ENGEL – Face masks in record time

Schwertberg, Austria – April 2020

Together with business partner Haidlmair, ENGEL is committed to improving the supply of face masks worldwide. In record time, mould maker Haidlmair developed and implemented a new mould solution for the production of reusable masks, which is now being used by plastics processing companies worldwide.

ENGEL is delivering injection moulding machines geared for this, also in record time.
The two-piece reusable masks, which are injection-moulded from TPE, provide protection for the mouth and nose for use in daily life and in certain work situations, for example in the construction industry. The masks can be cleaned and disinfected and different filter materials can be inserted.

In countries that have exempted face masks from medical device legislation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these masks can be produced and marketed by companies from a wide range of industries.

“This solution allows us to help companies change their production at short notice in order to actively participate in the fight against the further spread of Covid-19”, says Dr. Christoph Steger, CSO of ENGEL.

ENGEL offers injection moulding machines specifically tailored to Haidlmair’s mould solution. An ENGEL victory 330/80 for the single-cavity version, an ENGEL e-victory 740/160 for the two-cavity version and an ENGEL duo 1560/350 for the four-cavity mould. The ENGEL plants are giving highest priority to producing the machines ordered for Haidlmair’s face mask moulds. ENGEL’s decentralised machine production ensures the shortest possible lead times worldwide.

ENGEL and Haidlmair have been development partners for many years. “We are a well-coordinated team,” says Steger. “And our customers are now benefitting from this, especially in
these particularly challenging times.”

ENGEL is one of the global leaders in the manufacture of plastics processing machines. Today, the ENGEL Group offers a full range of technology modules for plastics processing as a single source supplier: injection moulding machines for thermoplastics and elastomers together with automation, with individual components also being competitive and successful in the market. With nine production plants in Europe, North America and Asia (China and Korea), and subsidiaries and representatives in more than 85 countries, ENGEL offers its customers the excellent global support they need to compete and succeed with new technologies and leading-edge production systems.

Techspan New Zealand:
Techspan have represented Engel in New Zealand since their inception in 1979. The company’s Auckland premises house a showroom, warehouse, sales offices, and service centre.

“We strive to support our customers with a high level of customer service and to provide quick delivery times. We are able to provide technical advice and qualified technical service support”, said Dave Fastnedge, Managing Director.

Techspan New Zealand is part of the Techspan Group, a 100% privately owned company, supplying quality industrial products since January 1979.

Contact for journalists:
Ute Panzer, Vice President Marketing and Communications, ENGEL AUSTRIA GmbH,
Ludwig-Engel-Straße 1, A-4311 Schwertberg/Austria,
Tel.: +43 (0)50/620-3800, Fax: -3009,
Susanne Zinckgraf, Manager Public Relations, ENGEL AUSTRIA GmbH,
Ludwig-Engel-Straße 1, A-4311 Schwertberg/Austria
PR-Office: Theodor-Heuss-Str. 85, D-67435 Neustadt/Germany,
Tel.: +49 (0)6327/97699-02

Contact for New Zealand readers:
Techspan New Zealand, 1 Portage Road, New Lynn, Auckland 0600, New Zealand
Tel. (09) 827 6567  |  0800 603 603, Fax. (09) 827 6596, E-mail: Legal notice:

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