K 2016

K 2019 may be over two years away, but preparations have already got off on the right footing with a successful meeting of the K Exhibitors' Council in Düsseldorf. more

Apr 21, 2017 11:23 AM industry

Industry 4.0 and plastic processing in 2017

EPPM reviews the Industry 4.0 trends and implications that we predict will affect plastics processors this year. more

Feb 1, 2017 9:28 AM guest blogs

Moretto has commenced 2017 with a launch, welcoming the X-COMB mini-dryer into its family of high-performance mini-dryers for small batches and engineering resins. more

Jan 11, 2017 10:59 AM machinery

EPPM's most-read stories of 2016: Month-by-month

For many, 2016 has been a little too eventful. From Bowie, to Brexit, from Trump to Toblerone, there have been some big headlines this year that got everybody talking, even if we haven't always been agreeing. more

Dec 15, 2016 3:55 PM editor's blog


Kautex Maschinenbau

There is no better platform for new plastics technologies than K 2016, which is where Kautex Maschinenbau premiered its new KBB200 and KBB400 blow moulding technology. more

Dec 8, 2016 2:01 PM machinery

Corona inventors and pioneers of surface treatment Vetaphone enjoyed a lively K 2016 experience in Düsseldorf in October 2016. more

Dec 1, 2016 1:00 PM industry

The 12 days of plastmas

EPPM presents 'the 12 days of plastmas', reminding us of some of the year's most eye-catching headlines in a format you can sing along to... if you like. more

Dec 1, 2016 9:00 AM editor's blog

Coperion chose K 2016 to present the die plate of the new UG 750W underwater pelletiser, which has been designed for producing polyolefins and capable of achieving throughputs of 60 to 70 t/h. more

Nov 23, 2016 9:23 AM industry

At K 2016 Bühler Group revealed how its two-machine solution the SORTEX E Polyvision and SORTEX A ColorVision can deliver bottle-to-bottle-grade rPET flakes at the highest yield possible. more

Nov 22, 2016 5:00 PM machinery

ENGEL has reflected on a positive K 2016 by lauding it as a positive climate for investment and the perfect platform for its inject 4.0 smart factory concept. more

Nov 18, 2016 11:07 AM industry



ExxonMobil and Bandera collaborated at K 2016 to demonstrate a 5-layer flexible line for food lamination packaging and barrier film. more

Nov 7, 2016 2:12 PM industry

China's transformation from being the world's most cost-competitive manufacturing marketplace to a real global rival for quality has not gone unnoticed by the VDMA. more

Nov 7, 2016 12:33 PM industry


ELIX Polymers

ABS leading light ELIX Polymers has returned from its first ever K show with a spring in its step. The company reported that the show generated much interest in its portfolio. more

Nov 4, 2016 3:52 PM industry



Molecor is celebrating a milestone K 2016, returning to business as usual feeling satisfied and with new projects in the wings. more

Nov 1, 2016 4:33 PM industry

Collin Lab and Pilot Solutions has returned home to Ebersberg with super-charged enthusiasm after a successful K 2016. more

Nov 1, 2016 11:30 AM industry



October's most-read headlines

We're trying to remember what happened in October? Something about a show? In Düsseldorf? We're not sure, so maybe we should review our most-read stories of the month roundup to jog our memories? more

Oct 28, 2016 11:38 AM editor's blog

K 2016 is well known for being a thriving business hub and battenfeld-cincinatti has proved this is the case, selling one of its HDPE pipe lines straight off the stand. more

Oct 28, 2016 11:10 AM industry

PolyOne used the world's biggest platform for plastics technology to showcase the new additions to its portfolio of colourants, additives and polymers. more

Oct 27, 2016 10:53 AM industry

The last visitor has been accounted for and the numbers are in, proving that plastics is in rude health and that K 2016 has become a truly international innovation melting pot. more

Oct 26, 2016 4:08 PM industry

K 2016 picture gallery

EPPM's been getting snap happy at K 2016. Here's our photo gallery of what's caught our eye on the show floor in Düsseldorf. more

Oct 24, 2016 10:51 AM editor's blog

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