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K Show 2013

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Source: Messe Düsseldorf.

Speaking to the world's plastics trade press at K, William (Bill) Carteaux, president and CEO of US plastics industry trade association the SPI, presented a rosy outlook for the US plastics sector, with output remaining steady at $373 bn in 2012. more

News

Less than 24 hours after Arburg unveiled their new Freeform additive manufacturing machine at K, Sam Anson blogs on what the move may mean for both the injection moulding sector as well as the additive manufacturing community. more

Opinion

Engel's new control unit has been unveiled at K 2013. The CC 300, which looks like a giant smart phone, will make the use of injection moulding machines and integrated system solutions safer and more user-friendlier and efficient. more

Technology

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Source: Engel.

Today, on the opening day of K 2013, Engel hails its position as leading European supplier of automation equipment for injection moulding machines as a key ingredient in its record €950 million turnover in 2012/13. more

News

Arburg's new patented Freeformer additive manufacturing (AM) machine, reportedly overcomes common limitations with traditional AM machines. Indeed, there was talk of use of elastomers, polycarbonate and unlimited colours during the launch at K today. more

News

Innovia Films, a leading global manufacturer of Biofilms, and Corbion Purac, a global leader in lactic acid and lactides, are joining forces to develop PLA (polylactic acid) film that is both transparent and resistant to higher temperatures. more

Technology

Founded in 1993, European polymer distributor Velox is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The company is on hand at its stand to discuss its portfolio of products and is demonstrating ASACLEAN purging compound at work in an extruder. more

News

Styrolution is spotlighting healthcare styrenic advances at K, including infusion bags and medical tubing, enhanced Zylar 960 for medical devices, infusion chambers and reusable drinkware, and Styrolux 3G 46 for transparent and tough parts. more

News

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Source: Holst Centre.

Plastic electronics are revolutionising consumer products, especially audio visual. This round up, written by the organisers of K, Messe Düsseldorf, presents some of the most exciting advances, including OLEDs and flexible electronic paper. more

Devices

US polymer manufacturer PolyOne has announced the launch of its new trademarked Percept Authentication Technologies, a full-spectrum portfolio of brand protection solutions. more

Technology

Piovan sectors

Source: Piovan.

K 2013 is the event chosen by Piovan to launch worldwide its “Industry Expertise” set-up. more

Technology

Actega ProvaMed

Source: Actega.

Ahead of its appearance as an exhibitor at the K show in October and Compamed in November, Actega has written about the benefits of its ProvaMed brand of medical grade TPEs, tested to ISO10993 and USP Class VI, for injection moulding. more

Technology

Bayer

Source: Bayer MaterialScience.

Bayer MaterialScience has written about two portable medical devices which patients carry around with them to provide therapy for ongoing diseases. The material technology used by the device makers will be on show at K in October. more

Technology

The organisers of the world’s largest plastics trade show, K—short for kunstoffe, the German word for plastics—have written the following article about tecnhnologies for medical plastic processors. more

News

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Source: Netstal.

Switzerland's Netstal will be presenting an all-electric ELION 1750 processing a polycarbonate infusion device in a 16-cavity mould with a cycle time of 16 s at the stand of Italian mould maker HRSflow at K 2013 in October. more

News

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Source: Engel.

Engel have just reported record turnover close to one billion euros and 16% growth year on year. Their offerings for K in medical and new machines are as follows. more

Technology