The company HAWACAST
Perfection in plastics technology – for more than 20 years
We are a highly specialised manufacturer of HAWAMID PA 12G – a polyamide 12 produced through pressureless casting. Put simply, the material properties of this high-performance plastic can be said to be hard, tough and wear-resistant. The special feature of HAWAMID PA 12G is that it combines two important properties. Alternative materials such as POM or PA 6G may have individual material parameters that are superior in terms of e.g. strength, heat deflection temperature or abrasion resistance – but only if observed in isolation. As soon as they are subjected to environmental stress such as dampness, heat, cold, chemical substances etc., the material property values generally decrease rapidly.
HAWAMID PA 12G maintains its mechanical properties across a wide range of temperatures, absorbs the least amount of water amongst all polyamides and, to a great extent, is resistant to chemicals. What is decisive is the interaction between the required mechanical properties in the correct application under the prevailing environmental conditions.
HAWAMID PA 12 G is used as a sturdy structural material in machinery and plant engineering, hoisting/conveying and drive engineering or anywhere else where the unusual combination of the material properties is superior to other plastics or metallic materials.
A high-performance construction material which, with its special combination of material properties, is far superior to other plastics or metallic materials.
The company HAWACAST
HAWACAST GmbH started 1999 with the production of HAWAMID PA 12G in the completely refurbished and newly equipped factory building in Ochsenhausen. Word about HAWACAST‘s consistent quality, service, customer proximity and on-time delivery got around quickly and production figures increased steadily. Thanks to the rapid growth, the production site soon had to be extended. With the completion of the extension in 2008, the company now has 2 casting plants and 1100 m² production space to its disposal.
The combination of state-of-the-art machines and highly trained and motivated employees make HAWACAST a much sought-after supplier – experience and customer service make us a much sought-after partner.
HAWACAST is a sought-after supplier – experience and customer service make us an international partner.
Environmental protection – more than a promise
Manufacturing PA 12G requires a large amount of primary energy. However, the use of so much energy is more than justified by the outstanding properties and long service life of PA 12G. Nonetheless, we want to do everything in our power to keep our ecological footprint as small as possible. For that reason we use electricity generated from regenerative energy sources and are thus able to reduce our annual CO2 emissions by approx. 80 tonnes.
While extending our production facilities, we also invested in a state-of-the-art filtration system that filters our exhaust air. Our next project will involve the recovery of our waste heat.
We are doing this not because we have to – but because we want to!
Environmental protection is not just a promise, but determines our actions.
Advice and service
HAWAMID PA 12G is a tough and hard high-performance plastic – if used properly it is almost unbeatable. HAWACAST is a manufacturer with decades of experience and has always been a consulting partner to the processing industry. Benefit from our specialised experience on the range of possibilities available for your specific application. With your help we will calculate and optimise the parts and adapt them according to our and your production conditions.
If the demands on the material are less stringent we will also be happy to offer cheaper alternative materials.
HAWACAST is a manufacturer with decades of experience and has always been a consulting partner to the processing industry.