Chen Hsong And Trexel Form Partnership To Introduce The JM98-Ai/500-MuCell

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Chen Hsong
And
Trexel
F
orm
Partnership

To
Introduce

The
JM98
-
Ai
/500
-
MuCell

Injection Molding Machine
Including

Trexel’s New
Series III
Mu
C
ell
®

System

New
,

innovative and
cost
-
effective
system

brings
excellent
dimensional stability,
along with
weight
reduction, cost and productivity
advantages

to
the molding of
precision parts

on smaller machines
.




Woburn
,
MA
,
October
16
,

2007


Chen Hsong and
Trexel

have
announced the formation of a
partners
hip to introduce
Chen Hsong’s
JM98
-
Ai/500
-
MuCell

injection molding machine
which includes

Trexel’s New Series III MuCell
®

System
.



Stephen Chung, Executive Director of Chen Hsong
said, “
Th
is

partnership
between our two
companies

is designed to
make the Mu
Cell Process available to Chinese and other molders on our
cost
-
effective machines.

This is
one part of
Chen Hsong’s continuous drive to bring new technology
and solution to our customers. We have evaluated the
MuCell
®

Technology for
a
couple of years and
confirmed the value it deliver
s
. We have also seen the growing acceptance of the technology in China
as well as the

worldwide market.”


Patrick Tong
,
General Manager of Asia

for

Trexel said, “We believe

that the
availability
of
a
standard upgrade package
o
n Chen Hsong’s injection molding machine
will find wide application as a
cost
-
effective solution used across numerous industries
.

It
marks the first application of the
Mu
C
ell
®

System
with

a
top tier

injection molding system from China
.

Combined with the ne
w low cost Series III
System
,

molders who use
a
smaller machine for precision molding applications will also be able to take
advantage of the MuCell Process.



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Trexel and Chen Hsong officials
predict

that
t
he
new Chen Hsong and Trexel technology
combinati
on
will be attractive to
both new users, as well as to the
existing Chen Hsong user who needs
dimensiona
l stability on thin wall parts or who would
like to upgrade
their

molding capability with
MuCell
®

technology
.


In addition, Chen Hsong officials sugges
t that
many
companies

currently seek

dimensionally
stable parts but
until now did not have the option of

a lower cost platform
, and

would find the Chen
Hsong/Trexel combination particularly attractive.


Industrial trials
conducted
to date suggest that user
s of the new system will see significant
improvements in several key quality and performance measures, including a 50
-
90% improvement in

dimensional

stability, along with 15
%
-

30% reductions in cycle time,
30%
-

80% reductions in clamping
force,
plus expe
cted savings in material usage

of

6%
-

12%, depending on the application and material
used.


Unique Molding Demonstration in the Chen Hsong Exhibit

During the K
-
2007 exhibition
, the JM98
-
Ai/500
-
MuCell

i
njection molding machine

including
Trexel’s new Series

III Mucell
®

system will mold parts using Rhodia TECHNYL® XCell
™ polyamide,
which will demonstrate the ability to produce
foamed
parts with excellent surface appearance when
using
Trexel’s
MuCell
®
technology.


More About t
he
Chen Hsong JM 98
-
Ai/500 Injecti
on M
o
lding M
achine

The Ai/500

series of injection mo
lding machines
features

the SPS 3300 advanced Computer
Controller.
Linear guide rails and dual cylinders ensure perfect balance and alignment during the

crucial injection process, enabling injection speed
s up to 500 mm/s.

The Ai/500 series also includes
n
ext
-
generation Ai energy
-
saving technology
, which industrial trials suggest will reduce

in
-
service
electricity consumption by up to 45%
. The Ai/500 series also
i
ntegrates completely with
Chen Hsong’s
iChen

System and iChen
system for
wireless shop
-
floor
networking
.


More
A
bout the Trexel Series III MuCell
®

System

The Series III features the world’s first all
-
electric discontinuous dosing system for microcellular
foaming.

The Series III SCF System uses a uni
que and patented
pulse dosing technology

to provide
accurate and repeatable
discontinuous dosing

for MuCell
®

microcellular foam production.


