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  • Plastics as the Trailblazer of Environmental Protection?
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 3

    Plastics as the Trailblazer of Environmental Protection?

    Editorial

    Are you already green, bio and sustainable? Ultimately, companies, politicians and private individuals are all trying to show how...   more

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  • Content
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 4

    Content

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  • More Complex Tasks, More Easily Solved?
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 6 - 8

    More Complex Tasks, More Easily Solved?

    The Future of Simulation: Questions and Answers at the Moldflow User Meeting “Connect!”

    The injection molding simulation becomes more comprehensive and precise, starting with the material data up to the prediction accuracy. As...   more

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  • The Answer to Many Questions
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 12

    The Answer to Many Questions

    Guest Commentary by Dr. Michael Zobel

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  • Polyethylene (PE)
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 14 - 19

    Polyethylene (PE)

    For Decades, PE Has Been Improving Living Conditions in the Areas of Packaging Safety, Medical Technology, and Weight Reduction

    This contribution has made PE the most commonly used plastic worldwide with current growth rates of 4 % and global consumption of 100...   more

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  • Polypropylene (PP)
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 20 - 25

    Polypropylene (PP)

    Growth through Sustainability and Technical Specialization

    Higher mechanical properties with lower density make polypropylene an interesting alternative to polyethyl‧ene for a large number of...   more

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  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 26 - 29

    Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

    Continuing on a Growth Trajectory

    Global PVC demand has increased further. This is also forecast for the coming years. Besides product innovations, growth is mainly driven...   more

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  • Polyurethane (PU)
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 30 - 36

    Polyurethane (PU)

    The Global PU Sales Reached a New Record in 2018 with just over 20 Million Tons

    In the midterm, a worldwide increase in PU consumption of 4 to 5 % per year is to be expected. Growth drivers are the sound economic...   more

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  • Polyamide 6 and 66 (PA6, PA66)
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 38 - 44

    Polyamide 6 and 66 (PA6, PA66)

    Strong Trend towards Replacement of PA66 with PA6 Compounds

    The worldwide market situation differs widely for PA6 and PA66. While demand and capacities for PA6 precursors and base polymers are...   more

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  • Polycarbonate (PC)
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 45 - 50

    Polycarbonate (PC)

    Versatile Technical Thermoplastic Is Booming in Asia

    In the years 2015 to 2018, the growth of the global PC market almost reached its capacity limits in some cases. The associated unusually...   more

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  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 51 - 54

    Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

    Prime Material for a Circular Economy

    PET bottles can be recycled into new food packaging. Large-scale recovery systems and recycling procedures have become established since...   more

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  • Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 55 - 58

    Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)

    Growth through Diversity for Molding Compounds and Semifinished Products

    The global market for PMMA continues to benefit from an increasing demand, mainly from the construction and electronics industry as well as...   more

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  • Styrene Copolymers
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 59 - 64

    Styrene Copolymers

    Polystyrene and Copolymers Combine Aesthetics with Technical and Sustainable Properties

    The aesthetically and mechanically outstanding properties of styrene polymers are extensively enhanced by different blending partners. New...   more

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  • Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 65 - 67

    Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)

    Superior Surface Properties Combined with Engineering Plastics Properties Going Aesthetics

    The China market demand determines the global ABS growth. Despite the actual market slowdown, further growth is expected in coming years....   more

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  • Polyoxymethylene (POM)
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 68 - 74

    Polyoxymethylene (POM)

    Moderate Growth in Traditional Applications and Ongoing Attractive Growth in Demand in Asia

    Today, over 70 % of global POM production capacity is located in Asia. The market is growing strongly at around 4.5 % annually, totaling...   more

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  • Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 75 - 78

    Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)

    The High-Performance Polymer Opens up New Possibilities for Processing Methods and Applications

    PEEK was invented a little over 40 years ago, and so is a relatively young high-performing thermoplastic polymer. Nevertheless, continuous...   more

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  • Fluoroplastics
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 79 - 83

    Fluoroplastics

    Dielectric Properties for Digitalization, Electro Mobility and Autonomous Driving

    Global consumption of fluoroplastics has continued to increase in recent years as consumer industries and ‧applications in the chemical,...   more

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  • Fiber-Reinforced Plastics
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 84 - 87

