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Arlanxeo will highlight new mobility solutions at K 2019 (Source: Arlanxeo)

The synthetic rubber producer Arlanxeo announced that it will participate in its second K fair under the theme “future mobility”, as trends like electrification and autonomous driving will fundamentally change the way of transportation in the next decade. According to the company, already today it sees new means of transportation emerging, alternative ways of mobility sharing and usage as well as new kinds of energy generation and storage, all responding to the need of a more sustainable and responsible future mobility.

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Mexichem has announced a name change. The company’s new name is Orbia Advance Corporation. The company said that this is part of its new strategy related to the operational reorganisation of its global businesses and the launching of a new corporate brand including a new logo concept, the ImpactMark. This reflects a year-long process to transform the company into a future-fit, human-centered organisation, while elevating the work its five global business groups are doing to address the challenges that define how people live and thrive today and in the future, said the company in a statement.

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Farrel Pomini, a specialist in the research, development and manufacturing of compounding systems, will display its solutions for a broad range of applications at K 2019. The company will exhibit along with its parent company HF Mixing Group.

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According to Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, plastic products have become an integral part of almost every area of life. Plastic packaging extends the shelf life of food, plastic parts in cars reduce their weight and thus CO2 emissions. In medicine, plastics ensure maximum hygiene standards and make medical products safe. Despite its many advantages, this important raw material has come into disrepute for some time now – because of the plastic waste that pollutes entire regions and floats in huge carpets on the world’s oceans. But this problem can be solved. As the concept of “circular economy” plays a central role in this, it has become a hot topic at K 2019, which will take place from 16 – 23 October 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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On 7 August 2019, Lawrence J. Johnson has been appointed new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Saargummi Group. Johnson will take over from Michael Lorig, who has decided to pursue new opportunities outside the group. Lorig has been working for the group since 2007, where he held various positions, notably Chief Operations Officer and, since September 2014, Chief Executive Officer.

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Evonik announced that at K 2019 it will highlight the thermoplastic process additive Vestenamer, which allows waste rubber to be efficiently processed into a tough material used again in a variety of applications such as road construction, sports or playgrounds.

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The Institute for Plastics Processing (IKV) in Industry and Craft at RWTH Aachen University will highlight three research projects at K 2019: Digitalisation in injection moulding, additive manufacturing, and plasma coating for particularly small parts.

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VLCH 305/400, TL 28 and ECH 8/24 extrusion heads from the family of Maillefer components (very large crosshead, longitudinal mono-layer head and multi-layer crosshead) (Source: Davis-Standard)

Davis-Standard, LLC and Maillefer will showcase a range of extrusion and converting technology at K 2019. According to Davis-Standard, its support of a circular economy in terms of sustainable processing practices, waste reduction and alternative polymer use will be at the forefront.

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Wabash MPI and Carver, Inc., manufacturers of moulding presses, announced that they are exhibiting at the 2019 International Elastomer Conference (stand 624) from 8 – 10 October 2019 in Cleveland, OH, USA. A new PNP series pneumatic press will be on display along with another press moulding rubber parts in conjunction with Desenco (mould provider) and Hexpol (material provider).

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According to Desma, it has been one of the first engineering companies to develop concrete solutions in the field of networked production – Industry 4.0. In the meantime, a variety of megatrends have added their influence. Demographic change, increasing digitisation, increasingly scarce raw materials and, last but not least, ever accelerating climate change are challenges that can be met with the right products, said the company. In order to cope with this increasing complexity, Desma has set out to become a machine building service provider that integrates into its business partners’ processes. To that end, the company has launched the initiative #desmatters. In addition to the machines, the company offers its customers a value proposition and range of services aimed at increasing their competitiveness. A crucial requirement is the maximum transparency and reproducibility of the production processes. These are created by the digital tools of the SmartConnect 4.U product family, automation and process expertise, a comprehensive service offer and the Desma eco-system for the integration of business processes, the SmartConnect 4.U platform solution. At K 2019, Desma will be creating a space on its 400 m2 stand where customers can experience the range of services the company offers.

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