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  • The World Hangs on  a Charging Cable
    Kunststoffe international 2019/01-02, PAGE 3

    The World Hangs on a Charging Cable

    Editorial

    It’s astonishing how a technology with so many serious drawbacks has now been chosen to save the world. But China is the biggest car...   more

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  • Contents
    Kunststoffe international 2019/01-02, PAGE 4

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  • The Decathletes
    Kunststoffe international 2019/01-02, PAGE 6 - 9

    The Decathletes

    Covestro CEO Dr. Markus Steilemann Emancipates the Group, Makes it Digital and Globally Agile

    The colorful logo and the name Covestro are already well known. New to the team since summer is Dr. Markus Steilemann who heads the...   more

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  • Premium Surfaces by the  One-Shot Process
    Kunststoffe international 2019/01-02, PAGE 10 - 13

    Premium Surfaces by the One-Shot Process

    Combination of Technologies for Manufacturing Electronically Functionalized Plastic Parts

    In a joint project, seven companies developed a combination of technologies for manufacturing electronically functionalized high-quality...   more

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  • Modular Thinking
    Kunststoffe international 2019/01-02, PAGE 14 - 17

    Modular Thinking

    Development of a Production Plant for Hybrid Fiber Composite Components

    "The right material in the right place" is the maxim of the multimaterial design. A lack of economical production methods has so far...   more

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  • Hard Shell, Lightweight Core
    Kunststoffe international 2019/01-02, PAGE 18 - 19

    Hard Shell, Lightweight Core

    Rapid and Cost-Effective Sandwich Parts with PU Resin and PET Core Foam

    The combination of fiber-reinforced face layers with a lightweight foam core combines high strength and stiffness with low part weight....   more

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  • Better Part Properties thanks to Fewer Fiber Breakage
    Kunststoffe international 2019/01-02, PAGE 20 - 22

    Better Part Properties thanks to Fewer Fiber Breakage

    Plastification System Optimized for Processing Long Glass Fiber Materials

    Long glass-fiber-reinforced polypropylene and polyamide are used in automotive lightweight construction especially where high impact...   more

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  • Energy-Efficient Melting
    Kunststoffe international 2019/01-02, PAGE 23 - 26

    Energy-Efficient Melting

    Retrofittable Plasticizing Units Can Halve Heating Energy Consumption

    A new generation of energy-efficient plasticizing units for injection molding machines that can be retrofitted to any make of machine,...   more

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  • Tailor-Made for Planar Components
    Kunststoffe international 2019/01-02, PAGE 27 - 28

    Tailor-Made for Planar Components

    HRSflow Presented Demanding Hot Runner Solutions at the Fakuma 2018

    The Italian hot-runner manufacturer introduced needle valve closures for a variety of series parts to the trade fair visitors. The scope of...   more

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  • Multifunctional Trade-Fair Give-Away
    Kunststoffe international 2019/01-02, PAGE 29 - 30

    Multifunctional Trade-Fair Give-Away

    Four Companies Team up for the Joint "Check Card" Project

    Four project partners showcased their companies at Fakuma last October by means of an ingenious give-away. Two of the companies involved –...   more

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  • Bioplastics with Halogen-Free  Flame Retardants
    Kunststoffe international 2019/01-02, PAGE 31 - 36

    Bioplastics with Halogen-Free Flame Retardants

    Foamed Boards and Foamed Injection Molded Parts Made from Cellulose Acetate with a Halogen-Free Flame Retardant System and Environmentally Friendly Blowing Agents

    Foamed polystyrene boards (XPS) have been used for generations in thermal insulation applications, e. g. for buildings. Due to its...   more

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  • Systems like a Symphony
    Kunststoffe international 2019/01-02, PAGE 37 - 39

    Systems like a Symphony

    Direct Recycling of PET Flakes into Food-Grade Film

    Even though economical use of material is a perennial theme, the needs of plastics processors change with the requirements of the times....   more

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  • 3D-Printed Minimalists
    Kunststoffe international 2019/01-02, PAGE 40 - 43

    3D-Printed Minimalists

    Improved Extrusion Head Designs thanks to Additive Manufacturing

    The development of additive manufacturing processes, such as selective laser melting (SLM), has significantly extended the options for...   more

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  • In the Spirit of Leonardo
    Kunststoffe international 2019/01-02, PAGE 44 - 46

    In the Spirit of Leonardo

    Moretto Sets the Course for the Company’s Future

    Renato Moretto, founder and President of Moretto, has not given interviews for quite a long time. With the company’s expansion activities...   more

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  • Freshly Configured, Better Joined
    Kunststoffe international 2019/01-02, PAGE 47 - 49

    Freshly Configured, Better Joined

    Next Generation Optics Promises 30 Percent Cycle Time Savings and Higher Yield

    High savings in welding time while maintaining or improving the quality of the welded joint – this was the driving force behind the...   more

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  • Plastic Forms Metal
    Kunststoffe international 2019/01-02, PAGE 50 - 53

    Plastic Forms Metal

    One-Step Hybrid Forming Process for the Production of Hybrid Structures for Vehicle Bodies and Chassis

    In large-scale automotive production, all-metal components are still mainly used instead of high-performance plastic/metal hybrids for...   more

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  • Continuing Production despite  PA66 Shortage
    Kunststoffe international 2019/01-02, PAGE 54 - 56

    Continuing Production despite PA66 Shortage

    Tips and Alternatives in View of Short Material Supply

    Material producers are declaring one force majeure after another, compounders are encountering supply shortages, and now even the last...   more

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  • Comparable Material Data
    Kunststoffe international 2019/01-02, PAGE 57

    Comparable Material Data

    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 2019/01-02, PAGE 58

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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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    We offer you this article for download free of charge with the kind assistance of Akro-Plastic GmbH

  • 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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  • 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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