Technical Reports

First injection molding application using polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) in mass production

2017-02-09: Reinhard Bauer - Technokomm,

Polyvinyl alcohol (PVAL) is a plastic material little known so far. It offers the outstanding attribute of solubility in water with simultaneous high resistance to most contact chemicals. PVAL has been little known until recently, primarily because it could only be processed into film, but manufacturing...

An Energy-conscious Company

2016-12-06: Ulrich Mangelsdorf, Werner Koch Maschinentechnik GmbH

Hehnke GmbH & Co KG consistently focuses on the manufacture of automotive parts. Nearly 80% of production goes to suppliers or directly to car manufacturers such as Daimler and BMW. With the trend to replace conventional materials with plastic, plastic processing has once again had the opportunity to...

Bespoke Compressed Air Dryers for Clean Room Production

2016-08-11: Rüdiger Kissinger, motan-colortronic gmbh

The Dortmund-based German company Boehringer Ingelheim microParts GmbH has set up a new clean room manufacturing area for the production of small and extremely small PEEK moulded parts as part of a recent product expansion project. Because of the parts' low throughputs, installing a central compressed...

Drying and central material supply of the special kind

2016-01-25: Rüdiger Kissinger, motan-colortronic gmbh

With the integration of external energy sources for the drying and the setting up of the central material supply motan-colortronic has realized unique solutions at the automotive supplier FKT.

Dryerless PET extrusion with viscosity control

2015-06-30: Monika Gneuss, Gneuß Kunststofftechnik GmbH

In PET extrusion, the material’s intrinsic viscosity (IV) and its preservation is a key quality characteristic of the end product, e.g. when manufacturing sheet, strapping or fiber. The ability to not just monitor, but to also control the melt viscosity in real time and therefore produce end products...

From refrigerator to plant trays – a recycling concept for a challenging project

2014-09-08: Karsten Bräunig, Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH

CPE Entsorgung GmbH (, established in 1992 in the small North German town of Liebenau, can look back on plenty of experience in recycling old plastics. "Ever since 1996, we've been producing about 25,000 tons of recycled plastics a year as a second business pillar alongside our...

Reduction of pollutants through innovative plastics technology in cars

2014-04-08: Gabriele Hopf, Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH

Lighter weight with equal or higher performance – this is the challenge facing the automotive industry, caused by the demand to reduce the emission levels and fuel consumption of motor vehicles. This is why innovative, extremely hard-wearing plastic parts of superior quality are becoming more and more...

Major Savings Potential in PET Recycling with MRS Extrusion Technology

2014-04-01: Andrea Koßmann, Gneuß Kunststofftechnik GmbH

The demand for environmentally friendly and economically sound production lines for the plastic industry is increasing worldwide. The extrusion line concept with Multi Rotation System (MRS) and Rotary Filtration Systems from Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH, Bad Oeynhausen, was designed to fullfil these...

ProTec Polymer Processing realizes material conveyor for TPO production at Benecke Changshun Auto Trim

2014-03-06: Grit Feistkorn, ProTec Polymer Processing GmbH

At the end of October 2013, Benecke Changshun Auto Trim, a joint venture between Benecke-Kaliko in Hanover and Chinese specialist dealer for automotive plastics Jiangsu Changshun Group, based in Zhangjiagang in eastern China officially put a new production line for interior films made of thermoplastic...

SIGMASOFT Virtual Molding Reduces Molding Cycle by 20% through Right Mold Material Selection

2014-01-22: Dr.-Ing. Laura Florez, SIGMA Engineering GmbH

As the temperature distribution in the mold after several production cycles is drastically influenced by the conductivity of the base material, the right alloy can eliminate mold hotspots and shorten cycle time. A case study of an automotive thermoplastic part illustrates how SIGMASOFT Virtual Molding...

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