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  • The Fiber-Plastic-Metal Combination
    Kunststoffe international 2019/04, PAGE 36 - 38

    The Fiber-Plastic-Metal Combination

    Lightweight Design in the Vehicle Structure with the Example of a Center Tunnel for the Porsche Boxster

    If modern cars are not to become heavier, despite the complicated sensor technology and extensive infotainment systems, lightweight design...   more

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  • Direction-Dependent Characteristics
    Kunststoffe international 2019/04, PAGE 41 - 44

    Direction-Dependent Characteristics

    Unidirectional Plates for Preparing Highly Oriented Test Specimens

    The anisotropic properties of short fiber-reinforced materials make it difficult to construct a reliable theoretical material description...   more

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  • Natural Fine-Tuning
    Kunststoffe international 2019/04, PAGE 45 - 48

    Natural Fine-Tuning

    Blending Basalt Fibers with Plant Fibers in Thermoplastic and Thermoset Composites

    A blend of natural plant and inorganic fibers produces a composite with a very good property profile, without reducing the content of...   more

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  • Antistatic Packaging
    Kunststoffe international 2019/04, PAGE 39 - 40

    Antistatic Packaging

    Masterbatch Prevents Electrostatic Charges and Has Approval for Food Contact Related Applications

    Contact and friction with other materials can create a static charge on plastic surfaces. A sudden discharge can damage sensitive...   more

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  • Galactic Compounds
    Kunststoffe international 2019/03, PAGE 56 - 57

    Galactic Compounds

    Properties of and Demands on Silicone Rubbers in the Space and Aerospace Industry

    Not only on Earth do elastomers make an important contribution to everyday life in demanding applications but they are also in demand for...   more

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  • Between the Grille and the Bumper
    Kunststoffe international 2019/03, PAGE 25 - 28

    Between the Grille and the Bumper

    Thermoplastic Lightweight Design with Thermoplastic Foaming, Metal Inserts and Adaptive Aerodynamics

    High demand for high-volume SUVs and stricter CO2 regulations have forced new developments. Exterior parts should be light, functional and...   more

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  • Japanese Multi-Material Specialists
    Kunststoffe international 2019/03, PAGE 6 - 7

    Japanese Multi-Material Specialists

    With a New R&D Center, Toray Is Setting its Sights on the European Automotive Industry

    At the start of the year, Toray opened a European R&D center near Munich, Germany, dedicated to automotive applications. From specially...   more

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  • Not for Sensitive Noses
    Kunststoffe international 2019/03, PAGE 33 - 34

    Not for Sensitive Noses

    Stabilizer Reduces VOC Emissions from Polypropylene with No Drawbacks in Processing

    The many different additives in plastic compounds make their composition extremely complex. Special stabilizers help to prevent the...   more

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  • Continuous-Fiber-Reinforced Parts  Safely in Sight
    Kunststoffe international 2019/03, PAGE 44 - 47

    Continuous-Fiber-Reinforced Parts Safely in Sight

    Integrated Production Monitoring Boosts the Reliability of KraussMaffei’s FiberForm Process

    Lightweight parts with integrated functions can be produced efficiently by combining injection molding with the thermoforming of...   more

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

  • Plastics in Fuel Cells
    Kunststoffe international 2019/03, PAGE 17 - 21

    Plastics in Fuel Cells

    Electromobility Arguments in Favor of a Future with Hydrogen

    Electromobility, whether based on batteries or hydrogen fuel cells, permits zero-emission driving and the integration of the transport...   more

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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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  • 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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  • 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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Effects without Drawbacks
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 89 - 93

    Effects without Drawbacks

    Special Encapsulation Makes Metallic Effects Inert and Weather-Resistant

    Pearlescent pigments produce striking effects in thermoplastics. However, the natural photoactivity of TiO₂ influences the stability of the...   more

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    We offer you this article for download free of charge with the kind assistance of Merck KGaA

  • A Virtual Seating Trial
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 82 - 84

    A Virtual Seating Trial

    Performing Simulation in Parallel with Design Reduces the Development Time of the Metrik Chair

    An integrated approach to simulation and design has a long tradition at BASF. The cooperation with the office furniture manufacturer...   more

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    We offer you this article for download free of charge with the kind assistance of BASF SE

  • Polyurethanes Moving with the Times
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 36 - 40

    Polyurethanes Moving with the Times

    Specialization, Resource Efficiency, and Digitalization are Driving Developments

    This versatile material is continually opening up new areas of application. A processing technology that achieves high component quality...   more

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  • Making a Racket for Plastics
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 6 - 18