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Picture 1. Trexel Series III MuCell
®

System


A key design feature of the Series III MuCell
®

system is that gas co
mpression is accomplished
with an electric drive motor instead of air driven pumps. Trexel projects this will help to reduce the
required maintenance activities by 50% compared to the Series II MuCell
®

system. In addition there is
almost no in
-
service de
mand on shop air (
.05 Scfm @ 65 psi versus Series II requirements at start
-
up
of 90 Scfm

@ 80 psi
)
.


The Series III SCF system is designed to take a supply of nitrogen from a high pressure cylinder
and provide a precise dose of nitrogen at a chosen set

poi
nt. The nitrogen supply is fed to a
gas
piston
. An
electric drive motor

is attached to the gas piston, compressing the nitrogen in the gas piston
to a predetermined pressure. This pressure becomes the supply pressure for the hardware required for
a puls
e dosing system.



The Series III system
is offered

as a stand
-
alone package for those customers who do not want an
integrated system.

However, Trexel will also sell the Series III
MuCell
®

system
designed

for seamless
integration by injection molding mac
hine manufacturers into their existing and new small machine designs
.



More About MuCell
®

Technology

The MuCell
®

Microcellular Foam technology is a complete process and equipment technology
that enables the production of extremely high quality plastic par
ts. MuCell
®

Technology involves the use
of precisely metered quantities of atmospheric gases (nitrogen or carbon dioxide) in any of the three
most common thermoplastic conversion processes (injection molding, extrusion, blow molding) to
create millions of
nearly invisible microcells in the end product. The creation of these microcellular
structures brings a wide array of benefits including reduced weight, reduced material usage and
reduced production costs.


The MuCell
®

process is primarily employed in the

injection molding process to produce lower
cost precision parts with a consistently high quality and exceptional dimensional stability, where
foaming has not historically been deployed.

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Microcellular foaming technology was originally conceptualized and
invented at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and in 1995 Trexel was granted an exclusive worldwide
license for the further development and commercialization of the technology. Today there are hundreds
of MuCell
®

parts, both molded and extrud
ed in commercial production today around the world and
in
excess of
300 machines in operation. Examples of MuCell
®

products include electrical components,
electronics connectors, internal business equipment and printer components, a variety of packaging
ap
plications and a broad array of automotive products including HVAC components. To support global
adoption, Trexel has established a global network of exclusive manufacturing relationships to produce
the company's proprietary precision engineering equipment
. MuCell
®

support centers are located in the
U.S., Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Australia and Korea.


About Trexel

Trexel is the exclusive developer of the MuCell
®

microcellular foam technology and has an
extensive portfolio of patents in
the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, Korea, and Asia. Trexel’s primary
business is the supply of MuCell
®

Systems for the production of foamed injection molded and extruded
articles. It also provides world
-
class engineering support, training and other services,

and the
equipment and components integral to the MuCell
®

process. In support of these activities, Trexel
operates a foamed plastics development laboratory in its Woburn, MA facility including injection
molding and extrusion equipment.


About The Chen Hson
g Group

The Chen Hsong Group was established by Dr. Chen Chiang in 1958, and has grown from a small
machinery workshop to one of the largest manufacturers of injection
m
olding machines in the world. A
full range of machines
,

with
clamping force from
2
0 ton
s to 6,500 tons
, is produced and
sold

to
customers in more than

65 countries worldwide, including China, Taiwan, the United States, Canada,
France, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and most parts of Southeast Asia.
T
he
Chen
Hsong
Group also of
fers a

wide range of additional products, including robotic

arm
s, precision molds,
PET preform
turnkey

systems, and spheroidal graphite cast iron.


Chen Hsong, with headquarter
s

in Hong Kong, has set up a number of wholly owned subsidiaries or
joint ventur
es in
both
Mainland China and
in other parts of the world
. I
n 2000, Chen Hsong relocated to
a

new 560,000
-
sqm facility in Shenzhen, China. The Chen Hsong Industrial Park, one of the world’s
largest production bases, serves as the Group’s flagship manufacturing, research and technology
center.


MuCell
®

and Trexel are registered trademarks of Trexel
, Inc.




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