K Advisor Newsletter Articles

DME products to cut tooling costs, promote efficiencies

September 30, 2013

DME Company, a mold technologies resource to customers worldwide will be showcasing ways to cut tooling costs and improve molding efficiencies with their presence at K 2013.

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: Advanced engineering plastics offer lightweighting options in transportation sector

July 29, 2013

Advanced engineering plastics such as polyaryletherketone (PAEK) resin offer the aerospace industry solutions for reducing weight, energy consumption and costs in very demanding applications according to supplier Victrex Polymer Solutions (Lancashire, UK). At the upcoming K Show, the company will showcase new applications and products based on its high performance polymers at Stand A23, Hall 5, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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Soft PA 610 targets tubing, pipe applications; an alternative to PA 12

July 29, 2013

Since BASF introduced the first glass fiber-reinforced PA610 injection molding grades of Ultramid S Balance at the K 2010 Plastics Trade Show, the material has found use in numerous applications because of its stress cracking resistance. Because of the current demand in the market and on the basis of its years of experience in extrusion, BASF has now decided to expand its PA 610 line of products to include extrusion grades. Read more here in a white paper authored by Dr. Matthias Scheibitz, Product Development Automotive, Engineering Plastics Europe, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany.

What a Show! K 2010 proves a huge success

November 3, 2010

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.

Graham Packaging building all-electric blowmolders in Poland

November 2, 2010

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.

Hosokawa Alpine promotes five-layer system’s flexibility

November 2, 2010

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.

Sales up, new machines sold at Nissei ASB

November 2, 2010

“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 system tackles challenging materials

November 2, 2010

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.

Fire away

November 2, 2010

Albemarle (Stand 6D61) is a specialty chemical solutions company based in the U.S. that has taken a new look at fire safety and flame retardants. The company has set up a new division called Earthwise, which represents a family of products that follows strict environmentally friendly standards, along with practicing green chemistry principles.