• Haitian International to present next-generation technology at K 2019


    Haitian International to present next-generation technology at K 2019

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    Haitian International is to present its third generation technology at K 2019, with innovative new developments in hardware and software.

    The third generation technology delivers even more efficiency, productivity, and new solutions.

    The versatility of the electric product range has been greatly expanded, and the performance of the servo-hydraulic two-platen machines has been significantly increased.

    Optimised drives and an open integration strategy for robotics and automation increase the scope for investment and flexibility in production.

    Ongoing improvements and the consistent improvement of standard components such as motors result in higher performance but also higher overall resource savings.

    Haitian will have live exhibits at K 2019, which will produce standard applications with recyclates or 100 per cent recyclable materials.

    The exhibits are the patented world premiere of the new electric Zhafir injection unit, the Zhafir Venus III Series, which provides a clean and electrical solution for the medical market, the Zhafir Zeres F Series, a dynamic solutions for packaging, the Haitian Jupiter III Series, which is a compact solution for large automotive parts, and the Haitian Mars III Series, an economical solution for consumer goods.

  • ILLIG to present new technological developments for sustainable packaging solutions at K 2019



    ILLIG to present new technological developments for sustainable packaging solutions at K 2019

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    ILLIG Maschinenbau, the systems provider for thermoforming machines and tools, will be presenting multiple technological novelties at the K show.

    At this year's stand, the focus will be on sustainable packaging solutions according to the theme of circular thinking with aspects such as Designed for Recycling and Eco Design.

    The company says it is constantly pushing forward with new developments within the context of their 360° tailor-made packaging development, Pactivity.

    ILLIG will be presenting numerous new developments in both their tool and machine business segments.

    Among them is the new, designed-for-recycling plastic-cardboard combination pack IML-T Cardboard that can be decorated on both sides and whose plastic inlay easily separates from the outer cardboard layer.

    ILLIG will also be demonstrating cups made of rPET with separable paper labels.

    For the first time, the company will be showcasing its new thermoforming system IC- RDKL 80 at the K 2019. The IML-T system produces decorated lids made from rPET to complement decorated cups that are also made of rPET.

    Another innovation being showcased at the K is the first 4th-generation thermoformer. The new production system IC-RDM 76K features a new drive system and significantly more closing force.

    The machine will be producing drinking cups made of recycled PET.

    ILLIG will be showcasing developments in digitisation in thermoforming at the K 2019 that aim to increase the overall availability and productivity of ILLIG systems. ILLIG Connectivity securely connects the customer's thermoforming production systems into his network, enabling them to be better integrated into his value-added chain.

    Further steps in Connectivity in terms of Industry 4.0 will also be presented at the K 2019.

  • Jomar launching TechnoDrive 65 PET at K


    Jomar launching TechnoDrive 65 PET at K

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    Jomar Corp., a leading global manufacturer of injection blow moulding (IBM) machinery for the pharmaceutical, healthcare and household products industries, will launch the TechnoDrive 65 PET machine at the 2019 K Show in Düsseldorf, Germany.

    Specifically designed to run PET resins but can easily switch back to PP and PE, the TechnoDrive 65 PET machine evolved from Jomar’s TechnoDrive 65, a high-speed production machine unveiled in 2018. It has a dry cycle time of just 1.7 seconds, making it one of the fastest injection blow moulding machines in the industry.

    Jomar’s engineers have expanded the TechnoDrive 65’s capabilities by adding a more robust plastifier motor, high-pressure valves and built-in nozzle heaters to aid PET processing.

    Jomar President Carlos Castro said: “The TechnoDrive 65 PET further demonstrates the versatility of the Jomar machines. Jomar machines can handle engineering resins and a wide range of PET grades such as PETE or PETG. We’re giving our customers the opportunity to bid for a variety of projects from cosmetic jars in PET to packers in HDPE, with the same machine.”

    The TechnoDrive 65 PET can mould a variety of shapes and sizes in PET. One limitation, however, is rooted in the nature of injection blow moulding. Unlike injection stretch blow machines, an IBM machine does not mechanically extend its core rods, which provides biaxial orientation and allows for extremely thin walls such as those found in water or soda bottles.

    The average wall thickness for a TechnoDrive 65 PET bottle in PET is 1mm, so it is more inclined to mould jars, vials and bottles for the pharmaceutical or cosmetic industries.

    All PET projects for the TechnoDrive 65 PET would be accepted as a turnkey project where Jomar is building both the machine and mould. This allows Jomar to tailor the equipment to provide the largest processing window and ensure the project’s overall success.

