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The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. has announced that it has succeeded in developing a material that significantly reduces the weight of automotive air-conditioning hoses. The company said that it is now accelerating the development of a commercial product and aims for a full market launch in 2024.

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Husky Injection Molding Systems, Ltd. is showcasing its latest hot runner and controller technology innovations, as well as its medical manufacturing solutions, at Fakuma 2021. During the return to in-person trade fairs, Husky is exhibiting on two stands that will offer a variety of interactive experiences, including:

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Sigma Engineering GmbH has enhanced its Sigmasoft process simulation software. The new version 5.3.1 contains a new module for simulation of compression molding processes of rubber compounds.

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On 30 September 2021, Altair announced the Altair Material Data Center (AMDC) consortium, designed to make the cloud-based database AMDC a materials information resource to support product design and manufacturing. Altair is a global technology company providing software and cloud solutions in the areas of simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI).

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At the Fakuma 2021, KraussMaffei is highlighting economical system solutions for medical technology, logistics packaging, technical appliances and lightweight construction, and is deliberately focusing on an all-digital presentation. Efficiency and sustainability are the focal points of the system solutions for injection moulding technology, reaction process technology, automation and matching digital solutions.

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Engel’s stand at Fakuma 2021 will put the spotlight on sustainability. The production of decorated monomaterial food packaging and the processing of regrind from labelling waste is supporting circular economy by creating a process chain. At the same time, the company is celebrating the world première of the 4,200 kN version of the Engel e-speed injection moulding machine. The sophisticated packaging application combines extreme thin-wall injection compression moulding with stack mould technology.

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At Fakuma 2021 Arburg will focus on "The best of both worlds": arburgXworld and arburgGREENworld. The company is going to present its solutions for digital, sustainable and production-efficient plastics processing.

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Wittmann Battenfeld's Fakuma exhibits this year include the SmartPlus servo-hydraulic injection molding machine, the EcoPower 55 production cell, an LSR application on MicroPower 15/10H/10H Combimould, IMAGOxt software and Airmould gas injection technology. In addition to the exhibits to be viewed physically, the company will also offer the opportunity of live connection with its various facilities via its new media technology Wittmann Interactive to obtain information about additional exhibits.

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At Fakuma 2021 Boy will present an electromechanically operated ejector for its larger Boy 50 to Boy 125 injection moulding machines. The main features of the optionally available electromechanical ejector are an operating mode that is independent of the main drive of the injection moulding machine, adjustable speed profiles (up to 500 mm/s) with high accuracy and dynamics, and an exact track-positioning of the ejector with synchronisation of ejector and handling-movement.

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The international chemical distributor Nordmann will present itself at the upcoming Fakuma 2021, together with its partners and co-exhibitors Marfran (formerly FFE), Voelpker, PMC, UBE and Repol.

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The Sinzig based mechanical engineering company Feddem GmbH & Co. KG will provide an overview of its LFT pultrusion lines for the production of long glass fibre pellets as well as on the subject of upcycling and service in addition to its FED 43 MTS extruder at Fakuma 2021.

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