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  • Plastics as the Trailblazer of Environmental Protection?
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 3

    Plastics as the Trailblazer of Environmental Protection?


    Are you already green, bio and sustainable? Ultimately, companies, politicians and private individuals are all trying to show how...   more

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  • Content
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 4



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  • More Complex Tasks, More Easily Solved?
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 6 - 8

    More Complex Tasks, More Easily Solved?

    The Future of Simulation: Questions and Answers at the Moldflow User Meeting “Connect!”

    The injection molding simulation becomes more comprehensive and precise, starting with the material data up to the prediction accuracy. As...   more

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  • The Answer to Many Questions
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 12

    The Answer to Many Questions

    Guest Commentary by Dr. Michael Zobel


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  • Polyethylene (PE)
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 14 - 19

    Polyethylene (PE)

    For Decades, PE Has Been Improving Living Conditions in the Areas of Packaging Safety, Medical Technology, and Weight Reduction

    This contribution has made PE the most commonly used plastic worldwide with current growth rates of 4 % and global consumption of 100...   more

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  • Polypropylene (PP)
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 20 - 25

    Polypropylene (PP)

    Growth through Sustainability and Technical Specialization

    Higher mechanical properties with lower density make polypropylene an interesting alternative to polyethyl‧ene for a large number of...   more

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  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 26 - 29

    Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

    Continuing on a Growth Trajectory

    Global PVC demand has increased further. This is also forecast for the coming years. Besides product innovations, growth is mainly driven...   more

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  • Polyurethane (PU)
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 30 - 36

    Polyurethane (PU)

    The Global PU Sales Reached a New Record in 2018 with just over 20 Million Tons

    In the midterm, a worldwide increase in PU consumption of 4 to 5 % per year is to be expected. Growth drivers are the sound economic...   more

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  • Polyamide 6 and 66 (PA6, PA66)
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 38 - 44

    Polyamide 6 and 66 (PA6, PA66)

    Strong Trend towards Replacement of PA66 with PA6 Compounds

    The worldwide market situation differs widely for PA6 and PA66. While demand and capacities for PA6 precursors and base polymers are...   more

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  • Polycarbonate (PC)
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 45 - 50

    Polycarbonate (PC)

    Versatile Technical Thermoplastic Is Booming in Asia

    In the years 2015 to 2018, the growth of the global PC market almost reached its capacity limits in some cases. The associated unusually...   more

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  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 51 - 54

    Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

    Prime Material for a Circular Economy

    PET bottles can be recycled into new food packaging. Large-scale recovery systems and recycling procedures have become established since...   more

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  • Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 55 - 58

    Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)

    Growth through Diversity for Molding Compounds and Semifinished Products

    The global market for PMMA continues to benefit from an increasing demand, mainly from the construction and electronics industry as well as...   more

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    We offer you this article for download free of charge with the kind assistance of Röhm GmbH Präzisions-Werkzeuge

  • Styrene Copolymers
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 59 - 64

    Styrene Copolymers

    Polystyrene and Copolymers Combine Aesthetics with Technical and Sustainable Properties

    The aesthetically and mechanically outstanding properties of styrene polymers are extensively enhanced by different blending partners. New...   more

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  • Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 65 - 67

    Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)

    Superior Surface Properties Combined with Engineering Plastics Properties Going Aesthetics

    The China market demand determines the global ABS growth. Despite the actual market slowdown, further growth is expected in coming years....   more

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  • Polyoxymethylene (POM)
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 68 - 74

    Polyoxymethylene (POM)

    Moderate Growth in Traditional Applications and Ongoing Attractive Growth in Demand in Asia

    Today, over 70 % of global POM production capacity is located in Asia. The market is growing strongly at around 4.5 % annually, totaling...   more

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  • Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 75 - 78

    Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)

    The High-Performance Polymer Opens up New Possibilities for Processing Methods and Applications

    PEEK was invented a little over 40 years ago, and so is a relatively young high-performing thermoplastic polymer. Nevertheless, continuous...   more

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  • Fluoroplastics
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 79 - 83


    Dielectric Properties for Digitalization, Electro Mobility and Autonomous Driving

    Global consumption of fluoroplastics has continued to increase in recent years as consumer industries and ‧applications in the chemical,...   more

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  • Fiber-Reinforced Plastics
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 84 - 87

    Fiber-Reinforced Plastics

    The Manifold New Collection of Reactive Systems and Thermoplastic Composites

    The traditional markets for glass fiber-reinforced thermoplastics remain stable. Thermoplastic composites are gaining fast with 3D-printing...   more

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  • Weighing without Time Overhead
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 92 - 93

    Weighing without Time Overhead

    Weight Measuring System Directly on the Robot Ensures Process Quality

    In injection molding, the component weight reflects the process consistency and the component quality. Components are therefore often...   more

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  • Light Suspension
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 94 - 96

    Light Suspension

    LKH Produces Fully Automated Traceable Part Variants for the Automotive Industry

    For the production of plastic components for an automotive air suspension system, LKH Kunststoffwerk Heiligenroth GmbH & Co. KG uses two...   more

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  • Today Packaging, Tomorrow Raw ‧Material
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 97 - 100

    Today Packaging, Tomorrow Raw ‧Material

    At the K, KraussMaffei Will Be Showing the Cycle from Product to Upcycling to a New Product

    Paint bucket or A-pillar finisher? In our thoughts and attribution of value, packaging items and high-tech components often represent...   more

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

  • Foam Injection Molding for Thin-Walled Packaging
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 102 - 106

    Foam Injection Molding for Thin-Walled Packaging

    Viscosity Reduction for Molded Parts with Large Flow Path/Wall Thickness Ratios

    As physical foam injection molding reduces the melt viscosity, it can be used for the production of thin-walled components. The material...   more

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  • Less Is More
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 108 - 109

    Less Is More

    Pumps with Higher Speed Range Enable Compact Sizes

    Hydraulic applications are experiencing growing demand for pumps with higher speeds: the goal is to make the power train more cost- and...   more

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  • The Key to an Automation Network
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 110 - 111

    The Key to an Automation Network

    Decentralized and Modular Drive Technology from Nord Is Equipped for the Digital Future

    A wide selection of decentralized drive technology with frequency inverters that can be individually adapted to any desired application and...   more

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  • Radiation Crosslinking of Films
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 112 - 116

    Radiation Crosslinking of Films

    New Applications in the Thermoforming of Filled Materials

    Irradiating semi-crystalline thermoplastics induces three-dimensional crosslinking in the macromolecules. Radiation crosslinking has long...   more

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  • Better Computation of Fiber-Reinforced Engine Components
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 118 - 123

    Better Computation of Fiber-Reinforced Engine Components

    Precise Prediction of the Vibration Behavior of Structural Parts through FEM Simulation

    Fiber-reinforced plastics are playing an ever more important role in the development of low-noise engines. Taking the example of an...   more

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  • Inline Layer Thickness Measurement
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 124 - 127

    Inline Layer Thickness Measurement

    Contactless Measurement with Terahertz Waves in the Micrometer to Centimeter Range

    Terahertz technology supports contactless inline measurement in the micrometer to centimeter range. Wall thicknesses of pipes, hoses, and...   more

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  • Shaping up Quickly
    Kunststoffe international 2019/10, PAGE 128 - 129

    Shaping up Quickly

    Additively Manufactured Mold Inserts for Medical Devices

    The development of new medical devices often requires the capacity to make prototypes from original plastic material in a cleanroom. The...   more

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