  • K 2019: Sepro and partners to demonstrate automation solutions

  • KHS focuses on circular economy at K


    KHS focuses on circular economy at K

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    KHS will present a new PET concept at k2019 based on the juice bottle as an example. It combines individual environmentally friendly packaging solutions in one container and thereby supports the theory of circular economy.

    The system provider shows how efficiency and sustainability go hand in hand by offering further line-compatible container solutions in addition to its Bottles & Shapes service offering. With these technologies, KHS provides support in the conversion to an environmentally friendly and resource-conserving packaging portfolio.

    Kai Acker, CEO of KHS, said: "We already offer forward-looking concepts today. Our extensive PET portfolio covers the entire value chain, ranging from innovative bottle design to energy and resource-efficient production processes. We provide support for conversion to environmentally friendly and resource-conserving types of packaging. Our portfolio offers concrete solutions for further promoting the concept of sustainability. Against the backdrop of the company group's overall positive business development for KHS during the first half of this year, we are focusing on consistently developing our products, processes and solutions."

    A new PET bottle will be presented for the first time at K 2019. The company combines various disciplines of its extensive knowhow to create a unique container. With this concept, KHS is consistently pursuing its strategy of reduction, recycling and reuse, and has thereby agreed a partnership with an environmental service provider.

    Compared to conventional PET containers, the system provider's new approach ensures a high level of product protection and a longer shelf life. Completely recyclable and conserve on additional resources.

    With the Bottles & Shapes programme, KHS is also furthering its developments along the entire production chain.

  • Kiefel simplifies thermoforming with next-gen Speedformer


    Kiefel simplifies thermoforming with next-gen Speedformer

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    Kiefel GmbH has created the Speedformer KMD 78.2 Speed to showcase at K2019 in Düsseldorf (Hall 3, Booth E90), where visitors are invited to experience the machine live.

    The new generation of Kiefel steel rule machines offers the usual quality with even greater productivity and energy efficiency.

    Erwin Wabnig, Director Packaging Division at Kiefel, said: "The new generation of machines is fast and reliable. Operators, even without specific training, can operate them intuitively. Ergonomics and data transparency are a matter of course. And of course, in addition to common materials and products, our new system can also process novel film materials and produce even complex products whilst consuming a minimal amount of energy."

    The Kiefel designers focused on higher productivity, process control and availability, as well as trend-setting intuitive user guidance with considerable added value in operation and maintenance.

    The new KMD generation not only saves energy, but film. A newly developed film feed table guides the film to the film transport system. The proven station drives stabilise and work symmetrically, and the optimised forming air vacuum system enables customers to produce superior moulded parts.

    The ergonomic tool change systems, one among many improvements, can significantly shorten set-up times too.

    Intelligent User Guidance

    ‘Simple and intuitive’ is the motto of human interaction with the KMD 78.2 Speed. Pictograms and graphics, some animated, support the adjustment of machine parameters and aid fault diagnosis and rectification if necessary.

    The new KMD generation only needs a few parameters to be input, the rest are automatically determined by onboard algorithms. The display shows the entire forming process and other important functions are just a click away.

    Wabnig added: "In order to optimally adapt the new KMD generation for our customers, we have increased our requirements. On this basis, we have developed a state-of-the-art system in co-operation with universities, and internal and external experts, that simplifies our customers' daily manufacturing."

  • Kistler to show pioneering solutions for process monitoring at K 2019


    Kistler to show pioneering solutions for process monitoring at K 2019


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    Kistler will showcase innovation, professional solutions and products for the entire measuring chain at K 2019, from sensors through to software.

    Kistler’s stand will include the Innovation Walk, where customers and visitors can experience how cavity pressure measurement is already helping injection moulders.

    Kstler will also show its ComoNeoPREDICT artificial intelligence, as well as ComoNeoMERGE, which offers process monitoring based on cavity pressure for conventional and multicomponent injection moulding.

    Kistler will be at Hall 10, Stand G81.

  • Lanxess addresses mobility, urbanisation and digitalisation at K 2019



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    Lanxess  will be presenting a broad portfolio at k2019. On its 700 square metre stand, the specialty chemicals company will focus on mobility, urbanisation and digitalisation .

    Management board member Hubert Fink said: “Innovative mobility solutions and modern urban concepts are currently being developed worldwide. These are important growth areas for us and our customers. We are constantly developing sustainable material solutions and technologies for this purpose, and are also focusing on new possibilities for digitalisation.”