    Making a Racket for Plastics

    New Ways to Attain Special Part Properties Are Advancing the Art of Injection Molding

    Making a racket is part of the trade. In the past, tradesmen would do this at markets by swinging wooden rattles to attract attention....   more

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  • Additive Adolescence
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 24 - 30

    Additive Adolescence

    Materials Manufacturers and Process Developers Face Growing Demands in 3D Printing

    Much as when injection molding materials were being developed 30 years ago, the current trend in additive production is toward higher...   more

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  • Making the Switch with E-Mobility
    Kunststoffe international 2018/10, PAGE 78 - 81

    Making the Switch with E-Mobility

    Semicrystalline Thermoplastics for Electrical and Electronic Components

    For years, the temperature resistance of engineering thermoplastics increased, but now new forms of mobility require a whole range of other...   more

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  • Clever Tool for Short Cooling Times
    Kunststoffe international 2018/09, PAGE 45 - 51

    Clever Tool for Short Cooling Times

    Systematic Approach to the Selection of Nucleating Agents

    The precise prediction of polypropylene’s crystallization behavior is of great economic importance. Not only do important processing...   more

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    We offer you this article for download free of charge with the kind assistance of Netzsch Gerätebau GmbH Thermische Analyse

  • How Consumers Evaluate  Environmental Friendliness
    Kunststoffe international 2018/09, PAGE 6 - 10

    How Consumers Evaluate Environmental Friendliness

    Results of an International Comparative Study on Consumer Preferences

    What kind of packaging do consumers evaluate as environmentally friendly? A study conducted in seven countries shows that consumers pay...   more

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  • A UFO Lands in the Home
    Kunststoffe international 2018/09, PAGE 60 - 64

    A UFO Lands in the Home

    How a Glowing Green Translucent PMMA Ring Became a Building Systems Sensation

    Water treatment systems are not generally synonymous with aesthetic design. However, for the softliQ water-softening unit from Grünbeck, a...   more

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  • Faster and Better Welding
    Kunststoffe international 2018/09, PAGE 57 - 59

    Faster and Better Welding

    Tools Adaption Reduces Process Times and Improves Weld Quality

    Hot gas welding has now become an established alternative to vibration and infrared welding. The reasons for this are the mechanically and...   more

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  • Induction Heating of CF-Reinforced Polymers
    Kunststoffe international 2018/09, PAGE 52 - 56

    Induction Heating of CF-Reinforced Polymers

    Influences of Laminate Parameters on the Induction Heating Behavior of CFRP

    Induction as contactless heating technology is also attractive for composite materials. The efficiency of the technology has so far been...   more

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  • Plastics for the Mobility of Tomorrow
    Kunststoffe international 2018/09, PAGE 65 - 70

    Plastics for the Mobility of Tomorrow

    New Polymers, Efficient Processes, and Advanced Parts for the Automotive Industry

    Digitalization, electromobility, energy and resource efficiency are making their mark on future vehicles. These trends were also reflected...   more

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  • Down to the Smallest Detail
    Kunststoffe international 2018/09, PAGE 23 - 27

    Down to the Smallest Detail

    Pushing Material Properties to the Limit, Combining Materials, and Finding Alternative Raw Materials

    Plastic compounds are becoming increasingly specialized and have to offer more and more functions simultaneously. Not only are the...   more

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  • From Virtual Foam Cell to  Finished Component
    Kunststoffe international 2018/08, PAGE 36 - 38

    From Virtual Foam Cell to Finished Component

    Ultrasim Software Simulates Processing of Polyurethane Systems

    The properties of foams are primarily determined by their reactive processing. New simulation methods with wide-ranging material models are...   more

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    We offer you this article for download free of charge with the kind assistance of BASF SE

  • The Appropriate Frame
    Kunststoffe international 2018/08, PAGE 28 - 31

    The Appropriate Frame

    Options for Overmolding of Car Glass Windows on Vertical Machines

    The assembly by injection molding is not limited to plastic components among each other, also non-plastic components, such as wood, metal...   more

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  • Printing the Future of Particle-Foam Processing
    Kunststoffe international 2018/08, PAGE 32 - 35

    Printing the Future of Particle-Foam Processing

    Lighter, Faster, More Efficient – Additive Manufacturing Opens up a New Dimension in Mold Making

    Three partners cooperating on a research project have developed a new mold concept for particle-foam processing that yields a 95 % weight...   more

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  • Secondary Raw Materials of the Future
    Kunststoffe international 2018/08, PAGE 39 - 42

    Secondary Raw Materials of the Future

    Recycling Halogen-Free Flame-Retardant Plastics. Example: Polyamide

    At present, flame-retardant plastic parts past their service lifetime are predominantly used energetically. The further development of the...   more

