Extrusion International USA 4-2021

Firms in this issue 6
Imprint 7
Industry News 8
Calendar 8
The World’s Plastics and Rubber Industry focuses on K 2022 8
Equiplast 2021 9
PLAST Returns in 2023 9
The PLASTPOL has a new date 9
Fakuma 2021 – Characterised by Transformation 10
Anuga FoodTec 2022 11
IPTF 2021 Successfully Completed 12
Sustainable Plastics Solutions 13
Report: „For which plastic products is biodegradation a viable end-of-life option?“ 14
Successful Course Continues 14
Inducted into the „Plastics Hall of Fame“ 15
New Showroom opened 16
FlexDiscTM is Shortlisted for Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 16
Plastics and Rubber Processing Machines – all indicators good for the fi rst half year 17
Digital Plastic Recycling – Sustainability Award 2021 18
Economic Situation in the European Plastics Industry 18
Operational Turnaround 20
Acquisition – Position in Extrusion and Blow Moulding Applications Massively Strengthened 20
Changes in Management Board 21
South African Packaging Manufacturer Acquired 22
Appointment to the European Senate of Business 22
Management Succession 22
Advisory Board Extended 23
Construction Competencies in Blown Film Lines Consolidated 24
Investing in Research on Sustainable Packaging Technologies 24
Fourteenth Blow Molder Added 25
Reorganized Management 25
Sustainable Solutions from Plastic and Cardboard 26
Generation Change 26
Large Die Cart with Crosshead Introduced 27
„Micro Medical“ Extrusion Tooling 27
Rotary Extrusion Die with 2X Increase in Speed 27
Latest in a Row 28
Counteract Raw Material Prices with Measuring Systems 28
Recyclability of Multilayer Films Certifi ed 29
PET Recycling – Decontamination and IV Control in One Step 29
Making Full Use of Measuring Technology 30
Additive Guide App 30
Product Line Optimized 31
Chemical Recycling Europe Joined 31
Innovative Process for Bottle-to-Bottle Recycling 32
Partner for Recycling Companies 33
Acquisition 33
Industry News USA 34
Sustainable All-Cardboard Blister Pack 34
Two Presentations at the Extrusion 2021 Conference in Rosemont, IL 34
New Design MEDD Extruder at Plastec West 35
HQ Operations to Expanded Facility in Parsippany, N.J. Moved 35
Two Scholarships to Students Specializing in Plastics Awarded 36
Plastics Machinery Shipments – Typical Slower First Quarter but Poised for Growth 36
Australian Representative Retained 37
Thermoformer of the Year Named 38
New Collaborative Innovation Center 38
Vice President, Aftermarket Sales Promoted 39
Commercial Product Director Appointed 39
Pipe Extrusion 40
Complete Solutions in PVC-O Large Diameter Pipes for a Wide Variety of Applications 40
Quality Control 44
Effective Process Optimisation in the Production of LDPE by Means of Online Quality Control 44
Sheet Extrusion 46
High Performance and Quality for White Goods 46
Recycling 48
Awarded for New Process Technology in Regranulating LDPE / LLDPE Waste Films 48
Measuring Technology for Plastics 50
Affordable and Ready to Start in Virtually no Time – New Downsized Systems 50
Materials, Natural-Based Specialty Chemicals 52
Alternatives to Castor-Derived Lubricants for PVC Processing 52
Extrusion Coating 54
Biopolymer Extrusion Coating with „Edge Encapsulation“ Increases Line Speed and Recuces Coat 54
Thermoforming 56
Industry 4.0 Makes Thermoforming More Effective 56