Injection valve

Plastech Thermoset Tectonics Ltd. (Gunnislake, U.K.) offers the Turbo Autosprue (TAS) resin injection valve, designed to outperform valves now used in resin transfer molding (RTM) and Light RTM applications. The valve meets all European CE machinery directive standards and installs or removes in less than three

Plastech Thermoset Tectonics Ltd. (Gunnislake, U.K.) offers the Turbo Autosprue (TAS) resin injection valve, designed to outperform valves now used in resin transfer molding (RTM) and Light RTM applications. The valve meets all European CE machinery directive standards and installs or removes in less than three seconds, using a patented Locksert snap-lock insert (tested to withstand mold pressure as high as 1,700 psi). A compact 118 mm long by 50 mm in diameter (4.6 inches by 2 inches), the valve is able to fit difficult-to-access mold injection ports. Manufactured from only three parts, the valve's single PTFE-to-PTFE seal prevents sticking at all injection temperatures and/or resin filler loads. Service life typically exceeds 1,000 injections with 100 percent reliability, according to the company.