Silicone Expo Europe
From 21-23 March, the Silicone Expo Europe will take place in the RAI in Amsterdam. During the trade fair and it’s conferences, companies present their latest developments, techniques and innovations in the field of silicones. ZORGE also participates in this fair. The Silicone Expo is co-located with the Tape & Functional Film (TFF) Expo.
TPE-metal bonded parts
Our German sister organization Hoffmann GmbH expanded its portfolio in December with an investment in a new and unique production technique: the over-moulding and bonding of tiny and high-precision TPE parts to metal. The multi-component TPE injection moulding technique is a welcome addition to the existing specialities in micro-bonded rubber-metal parts. The machines are specially developed for the serial production of anchor elements in valves, which are applied for the comfort adjustment of a new generation of car seats. The injection moulding process is fully automated, whereby the parts are 100% checked using a vision system. Visit the Hoffmann website for more information. Are you also curious about the possibilities we can offer you in TPE? Please send us your email to email@example.com.
Rubber moulded parts made in EU
Have you ever thought of relocating your Asian-sourced rubber moulded parts back to Europe again? New investments in machinery and months of research have proven that we are well capable in supplying you European-quality parts at Asian price levels.
Expansion automated vision control Hungary
Recently, Zorge Hungary has put a new and state-of-art automated vision control system into operation. This new system enables checking rubber parts at very high speed and accuracy for the correct dimensions and quality. The system is suitable for various products produced in ZORGE's Hungarian factory. It’s also a welcome addition to the control systems that are already deployed at the sites in the Netherlands and Germany. See also our demo on YouTube.
HOFFMANN part of ZORGE
ZORGE has recently acquired Hoffmann GmbH. This step follows the strategic partnership that both companies entered into in 2016.
10 PPM supplier award PACCAR
For the 13th consecutive year, ZORGE has achieved PACCAR's “10 PPM Supplier Award” for its delivery performance in 2020.
Production capacity LSR injection moulding expanded
The machine park of the Dutch production site was expanded this month with a new LSR injection molding machine for the production of silicone parts.
Our general terms and conditions for sales and delivery have been updated with effect from 1 January 2020. The terms have been updated to the current status and replace the old terms from 2008. We recommend that you review these terms for agreements and orders. The renewed general terms and conditions can be found on our internet site under www.zorge.com/Company/Terms.
Plasma technology for micro-bonded parts
Plasma technology has been introduced at the ZORGE HOFFMANN group this year. The technology is used at the HOFFMANN site in Germany to provide micro-bonded parts or parts from rubber, metal or plastic with highly accurate and high-quality HOFFPLAS coating. These nano-coatings prevent, among other things, unwanted stick-slip and static frication effects of dynamic applications with rubber parts are reduced. Interested? Please inquire about our options.
Rubber production capacity expanded
ZORGE Hungary recently put four new rubber injection moulding machines into operation to meet the growing demand in rubber moulded parts. The new machines have closing forces up to 4500 kN and are equipped with the latest techniques for automated production of rubber moulded parts: core pulling and brushing systems, middle plate exchangers and air pressure systems for better demoulding of products and faster cleaning of the rubber moulds.
„Zero-defect” delivery is a popular request from our customers in the heating industry and automotive industry. In order to meet this requirement even better, ZORGE has automated vision control systems on its LSR injection molding processes. Silicone parts can be checked automatically in-line with digital cameras for possible deviations and sorted according to quality. With these new techniques we offer our customers even higher reliability and quality of our products.
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Technology days at HELLA
In June ZORGE and HOFMANN organized two technology days at the Romanian site of the HELLA Group, a leading manufacturer in the automotive industry of electronics, lighting systems and aftermarket parts. During this technology event, which was enthousiastically attended by approximately 50 HELLA employers from different area’s, information and knowledge was exchanged about elastomers, processing techniques and application area’s.
Our product range has been extended with standardized rubber parts. Next to custom specified rubber parts we now can offer an extensive range of bonded seals, rubber-metal buffers, gamma-rings, V-rings, O-rings and X-rings.
10 PPM Supplier achievement
For the 9th consecutive year ZORGE has prolonged its supplier status over 2016 at PACCAR.
Production rubber moulding expanded
Recently ZORGE expanded its production capacity in the Hungarian facility in order to meet the growing demands on rubber parts. A new production hall was taken into operation in October, while the machine capacity was expanded with two injection moulding machines with closing forces of 4000kN. Also investments were made in facilities for assembly of (rubber) parts. With this, the company strengthens its position in the Central European OEM market and continues on its gained experience and knowledge in cold runner technology, mould construction and production automation.
Dutch-German rubber alliance
ZORGE and German-based Hoffmann GmbH, located in Kirchheim unter Teck, have joined forces to form a formidable alliance. These two specialist, family-run businesses – with production facilities in Germany, Hungary and the Netherlands – will now be working together to manufacture precision rubber components. In addition to rubber moulding, HOFFMANN also specialises in the manufacture of high-grade, high-precision, composite rubber-metal and rubber-plastic components. The two companies complement each other perfectly in terms of their markets and production techniques. The strategic alliance was formed in March 2016 and announced at a joint company presentation given by directors Jochen Kugler, Dino Zorge and Dr Andreas Hoffman (from left to right in the photo).