New Polyurethane Casting Technology Elevates Dotmar to Higher Standards

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Australia's largest thermoplastics company, Dotmar Engineering Plastics, has begun an extensive upgrade to its plants, including the installation of new, state-of-the-art polyurethane casting technology.

with expandable flexibility for future growth, and the capacity to cope with numerous raw material technologies - including tank expansion and the option to manufacture both TDI and MDI materials.

Australia's largest thermoplastics company, Dotmar Engineering Plastics, has begun an extensive upgrade to its plants, including the installation of new, state-of-the-art polyurethane casting technology. Since the Queensland-based business was acquired by Metal Manufactures Ltd in late 2007, polyurethane sheet, rod, tube and custom cast components have been an ongoing development focus.

"Polyurethane elastomers are an extremely versatile, flexible engineering material, with a unique design and construction that combines many of the advantages of rigid plastics, metals and ceramics with the extensibility of rubber," says Leon van den Heever, Dotmar's newly-appointed Polyurethane Product Manager. "Polyurethane can be adapted to comprise a wide range of unique properties, which is a key factor of its versatility."

Dotmar have purchased two machines - a smaller two-component unit and a large three-component unit boasting a 200+ litre tank capacity - which are scheduled for installation and commissioning in the second quarter of 2010.

"These are computerised, multi-colour, multi-duro, high volume polyurethane dispensing machines," says van den Heever, "with expandable flexibility for future growth, and the capacity to cope with numerous raw material technologies - including tank expansion and the option to manufacture both TDI and MDI materials."

Dotmar expects the new machines to greatly enhance efficiency and ensure the consistent production of high quality polyurethane cast parts.

For more information, visit http://www.dotmar.com.au/polyurethane/, or email leon(dot)vandenheever(at)dotmar(dot)com(dot)au.

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