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.
Nexen Tire Corporation is growing its size abroad. As the global sales is picking up, accounting for 80% of total sales, the third-largest tire manufacturer in Korea is reorganizing the overseas sales organization and spurring to attract new customers.
The environmental cost of using plastics in consumer goods and packaging is nearly four times less than if plastics were replaced with alternative materials, according to a new study by Trucost, which the American Chemistry Council (ACC) commissioned.
Arlanxeo was established in April 2016 by Lanxess and Saudi Aramco. The joint venture today is one of the biggest global players in the field of synthetic rubber production with an extensive portfolio of rubbers for tyre and non-tyre applications.
At the K show the German injection moulding machine manufacturer LWB-Steinl introduces, as main innovation, the new FlexEvo machine control, which is said to set new standards in operating logic and process precision.
On 9 August 2016 the Dätwyler Holding AG signed an agreement to take over the German company Ott (which consists of Ott GmbH & Co. KG and Ott Geschäftsführungs GmbH). The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.