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Troester announced that it will exhibit at the International Elastomer Conference (IEC)/Rubber Expo, which will be held from 9 – 11 October 2018 in Louisville, KY, USA. The company is a global supplier of extrusion systems for profile and hose manufacturing, sheet rubber products, material straining, and many other speciality applications.

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Yokohama has announced the development of a technology capable of efficiently producing isoprene from a biomass. The breakthrough is the result of joint research with the Japanese research institution for the natural sciences Riken Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) and Zeon Corporation. Yokohama says that this technology is a world’s first.

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Visitors can experience the virtual as well as real production of the pot cloth at the stands of Momentive and Sigma Engineering.

At Fakuma 2018, the German company Sigma Engineering GmbH, Aachen, will present in a joint project the real and virtual production of a complex silicone part with EMDE MouldTec GmbH and Momentive Performance Materials GmbH. The focus is on the early design and optimisation of mould and processes. Sigma accompanied the whole development process of the pot cloth and assisted to determine the ideal configuration for production.

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When liquid colours are used for plastics colouring, disposing of containers and residual colours causes extra work and additional costs, with negative effects on the life cycle assessment. In order to remedy this situation Rowasol is now offering its proprietary Color Cube multi-use system. This is a roto-muolded, sturdy container of HDPE with a capacity of around 22 l. It is perfectly matched to the Rotametric dosing concept, but can also be used with a variety of other pump systems.

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Multiple extrusion aggregate Troester CoEx (Source: Troester)

The German company Troester GmbH & Co. KG announced that it will exhibit at the International Tire Exhibition & Conference – ITEC 2018, stand 317, from 11 – 13 September 2018 in Akron, OH, USA.

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Maguire Products, Inc. has launched the WXB Weigh Extrusion Blender that provides extrusion control based on batch precision and metering accuracy. According to the manufacturer, the machine can be interfaced with a supervisory system that controls the total production line and has been proven effective in blown and cast film, sheet, pipe and profile, and wire and cable applications.

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On 6 August 2018, Covestro announced the launch of the brand name Maezio for its continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites (CFRTP). According to the manufacturer, these products are set to tap into the growing demand worldwide for strong and light materials that contribute to resource conservation and energy efficiency. From mobility and electronics industries to consumer goods and medical products, OEMs and part suppliers can benefit from the performance capabilities of CFRTP composites while enjoying cost-effective and scalable manufacturing solutions, said Covestro.

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(Source: Gummiwerk Kraiburg)

The German company Gummiwerk Kraiburg GmbH & Co. KG now offers high temperature vulcanising (HTV) silicone compounds for use in applications up to 300 °C. According to the manufacturer, the hot-air resistance of standard silicones is about 230 °C.

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From 6 – 7 June 2018, the KraussMaffei Group celebrated its 180th anniversary with the slogan “Technology Pioneers – from Tradition to Innovation” at the Competence Forum in Munich, Germany. More than 1,800 visitors experienced a celebration of innovative machines and technologies.

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Arlanxeo has launched thermoplastic vulcanisates (TPVs) that combine Keltan Eco ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber (EPDM) with green fillers, plasticisers and thermoplastics, resulting in EPDM products with up to 90 % sustainable ingredients.

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