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  • Paying Attention to Resources Everywhere
    Kunststoffe international 2018/12, PAGE 3

    Paying Attention to Resources Everywhere

    Editorial

    Things are getting serious as we approach the new year. That is when the new packaging law comes into force. Among other things, it will...   more

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  • Contents
    Kunststoffe international 2018/12, PAGE 4

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  • A Change in Thinking
    Kunststoffe international 2018/12, PAGE 6 - 8

    A Change in Thinking

    Figures and Strategies for Circular Economy in Germany

    Germany’s plastics associations presented current country data on the material cycle of polymers in mid-October. The survey provides a...   more

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  • Luminous Fibers as Design Elements  in Plastics Parts
    Kunststoffe international 2018/12, PAGE 9 - 12

    Luminous Fibers as Design Elements in Plastics Parts

    Accessing New Fields of Application by Integrating Optical Fibers

    The combination of luminous fibers with plastics or fiber reinforced-plastics will open up a future-oriented field for functionalizing...   more

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  • Even Aluminum Can Not Resist
    Kunststoffe international 2018/12, PAGE 14 - 17

    Even Aluminum Can Not Resist

    Further Development of the Plasma-SealTight Process and Materials for Chemically Bonded Plastic-Metal Hybrids

    Bonding plastic to metal is an effective means of achieving economic lightweight construction with high functional integration. In this...   more

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  • Punching, Molding, Assembling  in a Single Cell
    Kunststoffe international 2018/12, PAGE 18 - 19

    Punching, Molding, Assembling in a Single Cell

    Scara Robots from Stäubli Producing Oil Level Sensors

    Picking up punched parts and bushings, inserting 15 filigree metal parts into a cavity, removing molded parts from the cavity and stripping...   more

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  • More Precision for Sensitive Fast  Curing Compounds
    Kunststoffe international 2018/12, PAGE 20 - 23

    More Precision for Sensitive Fast Curing Compounds

    APC plus from KraussMaffei Now Available for Thermosets

    They offer high stiffness, are heat and chemically resistant and flow freely into the machine: we are not talking about high-performance...   more

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    We offer you this article for download free of charge with the kind assistance of KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH

  • A Cool Innovation
    Kunststoffe international 2018/12, PAGE 24 - 25

    A Cool Innovation

    Virtual Design of Challenging LSR Manufacturing Processes

    In a joint project at Fakuma 2018, a number of partners portrayed the transition from virtual to actual production of a pot holder. Sigma...   more

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  • Guiding Light with High Precision through LSR
    Kunststoffe international 2018/12, PAGE 26 - 28

    Guiding Light with High Precision through LSR

    Wilhelm Weber Produces Light Guides for Use in LED Headlamps of Luxury Sedans

    Automotive headlamps fitted with the latest combined LED and laser technology, especially the kind deployed in modern luxury sedans, rely...   more

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  • Micropatterning by Friction Embossing
    Kunststoffe international 2018/12, PAGE 29 - 32

    Micropatterning by Friction Embossing

    Friction Welding for Embossing High Microstructures in Thermoplastics

    The fabrication of microstructured systems by ultrasonic hot embossing features short cycle times, low investment costs and high...   more

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  • Synergies from the Screw
    Kunststoffe international 2018/12, PAGE 34 - 37

    Synergies from the Screw

    Improved Characteristics with Lower Costs through the Direct Extrusion of Long Fibers

    Compounds with long fiber reinforcement are easier to process, but also more expensive than using fibers and granulate separately. Not only...   more

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  • Structural Components that Last Longer
    Kunststoffe international 2018/12, PAGE 38 - 39

    Structural Components that Last Longer

    New Polyamide 6 Range for Cyclically Stressed Components as an Alternative to PA66

    At this year’s Fakuma, Lanxess introduced a special modification of PA6 to cope with constant, pulsating stresses such as are encountered...   more

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  • Bio-Based Alternatives for  Hard-Soft Connections
    Kunststoffe international 2018/12, PAGE 40 - 44

    Bio-Based Alternatives for Hard-Soft Connections

    Converting Cellulose Acetate into Bicycle Accessories and Automobile Parts by Two-Component Injection Molding

    Growing customer awareness of ecological issues is reflected in marked increases in sales of bicycle parts and accessories, for example....   more

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  • Function-Full Envelopes
    Kunststoffe international 2018/12, PAGE 45 - 48

    Function-Full Envelopes

    New Products and Forward-Looking Projects for Polymers in Construction and Building Technology

    The great amount of materials being converted and the booming economy are not the only reasons why structural engineering should not be...   more

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  • Selection Using Sliders
    Kunststoffe international 2018/12, PAGE 49

    Selection Using Sliders

    Tips and Hints on the Campus Material Database

    The Campus material database has been a source of comparative material data for industry decision-makers for 30 years. The...   more

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  • Preview
    Kunststoffe international 2018/12, PAGE 50

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  • Raw Materials Bottlenecks Are the Mother of Invention
    Kunststoffe international 2018/11, PAGE 3

