Moulds – Toolmaking specialist for plastics processing Kiefer Werkzeugbau offers a range of services, including thermoforming and injection moulding tools and stretch blowing.
Kiefer Werkzeugbau, which has developed over the last 30 years, says the company's heart is thermoforming moulds.
Kiefer's customer base is largely food conglomerates and their suppliers. Among the products the company manufactures are moulds for bowls, lids, cups and the associated steel rule dies, match metal dies and stackings. The company also supplies tools for the production of all conceivable forms, and packaging for medical products, pills, shavers, toothbrushes and dressings.
The emphasis on Industry 4.0 is also very contemporary in modern production processes in the company. This also applies to the multi-layered process of thermoforming, which is increasingly monitored, evaluated and ultimately optimised by electronic components and/or sensors.
At the plastics show in the U.S., NPE 2018 in Orlando, Kiefer Werkzeugbau will showcase:
- mould components with servo technology
- clamp shells
- thermoforming parts without steel rule die niks
- tamper evident ideas.
Considering sustainability and the ever-increasing prices of raw material and energy, naturally, new and economical concepts are required in thermoforming tools as well. New solutions are also constantly being developed in this area, with Kiefer having long established itself firmly in the market of thermoformers and is said to be one of the top addresses in the industry today.
The Germany-based company has also adopted technologies such as laser processing and 5-axis CNC milling of up to 3m machining ranges.
The company invests in qualified young people in the form of training them, with the aim to attract qualified specialists for the future. Kiefer also has a technolgy centre to test tools. The need to always be a step ahead of the competition has not become smaller even after 30 years. Innovation, precision and experience continue to form the basis for the company future, Kiefer says.
At NPE, the company will be in the South Hall , Booth S 16072.