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  • Moving Forward by Going Back to the Raw Material
    Kunststoffe international 2017/06-07, PAGE 3

    Moving Forward by Going Back to the Raw Material


    The low price of oil last year was highly tempting for the industry. According to the International Energy Agency, however, this could have...   more

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  • Contents
    Kunststoffe international 2017/06-07, PAGE 4



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  • Illuminated Feel-Good Ambience
    Kunststoffe international 2017/06-07, PAGE 6 - 7

    Illuminated Feel-Good Ambience

    Lighting Design for Automobile Interiors at the First Albis Automotive Lounge

    Energy efficient, inexpensive LEDs are inspiring designers and engineers to develop new esthetic and functional applications of light....   more

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  • Becoming Part of the Solution
    Kunststoffe international 2017/06-07, PAGE 8 - 10

    Becoming Part of the Solution

    Manufacturing Industry, Processors and the Fishing Sector Are Coming Together to Recycle Plastic Waste from the Sea

    There are various approaches to tackling the global problem of plastic waste in the sea. While producers are mainly focused on preventing...   more

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  • Polymer Molecules Get Smart
    Kunststoffe international 2017/06-07, PAGE 12 - 13

    Polymer Molecules Get Smart

    Advanced Structural and Thermal Applications at the Heart of the Polymer Forum

    Ter Plastics Polymer Group recently held its 5th Polymer Forum, which is increasingly evolving into an industry gathering. For the first...   more

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  • Disquiet before the Storm
    Kunststoffe international 2017/06-07, PAGE 14 - 16

    Disquiet before the Storm

    Consequences and Opportunities for Plastics Processors Resulting from the Shift to Electromobility

    The automotive industry is undergoing radical change and this will not be without consequences for the supply sectors as well. With this in...   more

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  • The Cruciate Ligament Implant  of the Future?
    Kunststoffe international 2017/06-07, PAGE 18 - 21

    The Cruciate Ligament Implant of the Future?

    Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Liquid Silicone Rubbers Create New Possibilities in Sports Medicine

    A novel composite structure consisting of load-optimized liquid silicone components and braided 2D structures will serve as an artificial...   more

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  • The Properties’ Champions League
    Kunststoffe international 2017/06-07, PAGE 22 - 23

    The Properties’ Champions League

    Modifying High-Performance Plastics for Specific Applications and Thermoplastic Processing

    Due to its high melt viscosity and its melting point of over 327 °C, polytetrafluoroethylene cannot be processed by common thermoplastic...   more

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  • Bottle Inspection in the Sensitive Area
    Kunststoffe international 2017/06-07, PAGE 24 - 26

    Bottle Inspection in the Sensitive Area

    Special Requirements of the Medical and Pharmaceutical Industry Need Exact Solutions for Quality Control

    When it comes to the safety of patients, even the possibility of defects in a medical and pharmaceutical production line must be avoided at...   more

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  • Side Gating Solutions for  Medical Applications
    Kunststoffe international 2017/06-07, PAGE 27 - 28

    Side Gating Solutions for Medical Applications

    Not Every Variant Is Suitable for Each Application

    Global demand for disposable medical articles is increasing year by year. This requires mold systems that can reliably meet the required...   more

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  • Biomimicry – One Layer at a Time
    Kunststoffe international 2017/06-07, PAGE 29 - 31

    Biomimicry – One Layer at a Time

    High-Function Integrated Plastics Systems for the Cell-Based Laboratory Medicine

    Until now, experts saw the prospects for additive manufacturing in medicine mostly in the individualization of therapeutic products....   more

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  • Defying Hostile Environments
    Kunststoffe international 2017/06-07, PAGE 32 - 34

    Defying Hostile Environments

    Thermoset Encapsulation for Electrical and Mechatronic Components

    Plastics perform special functions by protecting sensors, electronics and other mechatronic components. Besides the safety function,...   more

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  • If Colors Were my Words
    Kunststoffe international 2017/06-07, PAGE 35 - 37

    If Colors Were my Words

    The Colors of 2018 Are Characterized by Naturalness, Harmony and Pastel Shades

    The shades of Color Preview 2018 are mainly blue or natural. A large number of dark hues, some of them appearing almost black, add a...   more

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  • A Quantum of Relevant Data
    Kunststoffe international 2017/06-07, PAGE 38 - 41

    A Quantum of Relevant Data

    "Quality of Things": Process Monitoring and Control Systems as Basic Building Blocks for the 4th Industrial Revolution

    The use of cavity pressures and cavity temperature signals to control, monitor and regulate the injection molding process is the state of...   more

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  • Minimizing Residence Time
    Kunststoffe international 2017/06-07, PAGE 42 - 44

    Minimizing Residence Time

    Screw-Piston Plastication Units Are the Preferred Choice for Small Shot Weights

    In the manufacture of small and microparts, the injected volume is usually very small – presupposing suitable mold design without...   more

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  • How Are Viscosity Changes Detected and Corrected?
    Kunststoffe international 2017/06-07, PAGE 45 - 46

    How Are Viscosity Changes Detected and Corrected?

    Part 2 of the Series "More Stability in Injection Molding with APC plus"

    In the conventional technology, the flow index is used as a criterion for determining the changeover from the injection phase to the...   more

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

  • Odor and Out
    Kunststoffe international 2017/06-07, PAGE 47 - 50

    Odor and Out

    Treating Post-Consumer Recyclates to Remove Odors

    During extrusion, recycled pellets from post-consumer material principally lose high volatile odor substances. To make them suitable for an...   more

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  • Light at the End of the Tunnel
    Kunststoffe international 2017/06-07, PAGE 51 - 54

    Light at the End of the Tunnel

    Recycling of Plastic-Metal Composite Materials from Headlights

    Rarely does a single material meet all automotive engineering requirements. Yet hybrid materials cannot be disassembled manually with...   more

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  • Plasma Detectives
    Kunststoffe international 2017/06-07, PAGE 55 - 57

    Plasma Detectives

    Fast and Convenient Control over Plasma Processes

    Process control often presents users of plasma systems with challenges. Up to now, such control entailed high outlay on personnel and...   more

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  • On the Ball
    Kunststoffe international 2017/06-07, PAGE 58 - 61

    On the Ball

    Rotary Plasma Ensures Adhesion of UV Digital Print to Free-Form Objects

    A leading printer manufacturer benefited from using rotary plasma beams to develop a world first. The process involved pretreating...   more

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  • A Thicket of Fibers
    Kunststoffe international 2017/06-07, PAGE 62 - 64

    A Thicket of Fibers

    Recycling Short Carbon Fiber Scrap via Wet-Laid Nonwovens into High-Strength Materials

    The growing quantity of components made from carbon-fiber-reinforced composites is giving rise to valuable scrap. To recycle these...   more

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  • Comparing Materials
    Kunststoffe international 2017/06-07, PAGE 65

    Comparing Materials

    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 over 25 years. The...   more

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  • Preview
    Kunststoffe international 2017/06-07, PAGE 66


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