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  • It’s Not Enough to Tighten Your Belt
    Kunststoffe international 2019/08, PAGE 3

    It’s Not Enough to Tighten Your Belt

    Editorial

    The golden years are behind us: last year, plastics production declined by 3.1 %. For the current year, the VDMA is now reckoning with a...   more

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  • Contents
    Kunststoffe international 2019/08, PAGE 4

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  • No Circles without Compromises
    Kunststoffe international 2019/08, PAGE 6 - 7

    No Circles without Compromises

    Pragmatism Predominates When It Comes to Business and Technical Solutions

    Several events are traditionally held over the summer to give the trade press a foretaste of the issues that will have shaped the industry...   more

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  • Forward Together!
    Kunststoffe international 2019/08, PAGE 8 - 9

    Forward Together!

    BASF and Its Customers Commit to Chemical Recycling

    One of the last major German chemical giants, BASF is fighting back against the weak economy with an extensive efficiency program. Its...   more

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  • Variety Enables Stability
    Kunststoffe international 2019/08, PAGE 10 - 11

    Variety Enables Stability

    Lanxess Is Investing in Specialty Chemicals and Expanding its Development Portfolio

    Following its early sale of the last shares in the rubber joint venture Arlanxeo and the takeover of the US chemical company Chemtura,...   more

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  • About Drivers and the Driven
    Kunststoffe international 2019/08, PAGE 12 - 16

    About Drivers and the Driven

    Raw Materials Producers See Signs of the Times, and Implement them in Different Ways

    Whether it was the motto presented by the trade fair’s committee or threatened prohibition proceedings: material producers are getting more...   more

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  • Inline Layer for the Circular Economy Commitment
    Kunststoffe international 2019/08, PAGE 18 - 19

    Inline Layer for the Circular Economy Commitment

    Systems for Packaging Films Made from Monomaterials and Recyclable Coating

    The leading minds of the Brückner Group must have been saddened by the sparse media presence at their trade press event, held at their...   more

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  • A Second Life for Plastics
    Kunststoffe international 2019/08, PAGE 20 - 21

    A Second Life for Plastics

    Engel Supports Strong Involvement by the Plastics Industry in a Circular Economy

    The Circular Economy is not only the theme topic at the K 2019. It is also the “green” thread running through the fair exhibit by Engel,...   more

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  • Green Wave
    Kunststoffe international 2019/08, PAGE 22 - 23

    Green Wave

    Arburg Is Pursuing a Closed Value Chain for Plastics

    Since 2007, one major construction project has followed another at Arburg in Lossburg, Germany: customer center, assembly hall, tradeshow...   more

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  • Immediately Ready for Use
    Kunststoffe international 2019/08, PAGE 24 - 25

    Immediately Ready for Use

    Wittmann Continues to See Itself Well Placed as a One-Stop Supplier

    With its Industry 4.0 solution portfolio, the Wittmann Group is receiving a positive echo in the market. This virtually extends the...   more

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  • Moving with the Times
    Kunststoffe international 2019/08, PAGE 26 - 27

    Moving with the Times

    KraussMaffei Consolidates Three Divisions and the Previous Group Brands under a Single Brand

    Munich-based mechanical engineering group KraussMaffei is repositioning itself and uniting all divisions under a single brand. At a time of...   more

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  • Plans for Further Expansion
    Kunststoffe international 2019/08, PAGE 28 - 29

    Plans for Further Expansion

    Haitian’s Success Story Continues with Big Plans

    Haitian International, the Chinese manufacturer of injection molding machines, is consolidating its growth of the last ten years while its...   more

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  • Trend Setting or Following?
    Kunststoffe international 2019/08, PAGE 30 - 37

    Trend Setting or Following?

