With attendance through Tuesday evening hitting 207,500 unique visitors, the K tradeshow once again worked its magnet-like pull on the industry’s experts, bringing processors together from around the world to discover the best the suppliers have to offer. Needless to say, exhibitors are thrilled at the strength of the show. “Fantastic!” was the response that KSD staffers heard at stands large and small, and across all processes.
Through a licensing agreement with Japan’s Tahara Machinery, Graham Packaging is manufacturing ESM series all-electric extrusion blowmolding machines at its affiliate in Poland. The second machine manufactured by Graham Packaging Poland is on show at K at The Japan Steel Works (JSW) booth (Stand 14C37-1). JSW is the parent company of Tahara.
To display the flexibility of its extrusion technology and the structure of the film, Hosokawa Alpine (Stand 16D6) has run three different versions of a five-layer film structure at its booth during the show, using polyolefins from ExxonMobil Chemical, Nova Chemicals (Stand 6A43), and Sabic (Stand 6D42), all without edge trim.
“The K is where we launch the majority of our products,” said Jamie Pace, VP and general manager of Nissei ASB Company, the Atlanta, GA-based subsidiary of Japan’s Nissei ASB (Stand 14B38), and this show is no exception, with two new machines on the company’s stand.
Recycling multilayer, heavily printed film, moist materials, and highly contaminated plastics into pellets suitable for use in high-quality film products is now possible with the Erema TVEplus series from Erema Engineering Recycling (Stand 9C05). On show at K is the 1310 version with screw diameter of 100 mm with capacity up to 650 kg/hr.
Struktol Company of America is a leading supplier of Intelligent Additive Solutions to the global polymer industry. In today’s economy, there are a number of factors that can lead to an increase in raw material costs for processors.
For over 20 years, Compuplast has provided advanced CAE tools and services to the polymer processing industry, worldwide. The Compuplast®, Virtual Extrusion Laboratory™ Suite of CAE tools (VEL™) allows designers to evaluate the performance of their designs, in a virtual environment, before they go to the expense of manufacturing and performing physical experiments.
INCOE®’s new patent pending SoftGate® hot runner valve pin speed control is a highlight of innovative developments on display at K2010. With precisely controlled opening of the valve gate nozzles, the process offers new reliability for surface quality in sequential injection molding applications.
The DME Company Electric Valve Gate Hot Runner System is ideally suited for high-precision and cleanroom requirements of the medical, food and pharmaceutical markets; and it also offers greater process windows for all molding applications. The EVG produces a positive valve shutoff, up to 35,000 psi of closing force for optimum part quality, faster speeds and ultimate versatility.
As the flexible packaging market began to grow and stretch it’s boundaries into food, beverage and medical applications, end-users demanded higher levels of quality and, in some instances, full validation of the sealing process.
INCOE® ‘s Direct-Flo™ Gold hot runner nozzles now include increased length heating elements. This reduces the area necessary to accommodate wires previously on the outside of the heater along the entire length of the nozzle. DF Gold systems are designed for technical applications using engineered resins in any part size category.
Struktol Company of America is a leading supplier of Intelligent Additive Solutions to the global polymer industry. Struktol’s new line of Engineered Products enhance the processing and physical properties, but can also provide outstanding surface finishes, flame retardancy and product durability.