Rubber and plastics
The rubber and plastics industry provides products to a multitude of other industrial sectors. In particular, the automotive, electronics, and household appliances industries, as well as the packaging industry have a significant influence on the development of this industrial sector. However the medical, sports, and toy industries also rely on rubber and plastics products. Various types of production processes and machines such as injection molding machines, extruders, film and foam systems, and thermoforming machines are used to serve this variety of industry requirements. Various materials such as granulates, liquids, and semi-finished products are processed in different, to some extent automated processes. Since production is done on a very large scale, the highest degree of efficiency and economy as well as quality and safety are required. With its industry and sensor expertise, SICK makes a significant contribution toward fulfilling these requirements.