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Cannon Global Service meet to share «the» major project

A 5-day-meeting was organised in November 2011 for the Cannon worldwide After-Sales engineers involved in the PU technology of dosing machines and plants. The event saw 65 people from 19 countries attending a tight training and updating program in the Cannon Afros factory north of Milano, Italy.

A special emphasis was given to the mixing process, with the aim of updating them on the recent developments and deepen the knowledge of skills and practices of intervention on the Cannon machines installed in the various geographical areas, in the different configurations, and for the various applications.

A second target of the meeting was to give the technical people from different countries and cultures an opportunity to meet, to identify each other as members of the same project and to exchange common experiences.

The meeting scored, in the final evaluation of the participants, a very positive judgement, with extremely constructive suggestions for the organisation of the next events.

More than 20 tutors were involved in defining, preparing, organizing, and carrying out the various aspects of the meeting, that represented the beginning of a systematic dialogue for all the Cannon Service people with the aim of a constant improvement to meet the challenges of the near future.

Three new papers @ UTECH 2012

Cannon have always participated to the UTECH Technical Conferences presenting their latest developments in various fields of Polyurethanes processing. This constant presence has generated in the Group a tradition of witnessing and sharing in public the matured know-how, without worring too much about being promptly imitated by less innovative competitors.

In line with its tradition of diffusing specialised information, Cannon presents at this UTECH 2012 Conference edition one historical and two technical papers:

- “Developments in Processing Equipment and Techniques”:

resumes the past 75 years of Polyurethane processing, reminds the pioneers that have invented this fascinating technology, highlights the milestones, tries to view in the crystall ball looking for some ideas for the future.

-“Innovative Method for the Production of Structural

Elements for the Construction Industry” illustrates an interesting application leading to the manufacture of large ceramic elements destined to the external and internal decoration of industrial and civilian buildings, hospitals, boats etc. Using a two-component special low-pressure machine and a spray head to apply a thin, regular layer of PUR adhesive, the ceramic slabs are reinforced with a thin glass mat.

- “Vacuum-Assisted Injection Technology for Refrigerator

Production” shows the latest innovation developed by Cannon in the field of refrigerators manufacture: the use of vacuum in the mould containing the fridge cabinet makes much easier the foam filling phase after the injection, generates a better foam- thanks to the special PASCAL ™ chemistry develped by DOW - and provides higher insulation properties.

All these papers are available for download in the Cannon Group’s website ( )

Enjoy the reading, and contact us if you have a special interest in these subjects!

celebrate their first 50 years with Cannon!

Important anniversaries must be celebrated in special ways! FSK - the German Association of Cellular Foamers - celebrates this year their first 50 years of activity, and organised a special tour to Italy to make it a date to be remembered. Fifty of their members, led by their Managing Director Dr. Hans-W. Paul Schloz and by their President Albrecht Manderscheid, organised a technical tour visiting a number of Italian companies involved in Polyurethane processing.

Group picture of the FSK visitors at the Cannon Afros factory in Caronno Pertusella, near Milano, Italy.

Six technical presentations were given in two conference rooms to the fifty members of the FSK during their visit to Cannon

The whole afternoon and evening of Wednes- day, March 14, 2012, were spent with the Cannon Group, visiting the Plastics Techno- logies Pole of Caronno Pertusella, near Milano.

A comprehensive program of technical presentation was organised by Cannon, inviting a number of prestigeous customers to witness the advantages deriving from the use of the Group's technologies.

A tour of the Cannon Afros factory allowed the guests to view the latest machines in assembly phase and to visit the modern R&D centre.

A press conference with the Italian and International technical press was held at the end of the day, that was finally concluded by an Italian-style dinner in a restaurant nearby.

Marco Volpato, Cannon Group’s MD (left), receives a commemorative trophy from FSK MD Dr. H.P. Schloz

FSK’s President Albrecht Manderscheid (left), and MD Dr. H.P. Schloz (right) cut the 50 Years cake


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