    Fiber-Reinforced Plastics

    The Manifold New Collection of Reactive Systems and Thermoplastic Composites

    The traditional markets for glass fiber-reinforced thermoplastics remain stable. Thermoplastic composites are gaining fast with 3D-printing...   more

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  • Technology Made in Asia
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 88 - 91

    Technology Made in Asia

    Asian Exhibitors Bring their Latest Innovations to K 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany

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  • Weighing without Time Overhead
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 92 - 93

    Weighing without Time Overhead

    Weight Measuring System Directly on the Robot Ensures Process Quality

    In injection molding, the component weight reflects the process consistency and the component quality. Components are therefore often...   more

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  • Light Suspension
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 94 - 96

    Light Suspension

    LKH Produces Fully Automated Traceable Part Variants for the Automotive Industry

    For the production of plastic components for an automotive air suspension system, LKH Kunststoffwerk Heiligenroth GmbH & Co. KG uses two...   more

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  • Today Packaging, Tomorrow Raw ‧Material
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 97 - 100

    Today Packaging, Tomorrow Raw ‧Material

    At the K, KraussMaffei Will Be Showing the Cycle from Product to Upcycling to a New Product

    Paint bucket or A-pillar finisher? In our thoughts and attribution of value, packaging items and high-tech components often represent...   more

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  • Foam Injection Molding for Thin-Walled Packaging
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 102 - 106

    Foam Injection Molding for Thin-Walled Packaging

    Viscosity Reduction for Molded Parts with Large Flow Path/Wall Thickness Ratios

    As physical foam injection molding reduces the melt viscosity, it can be used for the production of thin-walled components. The material...   more

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  • Less Is More
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 108 - 109

    Less Is More

    Pumps with Higher Speed Range Enable Compact Sizes

    Hydraulic applications are experiencing growing demand for pumps with higher speeds: the goal is to make the power train more cost- and...   more

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  • The Key to an Automation Network
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 110 - 111

    The Key to an Automation Network

    Decentralized and Modular Drive Technology from Nord Is Equipped for the Digital Future

    A wide selection of decentralized drive technology with frequency inverters that can be individually adapted to any desired application and...   more

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  • Radiation Crosslinking of Films
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 112 - 116

    Radiation Crosslinking of Films

    New Applications in the Thermoforming of Filled Materials

    Irradiating semi-crystalline thermoplastics induces three-dimensional crosslinking in the macromolecules. Radiation crosslinking has long...   more

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  • Better Computation of Fiber-Reinforced Engine Components
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 118 - 123

    Better Computation of Fiber-Reinforced Engine Components

    Precise Prediction of the Vibration Behavior of Structural Parts through FEM Simulation

    Fiber-reinforced plastics are playing an ever more important role in the development of low-noise engines. Taking the example of an...   more

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  • Inline Layer Thickness Measurement
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 124 - 127

    Inline Layer Thickness Measurement

    Contactless Measurement with Terahertz Waves in the Micrometer to Centimeter Range

    Terahertz technology supports contactless inline measurement in the micrometer to centimeter range. Wall thicknesses of pipes, hoses, and...   more

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  • Shaping up Quickly
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 128 - 129

    Shaping up Quickly

    Additively Manufactured Mold Inserts for Medical Devices

    The development of new medical devices often requires the capacity to make prototypes from original plastic material in a cleanroom. The...   more

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  • Preview
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 130

    Preview

    Topics of the Next Issue:

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  • Editorial
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 3

    Editorial

    System Change – If Not Now, When?

    There’s never been so much trash at a K trade fair before. We mean recycled trash. It’s not only that the recycling plant manufacturers...   more

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  • Inhaltsverzeichnis
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 4

    Inhaltsverzeichnis

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  • K 2019
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 6

    K 2019

    Product Highlights 

    Until the opening of K in Düsseldorf, Germany, the trade fair halls remain shrouded in mystery. Of course, the finishing touches will not...   more

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  • K under the Sway of Circularity
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 8 - 10

    K under the Sway of Circularity

    What K 2019 Has to Offer in and around the Circular Economy

    The announced motto for the fair was the “circular economy,” and the exhibitors are answering the call, as plastics’ tarnished image makes...   more

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  • The Eternal Circle
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 11

