Yearly Archives: 2019

The European plastics industry: hoping for the best, preparing for the worst

In the run-up to K 2019, the European plastics industry faces challenges on several fronts. Overall, the economy is just bumping along; the prolonged exit of the UK from the European Union is creating disquiet; major traditional export markets are wobbling; and hardening attitudes of consumers towards plastics packaging are leading to hasty – some […]

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Baumüller – Greater productivity through permanent lubrication of the internal toothing

New servo pump features ensure significantly reduced service requirements High efficiency, better process performance and low heat development. These are just a few of the advantages of a servo pump. This is why the Baumüller servo pump solution has been in use for years in a number of applications such as presses and injection molding […]

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Cabot Corporation to Showcase Innovative Formulations at K Trade Fair 2019

Cabot’s application innovations address e-mobility, recyclability and sustainability Boston, MA – Cabot Corporation, a leading global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, is pleased to announce its participation in K 2019 from October 16-23, 2019. During the show, Cabot will showcase its deep market expertise and application innovation to meet the evolving needs of the […]

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EMO Hannover 2019 showcasing wide range of additively manufactured workpieces in the additive manufacturing circle

3D printing on the threshold to mass production Industrial 3D printing has now become an integral part of metalworking. EMO Hannover 2019 is reflecting this development by launching a compact new section to provide a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in this field. Service providers, machine and tool manufacturers as well as software providers […]

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CAN THE GLOBAL PLASTIC WASTE EXPORT MARKET BE REVIVED?

With the introduction of plastic import bans across South East Asia, the global export market has slowed hugely over the last 12 months.   Countries such as China, Thailand, Malaysia and India have restricted plastic and other waste being imported, leaving exporting countries with a predicament. Not only have these bans led to the exporting […]

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INEOS STYROLUTION HOSTS GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR ITS NEW 100KT ASA PLANT IN BAYPORT, TEXAS

 Additional resources for the dynamic Americas market  Increased local supplies  Investment reflects commitment to the company’s Triple Shift growth strategy INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, today announces that the company hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new 100tk ASA (acrylonitrile styrene acrylate) plant in Bayport, Texas. The development of the […]

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Frankfurt, 8 August 2019 – Interview with Bernd Niemann, Managing Director of FM Kunststofftechnik GmbH, and Korbinian Kiesl, President of Billion SAS

«Our coffee mugs decompose in the ground» • Biopolymers can be composted underground • Circular economy has different drivers these days • A bad image hinders recruitment of skilled staff Mr Niemann, your company manufactures long-lasting plastic parts for industry. Now you are also producing reusable coffee mugs from plastics which are fully compostable. Why […]

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Call for Innovations: Innovation Award «Biocomposite of the Year 2019»

The established innovation award ”Biocomposite of the Year 2019‘‘ will be granted to the innovative and trend setting biocomposites materials and products. Producers and inventors of innovative and new applications for Wood-Plastic Composites (WPC) and Natural Fibre Composites (NFC) are invited to hand over their applications by the end of September 2019. The award will […]

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SIGMA at K 2019 – Utilizing Virtual DoE over the Entire Development Process

Accompanying the development process with SIGMASOFT®, from part design, over mold design to production   At this year’s K Show SIGMA Engineering aligns its booth concept with the motto “SIGMAinteract – Autonomous Optimization connects departments” and presents its new SIGMAinteract. In a cooperation project SIGMA shows how to use virtual DoE during the entire development […]

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NEW EXTRUSION SERVO CUTTER LAUNCHED AT K’2019

GILLARD will be exhibiting a new extrusion servo rotary cutter on their stand no. 16C77 in Hall 16 at K’2019, Düsseldorf, Germany (16th – 23rd October 2019). The new Servo-Torq® Plus extrusion cutter is designed for plastics, rubbers & many nonpolymermaterials. The unit combines the latest Lenze brushless AC servo motors with afully digital multi-axis […]

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