    A Journey through the Landscape of the Tool and Mold Making Industry

    Tool and mold makers are detail oriented and innovative, but communication of their expertise is not exactly their greatest strength....   more

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  • Long Fiber-Reinforcement for Automobiles
    Kunststoffe international 2019/08, PAGE 38 - 40

    Long Fiber-Reinforcement for Automobiles

    Thermoplastics Converter in China Relies on LFT Technology from Germany

    A Chinese supplier provides a number of international auto makers with high-quality long fiber-reinforced thermoplastics in pellet form. A...   more

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  • Agglomerate-Free Compounding
    Kunststoffe international 2019/08, PAGE 41 - 43

    Agglomerate-Free Compounding

    Comparison of Two Techniques to Produce Thermoplastic-Nanoparticle-Composites

    Often pure plastic materials are not able to fulfill the increasing demands of plastic component. It is therefore necessary to adapt the...   more

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  • Complex 3D Parts
    Kunststoffe international 2019/08, PAGE 44 - 46

    Complex 3D Parts

    Plastic Pipes and Tubes from the Multifunctional Blow Molding Machine

    As customers become more choosy and the times more uncertain, flexibility is trumps in production. In blow molding, such freedom is created...   more

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  • Toward Thermoformed Metal-Plastic Hybrids
    Kunststoffe international 2019/08, PAGE 47 - 50

    Toward Thermoformed Metal-Plastic Hybrids

    Special Processes Open up New Fields of Application through Functional Integration

    The hybrid thermoforming of filled plastics expands the range of functions of thermoformed parts, and opens up new fields of application...   more

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  • Progressive Metal Replacement
    Kunststoffe international 2019/08, PAGE 52 - 53

    Progressive Metal Replacement

    Two New Polyamide Grades Will Make Engineering Components More Cost-Effective

    With wide-ranging and specific property modifications, plastics can take more and more applications away from classic metal components....   more

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  • Volvo Shows the Way
    Kunststoffe international 2019/08, PAGE 54 - 56

    Volvo Shows the Way

    With Ambitious Goals and Prototypes, the Swedish Auto Manufacturer Aims to Increase the Content of Recycled Material in Vehicles

    From 2025, every new vehicle from Volvo will contain 25 wt. % of recycled plastics. In this way, the car manufacturer aims to take not only...   more

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  • Preview
    Kunststoffe international 2019/08, PAGE 58

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  • Where Are the Solidarity and a Counterstrategy?
    Kunststoffe international 2019/06-07, PAGE 3

    Where Are the Solidarity and a Counterstrategy?

    Editorial

    The sessions held during the annual general meeting of the Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association within the VDMA, in mid-June in...   more

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  • Contents
    Kunststoffe international 2019/06-07, PAGE 4

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  • An Irreplaceable Additive
    Kunststoffe international 2019/06-07, PAGE 6 - 8

    An Irreplaceable Additive

    Use and Recovery of TiO2 in Plastics Products

    Every year, several million tons of titanium dioxide are produced worldwide and added to, among other things, plastics products as well as...   more

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  • Educational Design
    Kunststoffe international 2019/06-07, PAGE 10 - 11

    Educational Design

    Grafe Trend Colors Are Presented together with the “Youth Against Aids” Association

    Grafe’s color experts not only had a very special presentation but also a good cause in mind for this year’s color preview. A bold and...   more

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  • Locally Reinforced Auto Body Parts
    Kunststoffe international 2019/06-07, PAGE 12 - 14

    Locally Reinforced Auto Body Parts

    Laser Based Production Methods Make Hybrid Parts Practicable

    There is growing demand for suitable cost-effective ways to mass produce lightweight parts. Together with 14 other partners from industry...   more

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  • Welded from the Ends
    Kunststoffe international 2019/06-07, PAGE 15 - 17

    Welded from the Ends

    Advanced Laser Butt Welding for Joining High-Wall and Same-Material Parts

    Thanks to technical advances which have made implementation easier, laser butt welding which was invented in the 1990s is now about to make...   more

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  • Matt is the New Shining
    Kunststoffe international 2019/06-07, PAGE 18 - 19

