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For the Windows of the Future – New Ultradur® Grade improves the Properties of PVC-Window Profiles

Modern insulation is a key to effective climate protection, and this also applies to window profiles in new and renovated buildings. BASF has developed an Ultradur® that can be used for co-extrusion with PVC and is now available with a significantly improved property profile.

„Two Premiers and New Campaigns“

In late March 2020 the world’s No. 1 trade fairs for wire, cable and tube, wire and Tube, will once again open their doors in Düsseldorf. What’s new about the two trade fairs? There are a number of new features at the industry highlights wire and Tube but also at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre proper. Friedrich-Georg Kehrer, Global Portfolio Director for Metals and Flow Technologies, tells us more in this interview.

Smart Granulator sets New Standards

With the Ultraplex 1000 UP fine impact mill, HosokawaAlpine will show a versatile mill for the size reduction of soft materials to 3.5 Mohs’ hardness at wire 2020 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Dependent on the feed material, the fine impact mill can be equipped simply and quickly with different, interchangeable grinding elements.

Perfect Waves – New Inspection System excels as Quality Checker of Corrugated Tubing

With the new inline gauge ProfilControl 7 S Corrugated Tube developed by PIXARGUS it is now possible to inspect the complete wavy structure of corrugated tubing gaplessly.

Automation Trends in Materials Testing

ZwickRoell offers a wide range of possibilities for automation in materials testing. Testing systems range from efficient automation of small series tests using collaborating robots in the lab to fully automated testing laboratories that work around the clock.

First COMPEO Compounding System for Color 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 since late October 2019.



Firms in this issue 06
Imprint 07
Industry news 08
Calendar 08
20 Years of Keeping PE Pressure Pipe at the Top of its Game 08
Forecast for Italien Manufacturers of Plastics and Rubber Processing Machinery 11
10-Day Extrusion Tooling Program launched 12
Co-Extruded TPEs 12
New Production Hall in the USA 13
Appointments 14
Market Study: Bags and Sacks – Europe (3rd ed.) 14
European Plastics Films and Sheets Association is growing 15
Certification to Key Food-Contact Standard 16
Corona Technology for Quality Extrusion 16
Consortium for Chemical Recycling 17
Twin-Screw Extruder Manufacturer equips a new Pelletizing Line with an Underwater Pelletizer 18
High-Performance Thermoplastic Film 18
Creating New Connections and Simplifying Recycled Plastics Use 19
In-House Rheology Lab launched 20
Record-Breaking Stretch Film Line 20
Halogen-Free Compounds Help Meet Carriers’ Demand for Control / Fiber Optic Cable Constructions 21
Crosshead Embodies Smart Technology for Hose Applications 22
Extrusion Control System enables to Maximize Throughput while Maintaining Tight Tolerances 22
Chinaplas 2020 postponed 24
Market Study: Bioplastics (5th edition) 24
Pelletizing – Circular Economy 24
SPE Shape Extrusion Topcon 26
25th Anniversary as Leading Manufacturer of All-Electric Blow Molding Machinery 26
New President and CEO appointed 27
Expansion of Network in North America 27
Modern PET Bottle Concepts 28
Acquisition 28
Low Levels of +RestoreTM Additive improve Properties of PP and HDPE Post-Consumer Recyclate 29
Statement on CHINAPLAS Scheduliong Announcement 29
Extrusion Tooling 30
Reciprocating Head introduced – Automated Extrusion Process Drastically changes the Extruded Profile 30
Extrusion 4.0 32
DIGI.LINE – Automated Extrusion Process 32
Compounding 34
First COMPEO Compounding System for Color Masterbatch in Operation 34
Measuring Technology 35
Fast and Precise Measurement of Tubular Samples 35
Testing Systems 36
Automation Trends in Materials Testing 36
Materials 38
For the Windows of the Future – New Ultradur® Grade improves the Properties of PVC-Window Profiles 38
wire Tube 2020 – Interview 40
„Two Premiers and New Campaigns“ 40
Measuring Technologies 42
Innovative and Sustainable Measuring and Control Technologies – Sikora at wire 2020 42
Recycling, Comminution of Plastics 44
Smart Granulator sets New Standards 44
Measuring Technology 47
In-Line Measurement and Control Equipment for Highest Expectations 47
Measuring Technology 48
Perfect Waves – New Inspection System excels as Quality Checker of Corrugated Tubing 48
Measuring Technology 50
Online Quality Control of Metal Pipes, Strips and Plates with Innovative Measuring Technologies – Sikora at Tube 50
wire Tube 2020 52
Increasingly electrified 52
Material Handling 54
With Dosing and Conveying Devices at the wire and Tube Show 54

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