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  • Editorial
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 3


    System Change – If Not Now, When?

    There’s never been so much trash at a K trade fair before. We mean recycled trash. It’s not only that the recycling plant manufacturers...   more

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  • Inhaltsverzeichnis
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 4



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  • K 2019
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 6

    K 2019

    Product Highlights 

    Until the opening of K in Düsseldorf, Germany, the trade fair halls remain shrouded in mystery. Of course, the finishing touches will not...   more

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  • K under the Sway of Circularity
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 8 - 10

    K under the Sway of Circularity

    What K 2019 Has to Offer in and around the Circular Economy

    The announced motto for the fair was the “circular economy,” and the exhibitors are answering the call, as plastics’ tarnished image makes...   more

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  • The Eternal Circle
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 11

    The Eternal Circle

    Circular Economy and Digitalization Are Key Issues for Machine Manufacturers

    It is not new to state that injection molding is a cyclic process. However, injection molding manufacturers are now concentrating on...   more

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  • Exhibitors See Green
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 22

    Exhibitors See Green

    Resource-Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Products Are the Trend in Tooling Technology

    Starting with the systematic design of manufacturing processes and the precise simulation of part manufacture, through smart tooling...   more

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  • Handling Materials Precisely and Efficiently
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 32

    Handling Materials Precisely and Efficiently

    Modern Controls Are Focusing on Automation through Comprehensive Connectivity

    In the field of material handling, we continue to find a broad spectrum of products to feed, mix, and meter granulates and powders....   more

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  • The Formulation Is Not Everything
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 38

    The Formulation Is Not Everything

    Fast Adaptation of System Technology through Modular Design and High System ‧Efficiency

    The manufacturers of machines and systems for plastics compounding are expanding proven series with new sizes and optimizing existing...   more

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  • Circular Economy Is the Buzzword of the Hour
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 42

    Circular Economy Is the Buzzword of the Hour

    Expanded Machine Portfolios from Turnkey Solutions to Integrated Systems

    Current requirements for product quality and rising demands for sustainable products are dictating ever stricter requirements regarding the...   more

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  • Efficiency Remains the Order of the Day
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 48

    Efficiency Remains the Order of the Day

    Optimization of Components and Expansion of Plant Control Systems Offer Potential for Improvement

    In the area of pipe and profile extrusion, the focus remains on increasing efficiency. In addition to energy-saving systems, the focus on...   more

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  • A Perfect Concept All Round
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 52

    A Perfect Concept All Round

    The Circular Economy – Sustainable yet Efficient?

    With innovations in metrology, processing and automation, the film industry is again pursuing the goal of process optimization and...   more

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  • Focus on the Circular Economy
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 56

    Focus on the Circular Economy

    New Challenges for Machine Manufacturers and Processors

    This year’s plastics trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, is all about the circular economy. Recycling and sustainability, alongside...   more

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  • Superficial, Yet Demanding
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 59

    Superficial, Yet Demanding

    Individuality, Flexibility and New Material Combinations Are the Latest Trends

    Many new developments and advances in surface technology that vary in scope from application to application will be shown at the K 2019....   more

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  • Efficient, Flexible and Sustainable Thermoforming
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 64

    Efficient, Flexible and Sustainable Thermoforming

    Advances Contributing to Improving the Circular Economy

    Besides improving productivity and energy efficiency of the overall systems, as well as of individual machine components, this year’s K...   more

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  • Precision Measurement, Smart Optimization
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 67

    Precision Measurement, Smart Optimization

    Digital Data Processing is Breaking New Ground with Connectivity and Artificial Intelligence

    Without measurement and testing technology, it would be impossible to ensure consistently high product quality. To tackle such quality...   more

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  • Weld Your Way
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 74

    Weld Your Way

    Plastics Joining Technology Characterized by Flexibility, Individualization and Digitalization

    Customized solutions for joining plastics are gaining in importance. Modern developments in plant engineering, digitalization and design,...   more

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  • Technology Made Easy
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 78

    Technology Made Easy

    New Mobility Forms and Digitalization Are Shaping the Development of Engineering and High-Performance Plastics

    New developments by the raw material producers are responding to current application trends. Requirements are changing due to the advent of...   more

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  • Attention to Detail
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 84

    Attention to Detail

    Not only Polymers but also Additives and Masterbatches Must Be Sustainable

    Besides compounds modified for special applications and lightweight components, sustainable materials are also becoming an increasingly‧...   more

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  • Beyond Human Capabilities
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 89 - 93

    Beyond Human Capabilities

    Model-Based Process Setup by Fully Interconnected Production in Injection Molding

    The quality of injection molded parts and the process stability are still heavily dependent on the knowledge and experience of the process...   more

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  • Production Brought to Growth
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 94 - 95

    Production Brought to Growth

    How TN Plastics Produces Thin-Walled Containers Resource-Efficiently

    They are needed in thousands of units in Dutch greenhouses: plant pots. TN Plastics from Netherlands produces these thin-walled containers...   more

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  • Amorphous Metals Combined with Elastomers
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 96 - 97

    Amorphous Metals Combined with Elastomers

    Engel and Heraeus to Demo a New Processing Unit for Large-Scale Production

    Injection molding manufacturer Engel and technology group Heraeus have succeeded in slashing cycle times in the injection molding of...   more

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  • Co-Extrusion with Thermal Control
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 98 - 101

    Co-Extrusion with Thermal Control

    Combining Polymers with Very Different Processing Temperatures

    New polymer composites for the production of multi-layer small tubes are being developed to give products specific functions. With suitable...   more

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  • Energy-Efficient Use of Drives
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 102 - 106

    Energy-Efficient Use of Drives

    Process-Oriented Design of the Main Drive for the Extruder

    Manufacturers of standard extruders sometimes incorporate oversized drives into their machine designs in order to be able to cover a wide...   more

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  • Micrometer Accurate Measurement of Tooth Wear
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 107 - 109

    Micrometer Accurate Measurement of Tooth Wear

    Application-Specific in-situ Transmission Testing of Injection Molded Plastic Gears

    Until now, the dimensioning of plastic gear required the measurement of the tooth selectively and manually before, during and after a...   more

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  • Fine Channels, Maximum Efficiency
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 110 - 113

    Fine Channels, Maximum Efficiency

    Improving Conformal Cooling with Design, Simulation, and Processing Know-How

    The production costs for complex injection molded parts not only depend on material costs but also to a considerable extent on cycle time....   more

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  • Three-Dimensional Fiber Skeleton
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 114 - 116

    Three-Dimensional Fiber Skeleton

    Local Continuous Fiber-Reinforcement through 3D Skeleton Winding Technology

    Thermoplastic injection molded parts can be reinforced with local continuous fibers in combination with metallic load application elements....   more

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  • Putting Hybrid Components to the Test
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 117 - 119

    Putting Hybrid Components to the Test

    Test Procedure for Durability of Metal Components that Have Been Injection-Overmolded with PPS

    The different thermal expansion of plastics compared with metals makes it difficult to design components that combine both materials. A new...   more

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  • In the Fast Lane with Plastics
    Kunststoffe international 2019/09, PAGE 120 - 121

    In the Fast Lane with Plastics

    59 Lightweight Components for the Body of the New Electric City Vehicle e.GO Life

    The e.GO Life is an affordable electric car for short-range transport. Starting as a development project at the RWTH Aachen University...   more

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