Texen (PSB Industries) has signed a non-exclusive partnership agreement with Roctool to use their ultra-fast heating and cooling technology of plastic injection moulds and tools.

Already equipped with its first Roctool systems, Texen wants to use this technology to reduce the environmental impact of plastic packaging, while respecting the expectations of beauty brands regarding quality and aesthetics. In this context, Texen applies Roctool’s technology to recycled materials.

According to Texen, the integration of the first two Roctool systems at the beginning of 2020 allowed to start production combining sustainability and “remarkable surface effects”.

This agreement marks our ambition to accelerate the transformation towards more sustainable packaging, as well as contributing to the environmental transition of the industry, by offering an alternative technology that is robust, tried and tested and attractive,” comments PSB CEO Rémi Weidenmann. “Roctool’s technology is very promising, notably when it comes to the reduction of the environmental impact of surface treatments and the use of new sustainable materials, while guaranteeing remarkable surface quality. We’re impatient to present the different possibilities offered by the technology to our customers.

In a second phase, at the end of 2020, the Texen Lab will be equipped with new ultra-compact, high-performance Roctool systems to reinforce its homologation capacities for new materials.

The Roctool technology, already renowned in the automobile, electronics, aeronautical, high-tech and consumer goods industries, offers a new solution, notably when it comes to the surface quality of recycled and bio-sourced resins. By controlling the temperature of the mould through induction during the injection phase, Roctool allows the optimization of material flow in order to create complex parts, including ultra-thin pieces, to control the surface quality by blurring visual faults (injection points, solder lines and shrinkage cavities, for example), achieving shiny, matte or textured surfaces to a point, in some cases alleviating the need for certain decoration processes like varnishing.