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  • Elegant Demolding
    Kunststoffe international 2018/06-07, PAGE 50 - 53

    Elegant Demolding

    Automated Use of Release Film for Hot Pressing Prepregs

    Release agents are necessary for the automated production of CFRP with prepregs in hot pressing. Liquid release agents can lead to...   more

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  • Fireworks of Technology
    Kunststoffe international 2018/06-07, PAGE 41 - 45

    Fireworks of Technology

    KraussMaffei Celebrates its Anniversary with a Competence Forum and Presents Numerous Innovations

    Injection molding, reaction technology, extrusion: The KraussMaffei Group has been defining the development of technology in all three...   more

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

  • Imaginative Performances
    Kunststoffe international 2018/06-07, PAGE 6 - 10

    Imaginative Performances

    Ten Years of Creative Color Previews in Retrospect, Plus the Trends for 2019

    Colors are emotional. Therefore, the color forecasts for the next seasons are primarily presented tempting. In the forthcoming Color...   more

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  • The Master’s Batch
    Kunststoffe international 2018/06-07, PAGE 16 - 19

    The Master’s Batch

    Triumphal Progress of Compact Additives

    Color and functional concentrates are an important element of modern plastics engineering. In the 1970s they facilitated differentiation...   more

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  • Recycling of Long Carbon Fibers
    Kunststoffe international 2018/05, PAGE 44 - 48

    Recycling of Long Carbon Fibers

    Development of a Bindered LrCF Tape with High Fiber Orientation

    To optimally exploit the properties of recyclate fibers for structural applications, a bindered rCF tape with high fiber orientation and...   more

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    We offer you this article for download free of charge with the kind assistance of Honda R&D Europe (Deutschland) GmbH

  • Rediscovered Component  of Hybrid Parts
    Kunststoffe international 2018/05, PAGE 18 - 21

    Rediscovered Component of Hybrid Parts

    Leaktight Overmolding with Thermosets for High-Performance Applications

    Technical thermoplastic materials have high thermal stability and outstanding electrical insulation properties, which is why they are...   more

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  • Cleaning the Lungs
    Kunststoffe international 2018/04, PAGE 45 - 49

    Cleaning the Lungs

    The Processor Paritec Combines Materials and Functions in 2-Component Injection Molding

    While it is not entirely common practice, just about everyone has inhaled before. In modern inhalation devices, sophisticated 2-component...   more

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  • Benchmark for Plasticizers
    Kunststoffe international 2018/04, PAGE 52 - 55

    Benchmark for Plasticizers

    Phthalate-Free Plasticizer for Flexible PVC on the Test Stand

    The properties of polyvinyl chloride are adjusted using plasticizers for many applications. Phthalate-free plasticizers can keep pace here...   more

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  • Strong Flyweights
    Kunststoffe international 2018/03, PAGE 21 - 24

    Strong Flyweights

    Reducing Density and Part Weight via the Material without Altering Existing Processes

    Lightweight is no longer just a matter of replacing metal. More and more often, plastics already in use are substituted by lighter weight...   more

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  • Synergies from the Far East
    Kunststoffe international 2018/03, PAGE 29 - 32

    Synergies from the Far East

    From the Prototype of the First Lithium-Ion Battery to Thermoplastics for Electrification

    The change in drive-train technology from the conventional combustion engine to the electric drive poses a big challenge for car...   more

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  • Multi-Material Mix Gets a  Carbon Fiber Twist
    Kunststoffe international 2018/03, PAGE 12 - 15

    Multi-Material Mix Gets a Carbon Fiber Twist

    Vision Becomes Reality for Mass Production of Torsionally-Rigid CFRP Components

    Steel, aluminum, magnesium and carbon-fiber-reinforced plastics are combined in the new Audi A8 for a lighter weight, higher performing car...   more

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  • Flexible Blow Molded Parts of  Silicone Rubber
    Kunststoffe international 2018/03, PAGE 53 - 57

    Flexible Blow Molded Parts of Silicone Rubber

    Production of Elastomeric Blow Molded Parts Using Temperature-Controlled Die Technology

    Silicone rubber cannot yet be processed by extrusion blow molding. A new approach ensures a low level of pre-crosslinking of the material,...   more

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  • High-Quality Visible Parts  in a Single Step
    Kunststoffe international 2018/03, PAGE 39 - 42

    High-Quality Visible Parts in a Single Step

    System Partnership Flanks Integrated Clearmelt Process on Its Way to Series Production

    Together with partner companies Engel has developed a highly integrated process for delivering pre-finished visible parts in a single...   more

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