Plastics processing

First COMPEO compounding system for colour masterbatch in operation


Only announced to the plastics industry in the run-up to K 2019, a COMPEO 88 compounder from BUSS is already in industrial use. The first user is a multinational masterbatch manufacturer, which has been producing color masterbatches with this system Read more


Brüggemann and Fraunhofer LBF have joined forces to successfully tackle one of the seemingly insurmountable problems of plastics recycling. Read more


Waste prevention set to become EU priority

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The European Commission may have realised that prevention is better than cure where waste is concerned and that recycling is no longer enough. Read more


Elisa Smart Factory, a leading industrial IoT and data analytics provider, has announced a collaboration agreement with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation. Read more


Dassault Systèmes receives third successive recognition

Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes has been recognised for the third year in a row in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for MES Report. Read more


Sulzer GTC’s president awarded lifetime achievement award

Hydrocarbon Processing

The President of Sulzer GTC Technology Pinti Wang has been presented with the 2019 Hydrocarbon Processing (HP) Lifetime Achievement award at a ceremony in Houston, Texas, US. Read more


K 2019 saw more innovation from Wittmann


At K 2019 in Düsseldorf, Wittmann presented another innovative option for the Wittmann R9 robot control system. Read more


K 2019: Lindner showcased the latest Micromat shredder and 1500 Model


The Lindner Micromat is a top seller in the plastics shredding market. At K 2019 the next generation was presented alongside a new and improved universal cutting system. The shredder was displayed live in the outside area. Read more


ENGEL producing miniature waste containers at K


As injection moulding machine manufacturer and system solution provider, ENGEL supports its customers in designing increasing numbers of products for the use of recycled materials Read more

K 2019

Conair GasTrac process heaters upgraded

Conair Group

With Conair’s upgraded GasTrac process air heaters, plastics processors can replace electricity with natural gas as a heat source for dehumidifying dryers and realise energy cost savings of up to 70 per cent. Read more


DOMO to highlight sustainable polyamides at K 2019


DOMO, a global polyamides solutions provider, will highlight sustainable innovation and the products behind them at K 2019. Read more

K 2019

Beck Automation and partners aim to redefine the possible

There is no doubt that the K 2019 trade fair will take place in the shadow of the discussion about environmental protection and the correct use of plastic. Read more

1 Oct 2019 09:45 guest blogs

Gardner Denver brings solutions to K

Messe Düsseldorf, Constanze Tillmann

At K 2019, Gardner Denver will exhibit its brand-new oil-free, claw technology pump alongside a range of vacuum and low-pressure solutions from Elmo Rietschle. Read more

K 2019

Flexicon’s mobile tipper-conveyor multitasks


A new mobile drum tipper-conveyor system from Flexicon allows dust-free dumping of bulk solid materials from drums, and/or conveying it to process equipment and storage vessels. Read more


MEG and PE prices jump after drone attack

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Spot prices of monoethylene glycol (MEG) and polyethylene (PE) have spiked in Asia following news of the drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. These two commodities are the two main chemical exports of the region. Read more


New bio-based polymers coming to market

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LyondellBasell, in partnership with Finland-based energy company Neste, recently announced a world-first in the bio-based polymer industry, jointly announcing the first parallel production of bio-based polypropylene and polyethylene Read more


LyondellBasell announces Q2 2019 results

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LyondellBasell Industries has announced net income for the second quarter 2019 of $1bn (~€0.9bn), or $2.70 per share. Read more


‘Artificial Vision’ for pipe extrusion lines

SICA has always been careful to meet market needs by combining the most advanced technologies with Italian design, and has developed a Vision-based quality control system to be applied to its Belling machines Read more

31 Jul 2019 09:47 guest blogs

Current trends in bioresin manufacturing

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Current trends in bioresin manufacturing

US-based STEM researcher and writer Megan Nichols takes a closer look at the current trends in bioresin manufacturing and where the industry expects to go in the coming years. Read more

16 Jul 2019 10:11 guest blogs

As Head of Application and Process Engineering, Dr. Thümen, who joined the company on April 1st, 2019, is responsible for aligning Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s application, plasticising technologies, and Industry 4.0 technology-led developments Read more


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