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  • The Core Questions of Digital Transformation
    Kunststoffe international 2020/07, PAGE 3

    The Core Questions of Digital Transformation

    Editorial

    Those who know how to use data understand their business. Simple as that may sound, it is no easy matter for manufacturers to find out what...   more

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    Kunststoffe international 2020/07, PAGE 4

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  • Use Cases of Digitized Plastics Processing
    Kunststoffe international 2020/07, PAGE 6 - 8

    Use Cases of Digitized Plastics Processing

    PIC 4.0 Elaborates Holistic Solutions for Industrial Demands

    While the use of assistance systems in production is increasing, the range of digital solutions continues to grow. However, the number of...   more

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  • A Plastics Expo
    Kunststoffe international 2020/07, PAGE 10

    A Plastics Expo

    “D-Expo Kunststoff” – the Digital Industry Forum in Fall of 2020

    November will see the launch of a new digital trade show for plastics technology. The organizer has already cut its teeth on two similar...   more

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  • Less Granules  Stock Means More Quality
    Kunststoffe international 2020/07, PAGE 15 - 18

    Less Granules Stock Means More Quality

    The Principle of Starve Feeding: Injection Molding Ultrahigh Purity Light Guides

    In cars, LEDs are taking over ever more applications and are increasingly used as differentiating design ‧elements. They increase the...   more

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  • Real-Time Process Monitoring in Cleanroom Environments
    Kunststoffe international 2020/07, PAGE 19 - 21

    Real-Time Process Monitoring in Cleanroom Environments

    Electrical Drives in Injection Molds

    In the production of plastic parts for the medical and pharmaceutical industry, the requirements for cleanroom environments are becoming...   more

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  • Completely Joined to the Host Computer System
    Kunststoffe international 2020/07, PAGE 22 - 24

    Completely Joined to the Host Computer System

    Böllhoff Uses ALS as a Uniform Global MES for Injection Molding and Metalworking

    The Wilhelm Böllhoff GmbH & Co. KG employs Arburg’s ALS host computer system as a uniform MES at ‧locations all over the world. Not only...   more

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  • No More Weight Problems
    Kunststoffe international 2020/07, PAGE 25 - 27

    No More Weight Problems

    Dynamic Adjustment of Switchover Pressure and Holding Pressure to Achieve a Constant Part Weight

    HiQ Flow is Wittmann Battenfeld’s answer to the challenge of fluctuating shot weights in injection-molded parts. The assistant system...   more

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  • Symbiosis of Toolmaking and Serial Production
    Kunststoffe international 2020/07, PAGE 28 - 31

    Symbiosis of Toolmaking and Serial Production

    Guideline to the Development of Predictive Maintenance Systems for Serial Producers and Toolmaking Companies

    Unforeseen downtimes in serial production are always accompanied by high costs, making it essential for ‧machines to be serviced in time....   more

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  • Flexible Guiding Systems for Cooling Air
    Kunststoffe international 2020/07, PAGE 32 - 36

    Flexible Guiding Systems for Cooling Air

    Increase in Mass Throughput and Improved Mechanical Product Properties

    In order to avoid bubble ruptures during the production of blown film, the velocity of the cooling air is often ‧reduced, which has a...   more

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  • Paying Attention to Layers in-between
    Kunststoffe international 2020/07, PAGE 37 - 42

    Paying Attention to Layers in-between

    Continuous Compression Molding Multilayer of Coffee Capsules

    Continuous Compression Molding (CCM) technology can be applied to multilayer solutions and is referred to as Continuous Compression Molding...   more

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  • Absorption of Water by Molded Plastics
    Kunststoffe international 2020/07, PAGE 43 - 46

    Absorption of Water by Molded Plastics

    Numerical Simulations Help to Describe and Understand Diffusion Processes

    What does the simulation of a diffusion process have to do with the simulation of a temperature field? Simply put, they share the same...   more

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  • Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polyphenylene Sulfide Made Weldable
    Kunststoffe international 2020/07, PAGE 47 - 49

    Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polyphenylene Sulfide Made Weldable

    Novel Laser Welding Technology Can Also Be Used for Higher Filled PPS Types

    Especially in the automotive industry, high-performance polymers are increasingly replacing assemblies made of metal and conventional...   more

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    Kunststoffe international 2020/07, PAGE 50

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  • Color as a Messenger of Sustainability
    Kunststoffe international 2020/06, PAGE 3

    Color as a Messenger of Sustainability

    Editorial

    Plastics will stay green. Quite literally. The Special in this issue (from page 7) deals with color and design of plastics. We talked to...   more

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    Kunststoffe international 2020/06, PAGE 4

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  • What Will Be the Color of 2021?
    Kunststoffe international 2020/06, PAGE 7 - 9

    What Will Be the Color of 2021?

