A clean solution elm-plastic
Every year, elm-plastic in Dudeldorf (Germany) produces millions of dosing aids, pipettes, syringes as well as measuring cups and spoons for human and veterinary medicinal preparations. Pharmaceutical primary packaging products such as these typically come into direct contact with medicines. Consequently, production materials and manufacturing processes are subject to the highest quality, safety and purity requirements so that any possible interactions can be ruled out to the greatest extent possible.
Founded in 1969, elm-plastic GmbH with headquarters in Dudeldorf/Eifel, Germany, produces high-quality pharmaceutical primary packaging and dosing aids for human and veterinary medicinal preparations for international pharmaceutical companies and contract bottlers.
An important factor guaranteeing success is the in-house toolmaking shop at elm-plastic. The reason is that the quality of every tool is decisive for the required dimensional accuracy in the range of 100ths of millimetres, for 100 percent leak tightness in the injection moulding process, for burr-free results and thus for flawless products. For more efficient production of a three-part dosing aid consisting of a pipette body, plunger and adapter for attaching a bottle for filling, the ram and mould cores have been coated with BALINIT DYLYN PRO STAR upon the recommendation of Oerlikon Balzers, a partner of many years.
Richard Quintus, head of toolmaking at elm-plastic: »The bottom line is that we were able to shorten the cycle times by around 20 percent which amounts to quite a bit in mass production. The service life went up and the maintenance required went down. But most importantly, production reliability and quality were increased. In the future, we want to have all of our tools coated!«
BALINIT DYLYN PRO STAR offers ideal wear and corrosion protection for plastics processing as well as outstanding friction and anti-stick properties thanks to its exceptionally smooth surface. It enables injection moulding without lubricants and promotes better plastics flow at the same time. Moreover, with its low coating temperature, it is one of the few products suitable for coating copper-beryllium mould cores.