    The Eternal Circle

    Circular Economy and Digitalization Are Key Issues for Machine Manufacturers

    It is not new to state that injection molding is a cyclic process. However, injection molding manufacturers are now concentrating on...   more

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  • Exhibitors See Green
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 22

    Exhibitors See Green

    Resource-Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Products Are the Trend in Tooling Technology

    Starting with the systematic design of manufacturing processes and the precise simulation of part manufacture, through smart tooling...   more

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  • Handling Materials Precisely and Efficiently
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 32

    Handling Materials Precisely and Efficiently

    Modern Controls Are Focusing on Automation through Comprehensive Connectivity

    In the field of material handling, we continue to find a broad spectrum of products to feed, mix, and meter granulates and powders....   more

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  • The Formulation Is Not Everything
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 38

    The Formulation Is Not Everything

    Fast Adaptation of System Technology through Modular Design and High System ‧Efficiency

    The manufacturers of machines and systems for plastics compounding are expanding proven series with new sizes and optimizing existing...   more

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  • Circular Economy Is the Buzzword of the Hour
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 42

    Circular Economy Is the Buzzword of the Hour

    Expanded Machine Portfolios from Turnkey Solutions to Integrated Systems

    Current requirements for product quality and rising demands for sustainable products are dictating ever stricter requirements regarding the...   more

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  • Efficiency Remains the Order of the Day
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 48

    Efficiency Remains the Order of the Day

    Optimization of Components and Expansion of Plant Control Systems Offer Potential for Improvement

    In the area of pipe and profile extrusion, the focus remains on increasing efficiency. In addition to energy-saving systems, the focus on...   more

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  • A Perfect Concept All Round
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 52

    A Perfect Concept All Round

    The Circular Economy – Sustainable yet Efficient?

    With innovations in metrology, processing and automation, the film industry is again pursuing the goal of process optimization and...   more

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  • Focus on the Circular Economy
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 56

    Focus on the Circular Economy

    New Challenges for Machine Manufacturers and Processors

    This year’s plastics trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, is all about the circular economy. Recycling and sustainability, alongside...   more

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  • Superficial, Yet Demanding
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 59

    Superficial, Yet Demanding

    Individuality, Flexibility and New Material Combinations Are the Latest Trends

    Many new developments and advances in surface technology that vary in scope from application to application will be shown at the K 2019....   more

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  • Efficient, Flexible and Sustainable Thermoforming
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 64

    Efficient, Flexible and Sustainable Thermoforming

    Advances Contributing to Improving the Circular Economy

    Besides improving productivity and energy efficiency of the overall systems, as well as of individual machine components, this year’s K...   more

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  • Precision Measurement, Smart Optimization
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 67

    Precision Measurement, Smart Optimization

    Digital Data Processing is Breaking New Ground with Connectivity and Artificial Intelligence

    Without measurement and testing technology, it would be impossible to ensure consistently high product quality. To tackle such quality...   more

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  • Weld Your Way
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 74

    Weld Your Way

    Plastics Joining Technology Characterized by Flexibility, Individualization and Digitalization

    Customized solutions for joining plastics are gaining in importance. Modern developments in plant engineering, digitalization and design,...   more

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  • Technology Made Easy
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 78

    Technology Made Easy

    New Mobility Forms and Digitalization Are Shaping the Development of Engineering and High-Performance Plastics

    New developments by the raw material producers are responding to current application trends. Requirements are changing due to the advent of...   more

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  • Attention to Detail
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 84

    Attention to Detail

    Not only Polymers but also Additives and Masterbatches Must Be Sustainable

    Besides compounds modified for special applications and lightweight components, sustainable materials are also becoming an increasingly‧...   more

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  • Beyond Human Capabilities
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 89 - 93

    Beyond Human Capabilities

    Model-Based Process Setup by Fully Interconnected Production in Injection Molding

    The quality of injection molded parts and the process stability are still heavily dependent on the knowledge and experience of the process...   more

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  • Production Brought to Growth
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 94 - 95

    Production Brought to Growth

    How TN Plastics Produces Thin-Walled Containers Resource-Efficiently

    They are needed in thousands of units in Dutch greenhouses: plant pots. TN Plastics from Netherlands produces these thin-walled containers...   more

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