    Matt is the New Shining

    Laser-Grained Styrene Surfaces for Automotive Interiors and Exteriors Parts

    Due to their high-gloss surfaces, ABS and SAN copolymers are classically used in claddings, dashboards and panels. A new development...   more

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  • New Illumination of Plastics
    Kunststoffe international 2019/06-07, PAGE 20 - 23

    New Illumination of Plastics

    Yarn-Friendly Injection Molding Process for Back Molding of Optical Textiles

    Certain optical textiles can create a three-dimensional light effect from an LED light source. The textiles are used in interior design and...   more

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  • Aroma-Tight and Cost-Effective
    Kunststoffe international 2019/06-07, PAGE 24 - 26

    Aroma-Tight and Cost-Effective

    Lapp Tec Employs Sustainable, Efficient Solutions for Barrier Capsules

    Single-serve capsules as used, for example, for coffee, are a booming product in the packaging sector. The latest generation of capsules is...   more

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  • Refining a Proven Platform
    Kunststoffe international 2019/06-07, PAGE 27

    Refining a Proven Platform

    Husky: Advances in the Injection Molding of PET Bottle Preforms

    The injection molding system supplier Husky is launching its HyPET HPP5e. This is a refinement of the proven HPP platform, which, as a...   more

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  • Control Complex Processes Easily
    Kunststoffe international 2019/06-07, PAGE 28 - 30

    Control Complex Processes Easily

    Tutorials Directly on the Operator Panel of the Injection Molding Machine

    With advanced process integration and a higher degree of automation, the complexity of injection molding processes is cumulative. This...   more

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  • Making It Big with Small Bubbles
    Kunststoffe international 2019/06-07, PAGE 31 - 35

    Making It Big with Small Bubbles

    Thermoplastic Sandwich Structures for Large Series Applications

    In addition to excellent mechanical characteristics and suitability for recycling, the key feature of hybrid lightweight structures made of...   more

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  • Longer Shelf-Life, Less Waste
    Kunststoffe international 2019/06-07, PAGE 36 - 37

    Longer Shelf-Life, Less Waste

    Barrier Materials Protect Food and Make Packaging more Sustainable

    Vast quantities of food are thrown away every year. Modern plastic packaging keeps food fresh and preserves its flavor for longer, so it...   more

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  • Big Data Surmounts the Barrier
    Kunststoffe international 2019/06-07, PAGE 38 - 40

    Big Data Surmounts the Barrier

    Predicting and Controlling Barrier Properties with Data Analysis

    Many properties of plastic sheet and film can be effectively modeled and predicted by means of a structured methodology, and precisely...   more

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  • PET: From A to C
    Kunststoffe international 2019/06-07, PAGE 41 - 45

    PET: From A to C

    Upcycling of Mixed APET Bottle Flakes into Thermally Stable rCPET Food Trays

    Enhancing mixed bottle flakes by turning them into extrudable recycled crystalline polyethylene terephthalate (rCPET) was the goal of a...   more

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  • Multifunctional Material Analysis
    Kunststoffe international 2019/06-07, PAGE 46 - 48

    Multifunctional Material Analysis

    From Melt Rheology to the Mechanical Properties of 3D-Printed Components

    A multifunctional measuring unit combines rheological characterization with dynamic mechanical analysis. This enables extensive material...   more

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  • Friction-Free Covering Layer
    Kunststoffe international 2019/06-07, PAGE 49 - 52

    Friction-Free Covering Layer

    Slide Modification of POM with PTFE Microparticles (Part 2)

    Solid lubricants such as PTFE offer advantages over oils, greases or silicones in conveying systems. Research on low friction and wear was...   more

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  • Immune to Electrical Breakdown
    Kunststoffe international 2019/06-07, PAGE 53 - 55

    Immune to Electrical Breakdown

    Toray Develops PPS with CTI 600 Volts or Performance Level 0 for Electrical Applications