    Trend Report on the Coloration of Plastics

    Plastics processors have a wide range of colors at their disposal to color their products. Choosing the right color can ultimately be the...   more

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  • Exciting Design instead of Exciting Manufacturing
    Kunststoffe international 2020/06, PAGE 10 - 12

    Exciting Design instead of Exciting Manufacturing

    A 3D-Printed Nozzle and Modified Dosing Method Deliver Reproducible Marbling in a ‧Robust Process

    Marbling is often a real eye-catcher in plastic components. However, the effect is difficult to create and there are some pitfalls when it...   more

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  • White without Titanium-Dioxide
    Kunststoffe international 2020/06, PAGE 13 - 16

    White without Titanium-Dioxide

    Porous Nanostructures as Replacement for White Pigments

    An innovative process allows to fabricate thin, white polymer surfaces without white pigments. For that, the polymer is foamed with...   more

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  • Inline Quality Monitoring and Data-Based Quality Prediction
    Kunststoffe international 2020/06, PAGE 17 - 20

    Inline Quality Monitoring and Data-Based Quality Prediction

    Successfully Managing Digital Transformation with Automation and Artificial Intelligence

    Maintaining competitiveness while producing in Germany requires not only cost-efficient production, but also high-quality products. Vorwerk...   more

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  • “You Can See What Is Happening in the Mold”
    Kunststoffe international 2020/06, PAGE 21 - 24

    “You Can See What Is Happening in the Mold”

    Interview with Eberhard Duffner and Paul F. Filz by the Magazine Kunststoffe

    The 2019 K fair focused on the fusion of digital methods with analog production processes. At the fair, Arburg and Simcon showcased a...   more

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  • A Bike Frame from an Injection Molding Machine
    Kunststoffe international 2020/06, PAGE 25 - 27

    A Bike Frame from an Injection Molding Machine

    Controlling Complex Development and Manufacturing Processes, Using Simulation

    The toolmaker Siebenwurst uses injection molding simulation to optimize part design and production processes in its routine workflows....   more

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  • An Eye for the Essential
    Kunststoffe international 2020/06, PAGE 28 - 31

    An Eye for the Essential

    Software-Based Tape Stacking with the Aid of Camera Technology Paves the way for Thermoplastic Composites

    Thermoplastic tapes are expected to achieve great things, namely to shape the next generation of thermoplastic composites. This calls for...   more

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  • Advantages through Sustainable ‧Temperature-Control Technology
    Kunststoffe international 2020/06, PAGE 32 - 35

    Advantages through Sustainable ‧Temperature-Control Technology

    Even in Difficult Economic Times, It Is Worthwhile Investing in Energy-Efficient ‧Temperature Control

    Climate protection is still on the global agenda, even if its relative importance has changed recently in the public perception. Many...   more

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  • Nitrogen on Tap – Not from the Bottle
    Kunststoffe international 2020/06, PAGE 36 - 37

    Nitrogen on Tap – Not from the Bottle

    Physical Foaming Makes Plastic Parts Lighter and more Stable

    Automotive supplier Pollmann uses an injection molding process to physically foam glass fiber-reinforced thermoplastics used in the...   more

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  • Closing a Gap
    Kunststoffe international 2020/06, PAGE 38 - 39

    Closing a Gap

    From Drying with Compressed Air, through Precision in Dosing, to Conveying ‧“Mikado Sticks”

    In the wake of the developments in processing methods, the technology of ancillary equipment is also making advances. The key drivers of...   more

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  • Understanding Kneading Holistically
    Kunststoffe international 2020/06, PAGE 40 - 44

    Understanding Kneading Holistically

    Predict Co-Kneader Behavior Efficiently with Procedural Understanding

    Thanks to its special working principle, the co-kneader fulfills top mixing requirements. Until now, however, its design could not be based...   more

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  • Uniting Glass and Plastic
    Kunststoffe international 2020/06, PAGE 45 - 47

    Uniting Glass and Plastic

    Innovative Glass-Plastic Hybrid Combinations through Precise Laser Structuring

    Transparent functional and design elements often consist of glass and plastic materials. But there may be problems in bonding them using...   more

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  • Glossy Components without Painting
    Kunststoffe international 2020/06, PAGE 48 - 49

    Glossy Components without Painting

    Aliphatic High-Performance Polyamide for Plastic Surfaces

    Optics play an increasingly important role in plastic components. Glossy and even surfaces are decisive for an attractive appearance. With...   more

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  • Roadmap to the Plastics Industry for 110 Years
    Kunststoffe international 2020/05, PAGE 3

    Roadmap to the Plastics Industry for 110 Years

    Editorial

    When something unprecedented happens, our perspective almost automatically widens. In this time of pandemic, “the biggest challenge since...   more

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    Kunststoffe international 2020/05, PAGE 4

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  • Central Hub for Digitization in Plastics Processing
    Kunststoffe international 2020/05, PAGE 7 - 9

    Central Hub for Digitization in Plastics Processing

    The Plastics Innovation Center 4.0 Is under Construction at the Campus Melaten in Aachen, Germany

    Because it has not yet been possible to exploit the full potential of digitization in plastics processing, the Institute for Plastics...   more