    Six of Lanxess’s eleven business units will be showcasing their products at K 2019 in Düsseldorf.

    Polyamides and polyesters

    The High-Performance Materials (HPM) business unit will be presenting a wide range of new products relating to electric mobility. New HPM materials include orange, heat-stabilised compounds for high-voltage applications; materials that prevent electrical corrosion; and halogen-free, flame-retardant materials. In terms of lightweight design, Lanxess is working primarily on hollow-profile hybrid technology and thermoplastic composites under the Tepex brand.

    New compounds for cost-effective blow moulding of components for air management in turbo-charged combustion engines will also be on display, as will connectors and switches in state-of-the-art smart home systems. The polyamide 6 compound named Durethan BG60XXF is ideal for such applications. A very low-warpage plastic, its uses include switch holders in electronic components.

    The Urethane Systems business unit, one of the world’s leading providers of PU prepolymers tailored to specific customers and applications and used for elastomers, coatings, adhesives and sealants, will be focusing on its low free (LF) technology at K.

    Used to formulate PU prepolymers that contain less than 0.1 per cent by weight of free isocyanate and fulfil strict hygiene requirements, these Adiprene LF prepolymers are not affected by forthcoming EU-wide restrictions on diisocyanates.

    The Polymer Additives business unit (PLA) will be presenting two flame retardants for rigid polyisocyanurate (PIR) foam that have achieved exceptional results in fire tests in line with ISO 11925-2 – the oligomeric Levagard 2000 and the reactive Levagard 2100.

    Lanxess is aiming to make even better use of the benefits of digital technologies, with digital business models, the introduction of new technologies, and the analysis and use of large amounts of data. In collaboration with Citrine Informatics, Lanxess is employing AI to optimise formulations for glass-fibre sizings used to reinforce plastics

    Lanxess is committed to establishing closed-loop material cycles in the manufacture and application of plastics through further collaborations with customers and own buyers on field-based pilot projects.

  • Macro showcasing latest technology for sustainable packaging at K 2019



    Macro showcasing latest technology for sustainable packaging at K 2019

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    Canadian film and sheet extrusion systems manufacturer Macro Engineering & Technology Inc is focusing its K 2019 efforts on sustainability and introducing its latest developed technologies in extrusion systems.

    Macro’s newly advanced technology for sustainable packaging features the new MacroPack FP die; faster transition times and less waste; lower film thickness; more uniform layer thickness, enabling reduced usage of expensive resins and total gauge; new designs for screws and barrels to allow for a higher recycling content; and the control system with ‘ReadyRun’ technology, enabling the operator to bring back frequently used recipes with the push of a button.

    As well as significantly reducing changeover times, Macro’s latest technology advancements also offer retrofitting on air rings, blown film dies and custom winding machinery.

    Furthermore, the Quadex biax systems enable ‘double bubble’ with and without PVdC with improved technology to broaden the process window.

  • Marchante SAS strives for a sustainable film industry at K 2019



    Marchante SAS strives for a sustainable film industry at K 2019

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    For this year’s K Show, Marchante SAS reaffirms its commitment to productivity, efficiency and high-quality machinery, and will proudly celebrate Director Inocente Marchante’s 40 years in the Biax industry.

    Marchante began his carrier in the Biax industry in 1979 and has been hailed as a game-changer in production processes and machinery developments for more than 150 lines worldwide for BOPP, BOPET, BOPS, BOPA, PETG.

    As the Technical Director in charge of technological process of plastic materials, stretching and transformation, he is the inventor of the first Mechanical Simultaneous systems on the market, and firmly believes in simultaneous stretching for the sake of production simplification, energy cost reduction, and the transition to promising material developments.

    Gathering biax experts, he founded family-owned company Marchante SAS to support film producers through their projects. He began implementing sophisticated films and delicate processes, of which the Simultaneous Stretcher MASIM, for packaging, food, automotive and energy industries, is one.

    The MASIM is a modular Simultaneous Stretching system that has proved its efficiency in terms of high homogeneity results and optimum mechanical properties for delicate films such as Battery Separator film for Lithium based batteries, PA, or PE, and is now available for PS, PI or PTFE.

    The clips are designed to stretch thin film down to 5μm, and mostly to reduce edge waste creation during production due to the very short distance clip-to-clip before and after stretching.