    Thanks to a patented plastic alloy based on nanotechnology, PPS compounds can be created that are tracking-resistant, even at very high...   more

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  • Preview
    Kunststoffe international 2019/06-07, PAGE 58

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  • Crisisproof and Creative
    Kunststoffe international 2019/05, PAGE 3

    Crisisproof and Creative

    Editorial

    They do still exist, the robust high-tech industries. The ones that are not suffering under a weakening global economy, international trade...   more

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  • Contents
    Kunststoffe international 2019/05, PAGE 4

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  • Blood Samples with Origin Code
    Kunststoffe international 2019/05, PAGE 6 - 7

    Blood Samples with Origin Code

    Jako meditec: Patented Wet-in-Wet Process for Freeze-Stored Blood Sample Tubes

    Jako meditec specializes in the injection molding of tubes, with closure caps and racks, in which blood samples from blood donors are kept...   more

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  • Almost like Human Bone
    Kunststoffe international 2019/05, PAGE 8 - 11

    Almost like Human Bone

    Bioresorbable Composites Facilitate Healing after Injury

    One awkward movement during football training and a cruciate ligament can be torn. The traditional treatment for such injuries, involving...   more

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  • Maintaining Clarity Long-Term
    Kunststoffe international 2019/05, PAGE 12 - 15

    Maintaining Clarity Long-Term

    Chemical and Environmental Stress-Crack Resistance of PMMA-Based Compounds in the Medical Environment

    Transparent plastics are used in medical technology for disposable articles such as catheter accessories, blood/plasma separators, thorax...   more

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    We offer you this article for download free of charge with the kind assistance of Evonik Performance Materials GmbH MA-MC-COM

  • Protective Coat for Electronics and Body
    Kunststoffe international 2019/05, PAGE 16 - 19

    Protective Coat for Electronics and Body

    Barrier Effect of Polymer Coatings for Encapsulating Smart Biomedical Devices

    Cordless, mobile, networked devices promise comprehensive in vitro diagnostics. However, for applications in biological surroundings, the...   more

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  • Killing Problem Microbes
    Kunststoffe international 2019/05, PAGE 20 - 24

    Killing Problem Microbes

    Novel Antimicrobial Technology for the Plastics Industry

    An American manufacturer and an invention team from Canada have developed and patented a formulation that can permanently protect plastic...   more

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  • Sophisticated Geometry –  and Hermetically Tight
    Kunststoffe international 2019/05, PAGE 25 - 27

    Sophisticated Geometry – and Hermetically Tight

    Welding instead of Gluing for Sophisticated Medical Engineering Function Components

    The cleanroom production of a biochip system made of semi-crystalline plastic presented a great challenge for the manufacturer. The upper...   more

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    We offer you this article for download free of charge with the kind assistance of Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co.KG

  • Fine Adjustment of the Melt Flows in the Hot Runner by Means of Melt Rotation
    Kunststoffe international 2019/05, PAGE 28 - 31

    Fine Adjustment of the Melt Flows in the Hot Runner by Means of Melt Rotation

    What Can You Do if Shear Effects Upset Natural Manifold Balancing?

    In injection molding with multi-cavity molds, shear-induced viscosity differences in the flow channels of manifold systems can result in...   more

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    We offer you this article for download free of charge with the kind assistance of Incoe International

  • Everything Keeps Flowing
    Kunststoffe international 2019/05, PAGE 32 - 35

    Everything Keeps Flowing

    Structured Surfaces in Injection Molds Allow for Longer Flow Paths

    The filling of injection molds with plastic melt depends, among other things, on the surface quality of the mold cavity. An...   more

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  • Quickly and Gently around the Bend
    Kunststoffe international 2019/05, PAGE 36 - 39

    Quickly and Gently around the Bend

    Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and MHT Optimize the Hot Runner for PET Preform Production

    Consider this paradox: sensitive PET is particularly demanding when being processed because it undergoes rapid thermal and mechanical...   more

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