Daily Archives: 16/09/2022

Black plastics recycling: towards a circular economy

Black plastics have been notoriously difficult to detect, but recent technological developments have made it possible to sort them not only by color but also by polymer, unlocking economic value for recycling companies. This is a game changer in the fast-evolving plastic packaging sector, and STADLER – a leading supplier of sorting plants for the […]

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2021 – a record year for the WITTMANN Group

In the fiscal year 2021, the WITTMANN Group realized € 376 million in sales, the third highest figure in its corporate history. The order intake figure even reached an all-time high. In spite of the supply chain problems preventing an even higher sales figure, the WITTMANN Group is looking ahead with optimism.   This optimism […]

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Orthex Group moves toward more sustainable raw materials in cooperation with INEOS Styrolution and BASF

Orthex Houseware storage products made from INEOS Styrolution’s Luran ECO materials Biomass balanced styrene as plastic feedstock supplied by BASF Certified production processes and materials Orthex, a leading Nordic producer of household products, has selected a range of INEOS Styrolution’s sustainable Luran® ECO raw materials for its range of SmartStoreTM Compact storage products. Luran ECO is a […]

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Assembled in the mould: Allrounder More produces 2-component parts cost-effectively

Arburg shows how time and costs can be saved by integrating functions, using the example of Luer connectors for the pharmaceutical industry. The two-component closures are produced by an Allrounder More 1600 with a 4+4-cavity mould from Arburg’s partner Braunform and handled by a Yaskawa six-axis robot. Precision and a delicate touch are required when […]

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Interview with Dr. Michael Ruf, CEO of KraussMaffei Group GmbH

Way2K: Industry interviews in the lead-up to the K 2022 trade fair «Our industry is facing the task of the century» Dr. Ruf, KraussMaffei wants to operate all its plants in a CO2-neutral way by 2030 and make its machine production climate-neutral by 2035. Why is this necessary? KraussMaffei is firmly convinced that sustainability is […]

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INEOS Styrolution introduces range of new sustainable ABS specialty solutions

Mechanically recycled “Novodur® ECO MR” Bio-attributed “Novodur® ECO B” Mechanically recycled “Novodur® ECO High Heat MR” INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, has today announced the introduction of a comprehensive range of sustainable solutions for its specialty ABS[1] product group Novodur®/ Novodur® High Heat addressing applications in a range of industries including automotive, electronics and household. The individual grades come […]

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Sumitomo (SHI) Demag expands cross-company product management with industry expert appointments.

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH, Schwaig – August 2022. Following the successful market launch of the second generation IntElect series, which has positioned Sumitomo (SHI) Demag as the all-electric machine world market leader, the company has defined additional product management experts, each of whom are aligned to future strategic topics. Positioning the company to […]

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Circular Economy Forum at K 2022 from 19 to 26 October in Düsseldorf

VDMA and 13 member companies to present the latest technologies for the circular economy in the plastics industry at K 2022 This year will once again see a Circular Economy Forum held at K in Düsseldorf, The World’s No. 1 Trade Fair for Plastics & Rubber, from 19 to 26 October 2022. On the outdoor […]

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Ambitious: biggest Allrounder produces toolbox in Arburg design

The literally «biggest» application highlight from Arburg at the K 2022 is the production of an interesting premium toolbox in Arburg design. At trade fair stand «13A13», an efficient turnkey system centred on a hybrid Allrounder 1120 H with 6,500 kN clamping force and size 7000 injection unit will produce and refine the main components live. […]

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SIGMASOFT® 6.0 – faster to success through intuitive user-interface

Aachen, September 1st, 2022 – During K 2022 in Duesseldorf (October 19-26th 2022) SIGMA Engineering GmbH presents the new version of SIGMASOFT® 6.0 at booth B29 in hall 13. Software users want “More of Less” – this summarizes the current challenge in development. The huge number of features and options, which modern CAE software offers, […]

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