EREMA Discovery Day
When EREMA hosts Discovery Day, the company's headquarters becomes the meeting place for the biggest names in the plastics and recycling industry. This year, the customer event focused on the post consumer segment from a European perspective. Live demonstrations showcased the latest machine innovations for PET and polyolefin recycling. These produce recycled pellets of such high quality that they also meet the requirements for direct contact with food. The highlights included the opening of the newly built R&D Centre and a gala evening to celebrate the company's 40th anniversary.
Energy-efficient cooling systems for a wide range of laser applications: At this year's LASER World of PHOTONICS from 27 to 30 June 2023, technotrans SE will, among other things, be presenting compact cooling solutions based on Peltier technology. In Hall B3, technotrans will also be exhibiting a modular auxiliary cooler from the ECOtec series and a 19-inch rack-mount cooler. Thanks to dynamic control technology, technotrans systems are highly energy efficient and can be designed to customer specifications. In addition, the company is gradually switching to the use of environmentally friendly natural refrigerants.
SÜDPACK Medica and Liveo Research join forces
“PharmaGuard” is the name of the innovative blister concept for solid ap-plications, which SÜDPACK Medica will showcase at Stand E1 at the Con-nect in Pharma trade fair and convention in Geneva in mid-June. This recy-clable packaging concept for the pharmaceutical industry is characterized by outstanding material properties and serves as a building block for im-proving their eco-balance.
Energy advice and other measures reduce costs
Cost-effectiveness and efficiency have always been Arburg's guiding principles. Due to the huge price increases, the topic of energy in particular has rapidly gained in importance throughout Europe. This is one of the reasons why the machine manufacturer from Lossburg, Germany, launched its "Action Plan: Energy" in March 2023. The plan is based on individual energy consultations including energy measurements at the customer's premises. It highlights many specific options for optimising energy requirements throughout the entire production process, thereby significantly reducing costs in injection moulding production.
Schenck Process Food Materials to Join Coperion
FPM’s premier, high value brands, deep domain expertise and comprehensive end-to-end systems will support Coperion’s strategic growth opportunities in food, plastics, and chemicals
Solvay Launches New KetaSpire® PEEK
Solvay has announced the launch of KetaSpire® KT-857, a new polyetheretherketone (PEEK) extrusion compound designed especially for copper magnet wire insulation in electric motors. The development of the custom-engineered insulation material was driven by the move of OEMs towards higher density batteries and electric powertrains operating at 800V or above to address the range anxiety of consumers.
Mitsui Chemicals’ LUBMER™ UHMW-PE pellets and spherical powder grades HI-ZEX MILLION™ and MIPELON™, which DREYPLAS distributes, offer a range of properties close to those of fluoropolymers. Hence, in specific applications they can replace PTFE, which is more costly, in short supply and affected by the controversy around PFAS. Apart from high wear resistance and excellent sliding properties, these properties also include good chemical resistance as well as high flexibility and impact strength at low temperatures. Most of these ultra-high molecular weight PE grades meet the food-contact requirements of 1935/2004/EC or 10/2011/EC and the FDA. Advantages over many other polyolefins include very high sound damping and good electrical insulation properties.
PackTheFuture Award 2023
56 entries, 10 winners, 1 special prize and 1 honourable mention – that's the positive balance of the PackTheFuture Award 2023. The results were announced at the award ceremony at interpack in Düsseldorf. The award honours innovative and sustainable packaging solutions made of plastic.
New “SustainableYarns” platform
Join the sustainable yarns movement! B.I.G. Yarns today unveils its new “SustainableYarns” platform, with Clerkenwell Design Week visitors the first to be invited to get on board and focus on what matters most for the design and manufacture of sustainable soft floorings.
- Key plastic recyclers in Poland
- Key producers of rigid packaging in Poland
- Key producers of flexible packaging in Poland
- KLÖCKNER PENTAPLAST WINS GLOBAL AWARD
- 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