    Raw Materials Bottlenecks Are the Mother of Invention

    Editorial

    It’s a bit like the railways: everyone wants to travel by train, but no-one wants to invest in the infrastructure. And so it is with the...   more

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  • Contents
    Kunststoffe international 2018/11, PAGE 4

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  • Layer-by-Layer from Granulate to Part
    Kunststoffe international 2018/11, PAGE 6 - 9

    Layer-by-Layer from Granulate to Part

    High-Speed Additive Manufacturing of Fiber-Reinforced Structural Parts

    A new joint venture is getting a hybrid manufacturing cell ready for market. A screw-based plasticizing unit is mounted on a 6-axis robot....   more

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  • Breeding Ground for Additive Manufacturing
    Kunststoffe international 2018/11, PAGE 10 - 12

    Breeding Ground for Additive Manufacturing

    Medical Device Developments at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus

    As part of a collaborative initiative, the Brightlands Chemelot Campus focuses on the development and implementation of advanced additive...   more

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  • Design in the Fast Lane
    Kunststoffe international 2018/11, PAGE 13 - 14

    Design in the Fast Lane

    Audi Shortens Release Cycles with Full-Color Multi-Material 3D Printing

    Audi expects significant reduction in prototyping lead times for tail light covers by using a full color 3D printer. Compared to...   more

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  • Droplets to the Beat of Milliseconds
    Kunststoffe international 2018/11, PAGE 15 - 21

    Droplets to the Beat of Milliseconds

    Arburg Plastic Freeforming: Current Investigations on Part Optimization

    Arburg Plastic Freeforming (APF) is based on qualified original materials in the form of plastic granulates as used in injection molding....   more

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  • Hot Runner Balancing Enters Production
    Kunststoffe international 2018/11, PAGE 22 - 25

    Hot Runner Balancing Enters Production

    Proven Method for Automatic Balancing of Multi-Cavity Hot Runner Molds with Standard Connection to Industry 4.0-Systems

    Competitive advantages and growing cost pressures are behind the relentless drive to keep raising production line output. The key elements...   more

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  • Modular Safety
    Kunststoffe international 2018/11, PAGE 26 - 27

    Modular Safety

    Newly Developed Modular Safety Guarding for Flexible Installation

    The injection molding machine manufacturer Engel is improving employee safety in plastics processing with its newly developed safety...   more

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  • "With System Integration,  Fewer Errors Occur"
    Kunststoffe international 2018/11, PAGE 28 - 32

    "With System Integration, Fewer Errors Occur"

    Christian Götze (GKTool) and Moreno Carvani (HRSflow) about Cost-Efficient Production through Integrated Mold Technology

    Flexibilization of production, lightweight design, functional surfaces, increasing product customization, consistently low reject rates...   more

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  • Process Safe and Cleanroom Suitable
    Kunststoffe international 2018/11, PAGE 33 - 35

    Process Safe and Cleanroom Suitable

    Männer Lands with the Needle-Operated E-Plate Unit in the Medical Project Business

    Due to its ability to produce high-precision plastic components, electrically driven pin actuation is increasingly being used in medical,...   more

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    We offer you this article for download free of charge with the kind assistance of Otto Männer GmbH

  • Declaring War on Quench Marks
    Kunststoffe international 2018/11, PAGE 37 - 41

    Declaring War on Quench Marks

    The Correct Plug Geometry Makes the Wall Thickness More Homogenous

    In addition to the choice of forming process parameters, the design of the pre-stretching plug in particular affects the wall thickness...   more

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  • Strong Cohesion
    Kunststoffe international 2018/11, PAGE 42 - 45

    Strong Cohesion

    New Filler Linking Enhances the Properties of PTFE Compounds

    Although fluor-homopolymers already have high performance properties, they are difficult to modify selectively. This is due to the...   more

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  • Digital Preview of Bio-Based Parts
    Kunststoffe international 2018/11, PAGE 46 - 49

    Digital Preview of Bio-Based Parts

    Injection Molding Simulation Puts Bioplastics on the Road to Industrial Mass Production

    It is difficult to use bioplastics in engineering parts due to a lack of processing data. However, these data are very important for making...   more

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  • Preview
    Kunststoffe international 2018/11, PAGE 50

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  • Special Prices instead of Special Machine Making
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 3

    Special Prices instead of Special Machine Making

    Editorial

    Do you happen to have 120,000 euros? As of now, this bargain price will get you an extruder in the 200,000 euro price bracket from...   more

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  • Contents
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 4

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  • Making a Racket for Plastics
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 6 - 18

    Making a Racket for Plastics

    New Ways to Attain Special Part Properties Are Advancing the Art of Injection Molding

    Making a racket is part of the trade. In the past, tradesmen would do this at markets by swinging wooden rattles to attract attention....   more

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  • In between Industry 4.0  and Market Intelligence
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 19 - 23

    In between Industry 4.0 and Market Intelligence

    Compare, Compile, Conduct – Further Strategic Development in the Tool and Die Industry

