Arburg at formnext 2021
Arburg will attend the formnext 2021 exhibition in Frankfurt from 16 to 19 November. With the largest stand at the world’s leading trade fair for additive manufacturing (D131, Hall 12.1), the company will be exhibiting a wide range of high-end machines, innovative applications and exciting component demonstrations. The AM industry is showing a keen interest in the manufacture of implants made from medically approved PEEK. A total of four Freeformer exhibits and a the portfolio from Arburg’s sister company InnovatiQ will be on display. When it comes to components, the highlights will include customised Wilson baseball bats and tesa adhesives processed as additives in smartphones.
Situation in the European plastics industry
Largely optimistic mood despite supply crisis and pandemic issues in Europe / Cautious willingness to invest, outlook good for staffing.
Arburg at Rapid + TCT 2021
From 13 to 15 September 2021, Arburg will be exhibiting at Rapid + TCT in Chicago, Illinois/USA. In the Lakeside Centre, Level 2, Stand E7619, two freeformers and a large number of sample parts will demonstrate the capabilities of Arburg Plastic Freeforming (APF). The freeformers will be producing customised grippers for robotic systems live, as well as a functional part made of soft original TPU for the automotive industry.
Innovative R-Cycle project with digital product passport
Arburg will attend the PIAE Europe congress in Mannheim, Germany, from 8 to 9 September 2021 as exhibitor, and will give an expert presentation. The renowned international congress for plastics in the automotive industry, held by the Association of German Engineers (VDI), will be a hybrid event this year. In the “Sustainable use of plastics” section of the program, Dr. Thomas Walther, head of Application & Process Development at Arburg, will talk about the R-Cycle project, for which Arburg is the only mechanical engineering partner. Trendsetting automotive components will be showcased in the foyer, at stand 119.
Off-Cuts from Berry Superfos Become Items for Water Purification
Plastic off-cuts from packaging manufacturing at Berry Superfos which cannot be reused on site are being turned into a variety of useful items including components that biologically purify water used in aquaculture.
Allrounder Cube 1800
Innovative cube technology is significantly reducing cycle time. Previously, Arburg’s hybrid cube series had been primarily intended for efficient high-volume production in the packaging industry. The area of application of cube moulds has since expanded to take in the production of technical parts. The new Allrounder Cube 1800 with a clamping force of 1800 kN is providing the ideal response to this trend. With its compact cube, this machine completes the portfolio of products at the lower end of the range. It is able to significantly reduce unit costs even when producing parts in low volumes. Its potential can be illustrated using the example of a two-component product from the field of personal care.
From machine manufacturer to think tank: a lot has changed at Arburg in recent years. The new film “Arburg Insights” offers fascinating insights into current developments and activities. This film is Arburg's way of inviting you to take a look behind the scenes at important points and stay up to date. The focus in on the big issues of digitalisation, sustainability, drives, and control system, which are explained in more detail by Managing Directors Gerhard Böhm and Guido Frohnhaus. At the same time, the film should also make you want to visit Arburg in Lossburg again.
Single-Use Plastics Directive
The deadline of 3 July 2021 for the transposition of the Single-use plastics Directive has ultimately come and the current status of the legislative processes throughout the EU shows an unprecedented fragmentation among EU Member States. National legislators are currently rushing into their legislative activities in the attempt of meeting the strict timeline set at EU level.
"Digital all the way – arburgXworld in detail" was the name of the sixth arburgXvision episode. Around 500 viewers followed the show live online and actively participated in the interactive TV broadcast. The studio guests were Arburg experts Benjamin Franz, Team Manager Digital Solutions, and Stephan Reich, Head of IT Application Development. The viewers gained direct insight into the features of "arburgXworld" and the benefits of a digitally networked machine during two live links to the Arburg Training Center.
- Plastics market turbulence
- Masterbatches for optimised laser marking
- SIBUR starts manufacturing new PP grades
- Campetella Robotics Calling
- PACCOR CONTAINERS POST-CONSUMER PP
- Filter for Arburg mask
- Recycling is for the bin
- Interpack and components 2021 cancelled
- Global plastics revolution
- New chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE