Advantages of plastic-rubber composite parts
From a technological point of view, the 2K process and multi-component injection moulding are proven and established processes for plastic injection moulding.
Whether the components are hard/soft (thermoplastic/TPE composite) or multicoloured, is irrelevant.
For hard/soft components with high mechanical, chemical and/or thermal requirements, thermoplastic elastomers have their limits. The use of rubber-based elastomers (generally known as rubber) is required here. Plastic and rubber composite parts (thermoplastic/elastomer composite) find their applications here.
Up to now, these components have generally been manufactured at different locations in two manufacturing processes. The aim is to manufacture K+K components from one tool at one location in all cases where technical feasibility is combined with cost reductions, thereby creating significant customer benefits.
Fields of application
Wherever rubber parts have to be permanently fastened or fixed. Such composite parts can be found in a wide variety of applications, e.g. damping bearings in the chassis area of motor vehicles, stop buffers, reinforced seals in machines and engines.