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The main “rubber hot spot” at K 2019 will once again be Rubber Street. Join us for the official opening ceremony on the first day of K 2019!

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Sustainability and environmental protection are key topics for the plastics and rubber industries. Modern materials have to be produced sustainably and be biodegradable or recyclable. At the same time, they have to meet the high demands made by industry, for example, on mechanical strength. At K 2019 the Japanese speciality chemicals producer Kuraray is presenting its extensive range of brands - Eval, Septon Bio-series TPE raw materials, Plantic, Clarino, MonoSol, Mowital, Septon, Hybrar, Kurarity, Kuraray Poval, Mowiflex and Genestar. Materials like the new EVOH copolymer Eval, which is readily recyclable, and the bio-based TPE Septon Bio-series are unique materials that combine performance with sustainability.

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Smarter Shows has announced the early confirmed speakers and featured topics for the Foam Expo Europe Conference, which will take place from 10 - 12 September 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany. Over 50 industry leaders will provide interactive discussions focusing on the latest foam industry developments, innovations and technologies.

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At Chinaplas 2019 Guangdong Yizumi Precision Machinery Co., Ltd. will showcase the two-platen injection molding machine UN500DP, the UN550C-BTP wide-platen high-end multi-material injection molding machine, PacPro injection molding solutions for thin-walled packaging and the FF series all-electric injection molding machine. Additionally, innovations from Yizumi Germany and Franka Emika’s co-robot Franka Panda will also be showcased at the Yizumi stand.

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The Hamburg-based German company Albis Plastic GmbH will present its product portfolio of high-performance plastics, compound solutions and masterbatches with a focus on automotive, healthcare and lighting applications at Chinaplas 2019 from 21 – 24 May 2019 in Guangzhou, China.

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Dow Polyurethanes announced that it will showcase solutions that can help customers create more comfortable sleep experiences at Interzum 2019, which will take place from 21 – 24 May 2019 in Cologne, Germany.

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Following its successful debut at the ECS 2017, the South Korean company Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. is exhibiting a number of products for the first time at the European Coatings Show (ECS) 2019, including two new stabilisers, an antioxidant, and two ranges of functional monomers.

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Glass and carbon fibre reinforced plastics are in demand when lightweight and forward-looking solutions are called for. This trend towards lightweight construction is currently one of the strongest drivers for the composites industry. Just as strong are the impulses generated by the composites sector itself: the major technological advances in the manufacturing and processing chain enables this sector of industry to increasingly automate and shorten manufacturing processes. Both developments dominated this year’s edition of 13nd edition of Composites Europe 2018. Event organiser Reed Exhibitions registered 365 exhibitors from 30 nations, 8,148 visitors from 71 countries.

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The AX22 high pressure multi-component mixing head for the automotive seats industry (Source: Cannon)

Cannon announced that it will highlight its latest processing technologies for the industrial production of polyurethanes, composites and thermoformed products at Fakuma 2018, including:

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The 26th edition of Fakuma will take place from 16 – 20 October 2018 in Friedrichshafen at the Lake Constance. In non-K years this event is the biggest and most important trade show for plastics processing in Germany. The German TPE compounder Kraiburg TPE announced that it will highlight at this fair its market-driven and customer-oriented development expertise. In addition to current applications, the company will be showcasing two new series for automotive interior and consumer applications.

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Saip Equipment announced that it will participate in PU China 2018, an annual event for the Chinese polyurethane market, which will take place from 1 – 3 August 2018 at the World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre in Shanghai, China.

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