K Channel Articles

K 2013: Engel puts the plastic pedal to the metal

August 27, 2013

Engel will have several automotive-related displays at its stand (Hall 15, B42 and C58). The company partnered with ZF-Friedrichshafen to create a plastic brake pedal. Engel will offer visitors a first glimpse into the manufacturing process for the award-winning part.

Sepro to showcase its largest exhibit to date at K 2013

August 23, 2013

Düsseldorf, Germany - At the K 2013 preview (July 1-3; Düsseldorf, Germany), Sepro Robotique leaders kept reinforcing the idea of “free choice.”

“What will you see on the Sepro stand? More choice at K 2013,” said Jean-Michel Renaudeau, CEO of Sepro. “We’re now in Hall 12 because we needed more space. It’s our biggest investment ever.”

The French supplier of robots and automation systems for injection molding will display a total of 23 robots at its own stand and in the booths of six partner companies. The company said much of the new technology has not been seen before.  

Atlas to present next generation slitter rewinder technology at K 2013

August 22, 2013

UK-based Atlas Converting Equipment will showcase upgraded versions of its Atlas CW Series and Titan SR9 Series slitter rewinder technology for plastic films and flexible packaging materials at K 2013 (Düsseldorf, Germany; October 16th – 23rd) in Hall 3 stand 3-B91.  

K 2013: Drug-releasing absorbable foam

August 22, 2013

Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung (IKV; Hall 14 C 16) and RWTH Aachen IKV have developed a carrier system for treatment of overactive bladder, which they will discuss at K 2013. The microsphere drug-delivery system (DDS) they devised consists of a drug-loaded polymer matrix that is embedded in a foamed absorbable carrier system. The DDS is directly placed into the urinary bladder, and the drug release is controlled by the degradation of the carrier system.

K 2013: Makrolon lends clarity, strength to pump device

August 21, 2013

Patients can administer their own medicines with high dosing accuracy via a small mechanical injection pump that fits comfortably into your breast pocket. The prototype device, which will be displayed by Bayer at K (Hall 6, Stand A75), applies Makrolon Rx polycarbonate (PC) for all housing components.

K 2013: Calcium carbonate as a product, process, sustainability enhancer

August 20, 2013

Calcium carbonate is used to enhance mechanical properties and improve productivity in a wide variety of applications, from thin films to thicker sheets. Calcium carbonate specialist Omya will introduce two new ranges at K 2013, with both targeting the packaging sector.

CMD to present a new bag machine and winding system

August 19, 2013

At K 2013, rotary bagmaking machinery manufacturer CMD will launch a new bag machine and winding system.

The company says that the CMD 864 global bag machine and winder offers continuous-motion sealing and provides converters with technology that is simple to operate, has low maintenance requirements and quick changeover. Visitors to Hall 3 stand G05 can inspect bags-on-a-roll samples and discuss the system with technical experts and international agents.

K 2013: Stork to showcase five injection molding machines

August 14, 2013

Stork will exhibit its latest developments in injection molding machines and technology at K 2013 in Hall 13/D72. New at the K-show is the introduction of five application specific machines in cooperation with its partners.

The company said the exhibits are targeted to show optimal efficiency in production systems for fast, high-tech packaging applications

Braunform MED mold showcases innovative high-volume mold for pharmaceutical

August 14, 2013

When K 2013 convenes in Düsseldorf, Germany (Oct. 16-23), Braunform (Hall 1/F30) will be demonstrating a 96-cavity injection mold with a 5-second cycle time. Project partners Hekuma and Engel will also be featured.

K 2013: UV-curable LSR allows new overmolding combinations

August 13, 2013

Momentive Performance Materials GmbH is showcasing a totally new approach to hard-soft combinations at this year’s K international trade fair. The company is presenting its newly developed UV-curing LSR, producing an injection-molded multi-component design object in a fully automated process in cooperation with Engel (Hall 15, stands B42, C58) injection molding machines, using a mold supplied by the Austrian liquid injection molding specialist Elmet (Hall 12, E49-7).