    With the thinnest clips on the market, film thickness and flatness is ensured from inlet to outlet without turbulence, thus producing an optimal width of high grade film.

    As a manufacturer of machinery for bi-oriented film producers, Marchante SAS pursues engagement towards and with a more efficient and cleaner industry. To this end, the company is developing a process to produce sheets for thermoforming, with 100 per cent rPET.

  • Meech to display its newest static control and web cleaning technology at K 2019



    Meech to display its newest static control and web cleaning technology at K 2019

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    Meech International will be showcasing its recent technological developments at K 2019, including the new CyClean R web cleaner, Hyperion IonCHarge50 and IonCharge30 static generators, and the Hyperion 960IPS, Meech’s newest static control bar.

    Meech will also be displaying its full, long-standing, and well established static control and web cleaning product range.

    Ralph Simon, Sales Director at Meech Elektrostatik, said: “K is a huge event in the calendar for Meech.”

    “With so many specialist companies in attendance, the platform the event provides for us is invaluable. We are delighted to be highlighting the role that Meech plays within the plastics and rubber industries by presenting both our well established products and the newts additions to our web cleaning and static control ranges.”

  • NDC Technologies to unveil HazePro gauge at K Show 2019



    NDC Technologies to unveil HazePro gauge at K Show 2019

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    NDC Technologies will debut its new HazePro gauge at the upcoming K Show.

    The company believes this advancement enables plastic manufacturers to accurately and reliably measure the haze of plastic films online and report in real time on this critical process information.

    Haze is a critical quality parameter for plastic films, various plastic sheet products and other transparent materials.

    NDC’s new HazePro gauge measures the haze of both narrow and wide films online with the highest accuracy and reliability.

    Film applications include optical, packaging, flexible packaging, agricultural, solar panel, coatings on glass (such as solar panels), anti-glare on computer screens and other uses. NDC’s haze measurement complies with ASTM standard D1003 for transparent materials.

    HazePro will be demonstrated on NDC’s Mini-Trak O-Frame scanner and iView Pro.net process controller.

    Using tablets, users will get a close-up look at NDC’s versatile FilmPro infrared gauge for precisely measuring the basis weight and thickness of clear, voided, pigmented, cavitated, porous, translucent coloured and black tinted films.

    The measurement capability of FilmPro extends to single- or multi-layer products including biaxially-orientated films, cast films and stretch films. It can simultaneously measure the individual thicknesses of up to 6 different layers in co-extruded films.

    In addition to the HazePro and virtual exhibitions, NDC will be presenting its complete line of measurement and control solutions for biax film and sheet, blown film, cast film and sheet extrusion applications.


  • New compounds extend applications for bio-based thermoplastics



    New compounds extend applications for bio-based thermoplastics

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     FKuR will be showcasing its expanded portfolio of bio-based thermoplastics for a growing range of applications including packaging, consumer products, sporting goods and technical parts at K 2019.

    Current additions to the portfolio include two glass-reinforced grades within the Bio-Flex and Terralene product family, both with high rigidity, and three Terraprene TPE grades, one of which is characterised by its high bio-content, while the other two are oil-free. 

    Carmen Michels, Member of the Executive Board of FKuR, said: "At K 2019 we present ourselves as one of the suppliers with the world's broadest portfolios of biodegradable and bio-based plastics, for all processing methods from injection moulding, profile and film extrusion, blow moulding and thermoforming, right through to 3D printing.

    “The addition of glass fibre-reinforced bioplastics and oil-free and bio-based TPE grades to our portfolio now opens up additional market segments for these sustainable materials, especially in the broad range of technical applications.”

    Visitors to the FKuR booth are promised a wealth of information about biopolymers and their applications, and a 350ml reusable cup filled with freshly brewed coffee, for which dom Polymer-Technik uses plastics from the FKuR portfolio.

    The cup and its lid are made from bio-based PE compound Terralene HD 4527, and the cover flap is made fropm bio-based Green HDPE SHA 7260 from ‘I'm green’ PE grades from Braskem. The cuff is made from Terraprene SI 601, a grade of partially bio-based TPE compounds from FKuR.

    This practical giveaway demonstrates how disposables can be replaced with reusable products, and how their advantages can be further enhanced by the choice of sustainable materials.

  • Nordmann at K 2019: Knowledge in action




    Nordmann at K 2019: Knowledge in action

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    International chemicals distributor Nordmann will be exhibiting at the upcoming K fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, alongside partners: Francesco Franceschetti Elastomeri (FFE), Honeywell, Kraton, Nyacol and PMC.

