Today Cannon Afros offers an extensive range of processing technologies for molding, pouring, injection, spraying, pultrusion and manufacturing abilities dedicated to a comprehensive range of reactive polymers. Cannon Afros designs, manufactures and sells a vast assortment of equipment from single mixing heads and stand-alone units to complex turnkey and customizable production plants that serve the following industries: Automotive & Transportation, Building, Refrigerators and home appliances, Furniture, Sport, Aeronautics, Renewable energy and Sealing.

About Cannon Group

Founded in 1965, Cannon Group comprises 30 companies, with a global presence in more than 40 countries and is recognized as a market leader in technologies, processing and molds for polyurethanes and urethane elastomers for the plastics and composites industries. The Group designs and manufactures high- and low-pressure dosing machines and mixing equipment, for continuous slab and discontinuous molded polyurethane foams. Dedication to continuous innovation now positions Cannon Group as a driving force offering the design, manufacture, servicing, and maintenance of equipment also in other key technology areas including: Energy – industrial boilers for standard and special applications, comprising steam boilers, hot water heaters, heat recovery boilers, and thermal oil heaters, with in-house engineering and fabrication services; Water & Wastewater Treatment – deareators, condensate treatment and recovery, effluent treatment plants, sanitary water treatment and sewage treatment, injection water treatment, demineralization, produced water; and Automation, where Cannon Group offers process digitization and condition monitoring, connect-IT and emissions monitoring. Cannon Group is committed to reducing the ecological footprint of all the Group’s technologies and industrial processes offered to the market through energy efficiency, resource consumption reduction and emissions reduction. Cannon Group delivered net sales of €280 million in 2023. To learn more, visit www.cannon.com

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Alberta Stella
Head of Corporate Marketing Communications
+39 347 63 76 787
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