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  • Starting up under the Shadow of Corona
    Kunststoffe international 2020/05, PAGE 10 - 13

    Starting up under the Shadow of Corona

    Current Challenges and Options for Action in the Plastics Industry

    For almost two decades, an expert committee, meeting once a year, has supported Kunststoffe magazine in determining the state of play in...   more

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  • Polymer Materials
    Kunststoffe international 2020/05, PAGE 14 - 16

    Polymer Materials

    On the Image of Plastics and their Responsible Use

    Polymer materials, including synthetic polymers, have a bad reputation. These image problems do not just arise from the current...   more

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  • The Invention of Plastics Recycling
    Kunststoffe international 2020/05, PAGE 17 - 20

    The Invention of Plastics Recycling

    Industrial Plastics Processing Brought Technology Developers to the Scene Early on

    The reuse of plastics waste began also with the industrial production and processing of polymer materials in the early 1950s. At first it...   more

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  • Molded Part Quality Prediction Using Machine Learning
    Kunststoffe international 2020/05, PAGE 22 - 25

    Molded Part Quality Prediction Using Machine Learning

    How much Added Value Does Cavity Pressure Sensor Technology Offer for the Quality Prediction in Injection Molding?

    The general aim of quality prediction is to derive statements about the resulting molded part quality based on process data. For injection...   more

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  • The Potential of Redesign and Part Consolidation
    Kunststoffe international 2020/05, PAGE 26 - 29

    The Potential of Redesign and Part Consolidation

    Additive Manufacturing and Hybrid Molds in Combination with Conventional Machining

    Hybrid production chains have been increasingly in the spotlight in recent years. This also applies to the ‧combination of conventional...   more

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  • Recycling that Gets under the Skin
    Kunststoffe international 2020/05, PAGE 30 - 33

    Recycling that Gets under the Skin

    Engel’s skinmelt Sandwich Process Paves the Way for Increased Use of Recycled Material

    Process technologies for manufacturing multilayer and multicomponent products offer great potential for using reprocessed plastic wastes...   more

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  • The Role of Chemistry in Plastics Recycling
    Kunststoffe international 2020/05, PAGE 34 - 37

    The Role of Chemistry in Plastics Recycling

    A Comparison of Physical and Chemical Plastics Recycling

    Today plastics recycling is usually only classified as being either mechanical or chemical. This view ‧ignores the fact that the main...   more

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  • Food Safe Post Consumer Recyclate
    Kunststoffe international 2020/05, PAGE 38 - 40

    Food Safe Post Consumer Recyclate

    Plastics Recycling for Direct Food Contact and Alternative Applications

    Plastics are among the materials most widely used for food contact applications. While there is pressure to use recycled plastics in...   more

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    We offer you this article for download free of charge with the kind assistance of EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH

  • Open Control for More Efficiency
    Kunststoffe international 2020/05, PAGE 41 - 43

    Open Control for More Efficiency

    Thermoforming on the Way to Digital Transformation

    With the transition to the new Simatic Open Controller generation, Gabler Thermoform is upgrading their ‧machines to provide increased...   more

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  • Laser Substitute Manual Work
    Kunststoffe international 2020/05, PAGE 44 - 46

    Laser Substitute Manual Work

    Automated Repair of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Plastics

    Carbon fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRP) are being used in more and more components. Their production is also becoming more and more...   more

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  • From the Sea to Electronics
    Kunststoffe international 2020/05, PAGE 47 - 49

    From the Sea to Electronics

    Flame Retardant for Compounds Based on Recycled Ocean-Bound Plastics

    Plastic waste in the sea has been shaping the negative image of the industry for several years. Various ‧initiatives and mergers of...   more

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  • Local Recycling instead of a Global Supply Chain
    Kunststoffe international 2020/04, PAGE 3

    Local Recycling instead of a Global Supply Chain

    Editorial

    The Corona crisis has caught the global community largely unawares. That is hardly surprising, since we are in a completely unprecedented...   more

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  • Multiple Layers – Multiple Problems?
    Kunststoffe international 2020/04, PAGE 8 - 10

    Multiple Layers – Multiple Problems?

    Approaches and Unresolved Problems in the Mechanical Recycling of Flexible Multilayer Packaging

    The challenges associated with recycling food packaging are particularly great in the flexible-packaging sector. Multilayer composites are...   more

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  • Can One Material Be Enough?
    Kunststoffe international 2020/04, PAGE 11 - 14

    Can One Material Be Enough?

    Designing Food and Consumer Packaging for Recyclability

    The goal of the European Union (EU) to recycle all plastic packaging in Europe in an economically viable manner by 2030 is exerting...   more

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  • Successful with Wood
    Kunststoffe international 2020/04, PAGE 15 - 16

    Successful with Wood

    A Start-up Produces Organic Coffee Capsules Made of Wood and Plant Starch in Millions

    Many people have good ideas and intentions. Few have the courage and determination to put them into practice. The young rezemo...   more

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