    For Nordmann, this year’s fair will mean focusing on raw materials that meet the market’s high demand for sustainability in plastics.

    Jost E. Laumeyer, Global Sales Director Plastics, said: “At Nordmann, we believe in the sensible and sustainable use of plastic products. For us, it’s important to remember that plastics are more than just raw materials; they are recyclable materials.”

    Appearing at the Düsseldorf trade fair with some of its key partners underscores Nordmann’s aim to continue making technical and commercial expertise internationally visible. Nordmann sees potential for growth in continuing to develop as a solutions provider, taking an active role in supporting the complex projects of its business partners and getting their products established on the market. “This calls for trust and close partnerships, and at Nordmann we are continuously investing in both,” added Laumeyer.

    As a leading international distributor, Nordmann lives out its brand values of ‘Visible’, ‘International’ and ‘Partnership’ through close co-operation with suppliers and customers. As a result, the company has an extensive international network and a wide-ranging product portfolio, which has recently been expanded and speaks for the Nordmann strategy of growing with its partners and remaining open to further diversification.

    For Nordmann, K provides an ideal platform upon which to introduce its team and its partners as solutions providers in chemical distribution to a large and international audience.

  • Numerous Promix highlights at K 2019





    Numerous Promix highlights at K 2019

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    , Numerous Promix leading supplier of foam extrusion systems, static mixers and melt coolers, will be presenting several highlights at k2019 (Hall 9, Booth E32).

    Under the motto ‘Yes, we foam!’ the company would like to open the dialogue on how Promix Physical Foaming Systems could help save raw material cost, improve foam quality and reduce carbon footprints.

    To complement the product portfolio, Promix is also launching PROCELL, a newly developed chemical nucleating agent promising the smallest cell sizes and highest foam quality.

    The Swiss company has advanced its physical foaming technology with eco-friendly CO2 or N2 blowing agents. Promix has more than 200 industrial installations, including a number of OEMs that have successfully integrated Promix foam extrusion technology into their extrusion lines.

    At K 2019, Promix will showcase the relevant key components for physical foaming and exchange information on experiences and possibilities within the specific application fields.

    Industrial application references range from packaging film and thermoformed sheet made of PP, PS and PET, PP and PE boards, foam core and corrugated pipes made from PP and TPE, as well as profiles made from PA, ABS and other materials.

    Foaming of cable sheathing has become another recent and successful application, and an increasing interest for physical foaming has been observed in extrusion blow moulding, which is why Kautex Maschinenbau (Hall 14, Booth A16-A18) is presenting a running line with an integrated, machine-adapted Promix foam extrusion system to demonstrate production of a foamed water bottle at the exhibition.

    Another example is a foamed PET cup for hot-fill applications, which has been developed by SML Maschinengesellschaft mbH, (Hall 17, booth C39-C42).

  • RIKUTEC showcasing multilayer blow moulding machines at K

    RIKUTEC showcasing multilayer blow moulding machines at K

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     RIKUTEC Group, a leading blow moulding technology specialist, will showcase its high-precision, multilayer machines and fast-cooling moulds alongside a range of technical blow moulded products at k 2019 (Hall 14, Booth B13).

    The Germany-based company pursues a holistic approach with regard to products and services, utilizing its vast technology expertise and decades of manufacturing knowhow.

    Stefan Eichelhardt, Director of RIKUTEC’s Engineering Business Unit, said: “Our customers value us as a full-service provider. We cover the entire value chain from the production of raw materials, machinery and plant engineering to product design and series production of large-volume plastic containers. In addition, we offer our customers services covering all aspects of our broad product portfolio.”    

    RIKUTEC will highlight the industrial packaging industry’s first all-plastic Twin Drum which meets stringent demands of the Packaging Group 1 regulations as specified by the ADR European agency for safe storage and transport of highly aggressive chemicals.

    The blow moulded ‘tank in a tank’, which offers secondary containment, also meets UN-sanctioned approvals in Europe and US. The 200-litre Twin Drum effectively stores and transports highly aggressive chemicals in an ultra-clean environment. RIKUTEC’s patented multilayer coextrusion blow moulding technology manufactures products from 100 to 10,000-litres in a single shot.

    The company will also discuss its latest effort to tackle the plastic waste issue with the development of highly sustainable materials. RIKUTEC can use up to 100 per cent HDPE recyclate for the production of blow moulded products.  

