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At K2016 the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) in Industry and the Skilled Crafts at RWTH Aachen University will highlight the topics additive manufacturing and integrative production technology in the form of a Cyber Physical Production System (CPPS) for plastics processing.

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Covestro is showcasing an item of luminous clothing at the K 2016 plastics trade fair. LEDs make it truly stand out, but can also perform key functions such as protecting pedestrians and cyclists against accidents. What makes it special is that the light-emitting diodes are not positioned on a panel or strip, but on a piece of soft fabric.

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At K 2016, Lanxess’ Rhein Chemie Additives (ADD) business unit will present its extensive portfolio of flame retardants. The focus is on halogen-free products based on phosphorus. Amongst others, the company will showcase a low-emission flame retardant for flexible polyurethane foams and biopolymers as well as a cost-effective low-odour solution for a wide variety of applications.

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BASF announced that it now offers an additional service for polyurethane systems in automotive interiors. The Ultrasim simulation tool has been expanded so that the behaviour of PU systems during foaming can now be reliably predicted for both open and closed moulds.

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BASF is collaborating with the Dutch start-up company Ahrma Holding B.V., whose aim is to launch a completely new pallet concept on the logistics market. For the purpose of coating the extremely robust hybrid pallets made from medium density fiberboard (MDF) and plastic, the formulation of BASF’s Elastocoat C polyurethane spray system was developed further. The customized Greenpanel MDF blanks for the pallets are supplied by the company Makers B.V.

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At Chinaplas 2016, BASF will exclusively co-host the “Design x Innovation” event, showcasing innovations that demonstrate the power of high-performance materials to enable high-performance design. Chinaplas is the biggest trade fair for plastics and rubber in Asia and taking place for the 30th time from 25 – 28 April 2016 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China.

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Tickets for K 2016 from 19 – 26 October are available online at www.k-online.com as of now. The eTicket offers dual benefits, as it saves time and money. Visitors can purchase their tickets online, print them out on their own printers or download them as codes, and then travel free of charge to the trade fair by bus and rail. The eTicket is also much cheaper than tickets bought on site. The one-day ticket thus costs EUR 49, while the price over the counter in Düsseldorf is EUR 65. The three-day ticket can be had for EUR 108 online, and for EUR 135 over the counter.

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Huntsman Advanced Materials will present at JEC World from 8-10 Mar 2016 in Paris its portfolio of technologies and market sectors in which it operates with Araldite branded resin systems, components and adhesives, designed for the production of composites and semi-finished parts.

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