    The producing industry is increasingly involved in changes due to progressing globalization and derivatization, shorter product lifetimes,...   more

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  • Additive Adolescence
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 24 - 30

    Additive Adolescence

    Materials Manufacturers and Process Developers Face Growing Demands in 3D Printing

    Much as when injection molding materials were being developed 30 years ago, the current trend in additive production is toward higher...   more

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  • Digitalization instead of Disruption
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 31 - 35

    Digitalization instead of Disruption

    Systematic Improvement of Already Tried-and-Tested Material Handling Products

    Conveying, mixing, metering, drying, processing – this briefly circumscribes the tasks of material handling. Today, connectivity and energy...   more

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  • Polyurethanes Moving with the Times
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 36 - 40

    Polyurethanes Moving with the Times

    Specialization, Resource Efficiency, and Digitalization are Driving Developments

    This versatile material is continually opening up new areas of application. A processing technology that achieves high component quality...   more

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  • Lightweight Cost Benefits
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 41 - 45

    Lightweight Cost Benefits

    Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastics for Large Series

    Plastics reinforced with continuous fibers were long considered a cost driver because the processing technologies did not support large...   more

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  • Into the Process at the Speed of Light
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 46 - 51

    Into the Process at the Speed of Light

    Faster Process and Product Control thanks to Inline Optical Spectroscopy

    Spectroscopic instrumentation has a wide application field in plastics processing. However, users have held back from purchasing process...   more

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  • Three at One Blow
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 52 - 55

    Three at One Blow

    KraussMaffei and Leonhard Kurz Optimize the Combined IMD and IML Film Processes

    In one of the cavities, a control display is created in so-called dead-front design with a touch sensor. In the adjacent cavity, a...   more

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  • So that the Heart of the Machine  Beats Longer
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 56 - 59

    So that the Heart of the Machine Beats Longer

    Avoid Standstills by Permanently Monitoring Hydraulic Pumps and Hydraulic Oil

    Unplanned production downtime can have far-reaching consequences in an injection molding company until delays in delivery. In the form of...   more

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  • Directed Air Flow
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 60 - 63

    Directed Air Flow

    Forming Air Impact Technology for Formed Parts with Higher Quality

    The material distribution is often the main quality criterion in thermoforming. A precisely directed air flow can influence the local...   more

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  • In the Right Place at the Right Time
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 64 - 66

    In the Right Place at the Right Time

    Efficient Film Thermoforming Using Halogen Infrared Emitters and Algorithms

    During thermoforming, films need to be heated as quickly as possible, both in defined areas and across the entire surface. Frimo has...   more

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  • Pressure-Stable Joining of  Microfluidic Systems
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 67 - 68

    Pressure-Stable Joining of Microfluidic Systems

    Laser Welding Gives Stability to the Core Component of a Medical Device

    In the production of a micro water jet device for medical wound cleaning, two POM-H components are assembled, which later must withstand...   more

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  • High-Tech Inspires Real Time Measurement
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 69 - 71

    High-Tech Inspires Real Time Measurement

    Technical Progress Enables New Applications for Quality Control

    During production, real time available data about the dimensional accuracy of products are invaluable. They do not only save material but...   more

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  • Polymer Powder in Additive Manufacturing
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 72 - 77

    Polymer Powder in Additive Manufacturing

    Part 2: Development of a Qualifying Testing Concept

    Polymer powders for laser sintering must exhibit special intrinsic and extrinsic properties. A new concept for the characterization and...   more

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  • Making the Switch with E-Mobility
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 78 - 81

    Making the Switch with E-Mobility

    Semicrystalline Thermoplastics for Electrical and Electronic Components

    For years, the temperature resistance of engineering thermoplastics increased, but now new forms of mobility require a whole range of other...   more

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  • A Virtual Seating Trial
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 82 - 84

    A Virtual Seating Trial

    Performing Simulation in Parallel with Design Reduces the Development Time of the Metrik Chair

    An integrated approach to simulation and design has a long tradition at BASF. The cooperation with the office furniture manufacturer...   more

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  • Fine Lines in Light and Dark
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 85 - 88

    Fine Lines in Light and Dark

    Special Compounds for Light Reflection, Light Scattering, and Black Panel Effect

    Touch operation of devices was introduced on the smartphone, transferred to the automobile, and has also established itself for household...   more

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  • Effects without Drawbacks
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 89 - 93

    Effects without Drawbacks

    Special Encapsulation Makes Metallic Effects Inert and Weather-Resistant

    Pearlescent pigments produce striking effects in thermoplastics. However, the natural photoactivity of TiO₂ influences the stability of the...   more

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    We offer you this article for download free of charge with the kind assistance of Merck KGaA

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International Polymer Processing

International Polymer Processing, the journal of the Polymer Processing Society, is a discussion forum for the world-wide community of engineers and scientists in the field of polymer processing.

The journal covers research and industrial application in the very specific areas of designing polymer products, processes, processing machinery and equipment.


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