    CEO Bodo Richter added: “The circular economy is and will remain the topic of the future. Many external factors are currently affecting the plastics industry – we, as manufacturers of machines and HDPE products manufactured by blow moulding, are trying to help shape the sustainable change in the plastics industry.”

  • Roemheld Rivi to promote magnetic die clamping at K


    Roemheld Rivi to promote magnetic die clamping at K

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    Last year Roemheld Rivi, a manufacturer of magnetic clamping plates for securing dies and moulds, enjoyed growth in sales in all areas of the plastics processing industry, as well as in forming technology.

    In 2019, order numbers and revenue continue to grow with products now available in the UK through Roemheld UK, Hitchin.

    At the k 2019 trade fair, the company will not only stress its prominence in both the plastics and rubber industries. It is the only magnetic die clamping company to have the technology to operate in the latter sector due to the ability of its M-TECS series plates to withstand temperatures up to 240°C.

    Dies and moulds made from ferromagnetic materials can be clamped and subsequently released over their full surface area and high plate stiffness resists bending. The systems work without electrical power and require only a short current pulse lasting a few seconds to activate and deactivate the magnets.

    Permanent magnets generate a field that penetrates a few millimetres into the tool and hold even heavy mould halves weighing several tonnes in the correct position, bringing them together with absolute parallelity.

    Even moulds with complex geometries can be precisely clamped without deformation. Uniform distribution of the clamping force ensures low die wear.

    Every magnetic clamping system is customised by Roemheld Rivi using standardised components and is virtually maintenance-free. Solutions can be configured flexibly with regard to size, geometry, clamping force and fittings, and are available on short delivery. They can generally be retrofitted to existing machines within just a few hours.

    Also to be announced at K 2019 is the formation of a new network comprising 15 service locations throughout Europe and one each in the US, China and Japan.

    Intensively trained Roemheld Rivi engineers will provide enhanced support for customers in their native languages, and each centre will have access to replacement parts to speed service and support.

  • Silvergate Plastics launches natural colour collection



    Silvergate Plastics launches natural colour collection

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    Silvergate Plastics has launched a Natural Colour Collection to reflect the latest trends in homewares and consumer products.

    Emma Cank, Silvergate’s sales executive and consumer goods specialist, has been working closely with colour match technicians to develop this striking and stylish range.

    The collection includes muted tones and heritage hues, which are currently popular with interior designers and online influencers. Designed to complement cool greys and classic whites, these colour palettes give producers of consumer homewares a convenient way to select colours.

    “By putting together this collection, we have carried out a lot of the investigative work and can offer a practical way for time-stretched manufacturers to colour their products using an on-trend colour palette,” said Cank.

    “Of course, we can further develop these colours to create a specific shade but the idea of this collection is to offer a convenient way for processors to get new products to market quickly and easily. We are also able to develop these colours in a range of natural effectives, including those that replicate the appearance and texture of paper and wood. Alternatively, we can bring some bling to a product with the addition of glittery effects! So, whilst this is a standard colour collection, it can still be adapted to suit individual needs.”

    She adds: “Whilst orders for commodity masterbatches have soared due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are still very much focused on developing sustainable plastics. We are continuing to receive requests for such items and are proudly fulfilling these orders in a safe and responsible way.”

  • Solvay spotlights sustainable mobility and resource efficiency at K 2019



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    At k 2019 Solvay will reveal developments in thermoplastic composites, a lightweighting material that enhances the group’s sustainable mobility objectives and enables resource-efficient solutions for customers in aerospace, automotive, and oil and gas.

  • Starlinger has circularity in the bag


    Starlinger has circularity in the bag

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    At K 2019, Starlinger & Co. Gmbh is presenting a closed loop system for big bags made from woven polypropylene . The sustainable concept ‘circular packaging’ will be Starlinger’s main theme at K 2019 as well as at the Starlinger Open House in Weissenbach, Austria.

    Worldwide, more than 380 million four-loop big bags are sold every year, which equates to an annual recycling potential of around 800,000 tonnes of material.

    Starlinger will be introducing K show visitors to an elaborate concept for a closed loop for big bags. A closed loop has the advantage that production occurs within a quality assurance system, and the materials used are documented in a ‘material passport’. In co-operation with Louis Blockx and LC Packaging, Starlinger has simulated this loop and produced new big bags from fabric with high rPP content.

    Samples are available at K show and prove that Starlinger rPP big bags show the same quality as big bags made from virgin material in terms of tensile strength, weight, and safety.


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