Matrix Moulding Systems are proud to announce that our Soniplas technology has been awarded the Special Commendation Award, by the British Plastics Federation (BPF), as part of the Horners Awards 2021, which was announced at the Interplas exhibition and awarded at the 88th annual BPF dinner. Soniplas has also been shortlisted as one of two finalists for the prestigious Plastic Industry Awards 2021, for Best Technology Application, in recognition of the potential for energy and productivity benefits that come from using our innovative new system:
Soniplas is a retro-fit solution which has the potential to reduce energy consumption by as much as 27%, while simultaneously enhancing productivity by reducing moulding cycle time by up to 20%. This is done by using ultrasonic energy to temporarily reduce the viscosity of the molten polymer during injection, facilitating lower melt temperatures and faster cooling times. The flow enhancement effect also has the potential to introduce new design freedoms for thinner (harder to mould) parts.