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In this paper a new UHMW Nordel 4655OE EPDM and its use in the development of softer black and non-black rubber compounds requiring very high levels of physical, compression, and chemical resistance properties is introduced. These compounds are commonly used in under the hood automotive molded parts, injection molded gaskets, and for extruded construction profiles.

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ExxonMobil announced that it will demonstrate at its pavilion at the fairground between halls 10 and 16 how, by working together and utilising combined expertise, customers across the value chain can create differentiated sustainable solutions for a range of applications including packaging, automotive, consumer products, agriculture, building and construction, hygiene and personal care, and lubricants.

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Internationally operating chemicals distributor Nordmann (former NRC) will be exhibiting at K 2019 in Düsseldorf together with several of its partners: Francesco Franceschetti Elastomeri (FFE), Honeywell, Kraton, Nyacol and PMC. For Nordmann, this year’s fair will mean focusing on raw materials that meet the market’s high demand for sustainability in plastics.

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The injection moulding machines manufacturer Dr. Boy GmbH & Co. KG will showcase eleven exhibits at the trade show. Six Boy injection moulding machines will also be presented at the stands of its partner companies. Amongst others, Boy will highlight its plastification technology Servo-Plast for the first time at K 2019 as well as a new alternative positioning option for its linear handling LR 5 on an injection moulding machine.

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At K 2019, the Zahoransky business unit Oral Care presents an innovative application for the production of toothbrushes: A laser unit makes it possible to add custom inscriptions to the soft and hard components of toothbrushes immediately before packaging. Kraiburg TPE supplied the thermoplastic elastomers, and Merck the additives for this project. A second demonstration at the stand at K 2019 is the new multicomponent mould which is used to produce a PBT/LSR part.

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Sustainability and environmental protection are key topics for the plastics and rubber industries. Modern materials have to be produced sustainably and be biodegradable or recyclable. At the same time, they have to meet the high demands made by industry, for example, on mechanical strength. At K 2019 the Japanese speciality chemicals producer Kuraray is presenting its extensive range of brands - Eval, Septon Bio-series TPE raw materials, Plantic, Clarino, MonoSol, Mowital, Septon, Hybrar, Kurarity, Kuraray Poval, Mowiflex and Genestar. Materials like the new EVOH copolymer Eval, which is readily recyclable, and the bio-based TPE Septon Bio-series are unique materials that combine performance with sustainability.

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JGC Corp., Ebara Environmental Plant Co., Ube Industries and Showa Denko KK (SDK) have begun a study of collaboration for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) business for plastic waste gasification facilities using the Ebara Ube Process (EUP).

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Cabot Corporation announced that it will showcase its application innovations to meet the evolving needs of the automotive, consumer goods, food packaging, and infrastructure industries at K 2019. The company's solutions for the plastics industry include speciality carbon blacks, black masterbatches and conductive compounds and concentrates for a wide range of processing technologies, including advanced extrusion and moulding methods.

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Davis-Standard, LLC announced that it will promote its elastomer extrusion technology, crosshead and facility expansion at Davis-Standard (Suzhou) Plastic Packaging Machinery Co., Ltd., during RubberTech China 2019 (hall N1, stand 1A113), 18 – 20 September 2019 in Shanghai, China.

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Arburg's presence at K 2019 will focus on the topics of digitalisation and circular economy. With “arburgXworld” and “arburgGREENworld”, the company aims to provide answers to important and pressing questions for the world of plastics processing and use – a world which includes an increasing number of perspectives. The primary goal is to conserve resources and thereby make a significant contribution to production efficiency. A number of new machines, processes and digital products and services will be presented a the trade show.

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