Exclusive Interview: 60 seconds with Pascal Spohn from Arburg

Pascal Spohn from Arburg will be presenting at Silicone Elastomers World Summit on "Innovative system solutions for processing LSR in multi-component technology". Smithers Rapra spoke to Pascal ahead of the event to find why this technology is so innovative and what we can expect from it in the future.

Smithers Rapra: You’re exploring innovative system solutions with processing LSR in multi-component technology, what makes this technology new and novel and what can you do with it?

Pascal Spohn: The requirements for complete system solutions in the injection molding sector are becoming more important. A customer nowadays wants not only an injection molding machine, he wants complete turnkey solutions.
ARBURG is able to provide these solutions with different partners to the costumer. LSR processing is one of the core competences at ARBURG. With further developments can be comformed more complex projects.

Smithers Rapra: How do you think or hope this technology will develop in the future?

Pascal Spohn: Energy efficiency is an issue that is always considered. For this topic the development must always pay attention.

Smithers Rapra: Within the industry you serve, where do you foresee the biggest growth or developments occurring over the next 5 years?

Pascal Spohn: In my opinion, the development in LSR technology should be preceded by the processing of micro components. Components made of LSR, especially in medical technology, are becoming smaller and more demanding.

Smithers Rapra: What are you most looking forward to by attending the conference in Munich, Germany later this year?

Pascal Spohn: For me it is the first visit to the conference in Munich. I´m looking forward to many interesting lectures and new contacts.