The industry’s progress and new developments to increase sustainability and circularity of plastics were unveiled at PlasticsEurope’s press conference at K 2019. Read more

K 2019

Sepro Lab at K 2019: Explore smart data concepts and 4.0 services

Sepro Group

Sepro Group, the global supplier of robots and automation systems for plastics injection moulding, has dedicated a section of its stand at K 2019 to innovative new concepts and digital services. Read more

K 2019

Thomas Hartkämper Kautex looks to create change through togetherness


Thomas Hartkämper has been named as COO of Kautex Maschinenbau, and is expected to play a leading role in guiding the blow moulding machinery manufacturer’s process of change. Read more

K 2019

Werner Matthias Dornscheidt highlights the 3,330 exhibitors from 63 countries presenting the complete value chain and outlines the key trends. Read more

K 2019

First technology for PE Film ‘EcoLam High Plus’ by Constantia Flexibles tested by RecyClass

Plastics Recyclers Europe

The findings of an independent laboratory testing of ‘EcoLam High Plus’ technology show it is consistent with recycling. It improves the recyclability of the current, widely available technologies for functional barriers used in PE films. Read more


BMW 3 Series containing HYDROCEROL in its dashboard.

BMW Group

Clariant will focus attention on improving automotive sustainability when it hosts a presentation by Joachim Melzig, Dipl. Ing. Kunststofftechnik, BMW Group, during K 2019. Read more

K 2019

Hsinchu, Taiwan


Trinseo has announced plans for a TPE pilot facility in Hsinchu, Taiwan, emphasising the company’s growth strategy for TPEs globally and serving the automotive, consumer electronics, footwear and medical markets. Read more


Energy-absorbing PU crash box in the Covestro Sonnenwagen


Covestro, a leading supplier of innovative high-performance materials for the automotive industry, is supporting the Sonnenwagen project as a main and has provided an energy-absorbing polyurethane foam system, Baysafe Read more


SEKISUI CHEMICAL to expand European


Japanese automotive supplier SEKISUI CHEMICAL is seeing a growing demand for high-performance interlayer films and thermal management materials Read more


KTR 5.2 Speed of KIEFEL: Integrated optimisation


Enhancing production and efficiency – the thermoforming specialists at Kiefel GmbH, have focused on the continued development of the tried-and-tested cup-forming machines for the KTR 5.2 Speed. Read more


TOMRA on-board for eXXpedition mission


Global resource sustainability company TOMRA has joined as a science advisor and gold sponsor for the highly-anticipated ‘eXXpedition Round The World’, a two-year all-female sailing voyage focused on researching microplastic pollution. Read more


Under the theme ‘In PVC Cables we Trust! Innovation and Sustainability for Smart Electrical Systems’, PVC4Cables will host its second bi-annual conference in Berlin, Germany, on 7 November 2019. Read more


Tecnomatic at K 2019: higher performance and productivity with Industry 4.0


Tecnomatic at K 2019: higher performance and productivity with Industry 4.0

Italy-based turnkey specialists for the plastic pipe industry Tecnomatic shares how Industry 4.0 has revolutionised its business, and why it's bringing these innovations to K 2019 Read more

16 Sep 2019 10:29 guest blogs

Suntory Beverage Food Europe

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Suntory Beverage and Food Europe (SBFE) today sets out its plan to move to 100 per cent sustainable plastic bottles within a decade, fully moving away from virgin plastic derived from fossil fuels. Read more


KRAIBURG TPE’s materials comply with new VDI guideline


KRAIBURG TPE has announced that its THERMOLAST M compounds meet the requirements of the VDI guideline 2017 for medical grade plastics (MGPs) passed by the Association of German Engineers (VDI) in July 2019. Read more


AREVO to debut CF unibody bike frame and rim at Eurobike 2019


AREVO, the Silicon Valley company redefining global composites manufacturing through digitalisation, will display the world’s first 3D-printed carbon fibre unibody production bike frame in the stand of manufacturing partner Oechsler AG Read more


Flexicon's new 223-page French-language website details bulk materials, industries, applications, equipment and systems.


Flexicon has launched a new 223-page French language website, detailing the company's bulk handling equipment and systems utilised across industries that fill, discharge, weigh batch or convey bulk solid materials. Read more


Covestro partners with industry and university in renewables project

Michael Rosskothen - Fotolia

A consortium managed by the Technical University of Denmark is carrying out a research project named DURALEDGE (from Durable Leading Edges) to investigate erosion mechanisms and develop new coatings to permanently protect rotor blades. Read more


Moldex3D in smart tech partnership with Wittmann Battenfeld


CoreTech System Co., Ltd. (Moldex3D), the leading provider of engineering simulation solutions for the plastics industry, has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Wittmann Battenfeld to collaborate on new innovations Read more


BASF and Toray bringing new tape to automotive industry

JethroT /

Toray Advanced Composites and BASF have signed a manufacturing and supply agreement focused on the production of CFRT tapes for the automotive and industrial markets. Read more



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