15. September 2010

FKuR at the K 2010 – Innovations in Bioplastics allow for new applications

Willich/Germany, September 2010 - At K 2010 in hall 6, booth B66, bioplastics‘specialist FKuR Kunststoff GmbH, Willich, together with Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Oberhausen, will present a broad variety of biodegradable and natural fibre reinforced materials with application specific properties which can...[more]

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08. September 2010

ELMET at K 2010: Technologies for Liquid Silicone Rubber Processing

Oftering/Austria, September 2010 - At K 2010, ELMET (www.elmet.com) will present itself as an internationally active system supplier for the entire field of liquid injection molding (LIM) of two-component liquid silicone rubber (LSR). The company's range of products and services extends from fully...[more]

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10. August 2010

Coperion at K 2010 – Highlight: Die plate with an external diameter of 1.5 m
Pelletizers and Melt Pumps for High Capacity Plants

Stuttgart, August 2010. – Right on time for this year's K show (Oct. 27 to Nov. 3. 2010 in DĂŒsseldorf, Germany) Coperion GmbH, Stuttgart, formerly Werner & Pfleiderer, will be presenting new machine sizes in their UG underwater pelletizer and MP melt pump series for high capacity polyolefin...[more]

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05. August 2010

Coperion – Integrated Degassing Solutions at K 2010
Twin Screw Side Degassing – Higher Output, Better Quality and Lower Costs

Stuttgart, August 2010. – When compounding and processing polymers degassing processes frequently play an important, but often undervalued role. The ZS-EG twin screw degassing unit presented by Coperion GmbH, Stuttgart/Germany, formerly Werner & Pfleiderer, at K 2010 (Oct. 27 to Nov. 3, 2010 in...[more]

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27. July 2010

Coperion at K 2010
FET – Optimised Feeding for Throughput Improvements

Stuttgart, July 2010. – For a significantly increased feeding capacity when processing powdered material on twin screw extruders, Coperion GmbH, Stuttgart/Germany, formerly Werner & Pfleiderer, has developed the so called Feed Enhancement Technology (FET). The basic principle: The feeding zone is...[more]

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27. July 2010

BUSS delivers the world’s largest cable compound line to Draka:
quantecÂź compounding line produces up to 5000 kg/h of PVC cable compounds

Pratteln (Switzerland), July 2010. – Buss AG, Pratteln, Switzerland, has delivered the world’s largest cable compound line to Kabelbedrijven Draka Nederland B.V., Emmen. Maximum throughput is 4500 to 5000 kg/h, depending on formulation. The comprehensive production line, extending over four floors...[more]

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05. July 2010

Heat Resistant Biopolymers launched in North America

FKuR Plastics Corp. is launching several heat resistant biopolymers with the brand name BiogradeÂź. Developed particularly for technical applications, BiogradeÂź can be processed on conventional plastics processing machines without the need for modifications. [more]

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01. June 2010

First biodegradable Piping Bag

KEE Plastics, one of the world’s leading producers of piping bags, introduces the world’s first truly biodegradable and compostable piping bag made from FKuR’s bioresins. [more]

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26. May 2010

New Source for Carbon Fibres in Europe

Moormerland, May / 2010 - - Dreychem (www.dreychem.com) has added chopped and milled carbon fibres to its portfolio of products. The European distribution contract between the Japanese Nippon Polymer Sangyo Co., Ltd., and Dreychem was signed in April 2010. Limited quantities of these fibres, which...[more]

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29. April 2010

Coperion: focus on extrusion lines for the pharmaceutical industry

Press Release at the “Pharmaceutical Hot Melt Extrusion” CongressStuttgart, April 15, 2010. – At its in-house congress on “Pharmaceutical Hot Melt Extrusion”, held on April 15, 2010, Coperion GmbH, Stuttgart/Germany, around 100 guests from the pharmaceutical industry were provided with a compact...[more]

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26. April 2010

Powtech in Nuremberg: Coperion presents long-term practical experience
Wear-protected rotary valves and diverter valves for the mineral industry

Weingarten/Germany, April 2010 – Innovative wear protection concepts now permit the use of rotary valves in systems for the bulk handling of heavily abrasive materials. At Powtech 2010 (Nuremberg, April 27 to 29, 2010), the German company Coperion GmbH will be exhibiting, among other things, its...[more]

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21. April 2010

FKuR & Fujitsu: Bio-Keyboard

Fujitsu introduces a world first - an injection moulded keyboard made from renewable materials. This newly developed eco-keyboard 'KBPC PX ECO' has been launched under the label “Green IT” with Biograde¼ resin from FKuR being used for some of the component parts. [more]

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25. March 2010

Christian Honemeyer now sole managing director of MTI Mischtechnik
Experienced management team ensures continuity

Detmold, March 2010 - There has been a changing of the guard at MTI Mischtechnik: with effect from the end of February 2010, Christian Honemeyer is the sole managing director of the Detmold-based manufacturer of mixing and processing equipment for the polymer processing and chemical industries. His...[more]

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29. March 2010

Coperion at the WIRE exhibition: flexibility in the production of cable compounds
Kombiplast hybrid: for PVC and HFFR compounds

Stuttgart/Germany, March 2010. – At the WIRE exhibition in DĂŒsseldorf (April 12-16, 2010) Coperion GmbH, formerly Werner & Pfleiderer, will be presenting the hybrid concept of its well-established Kombiplast compounding lines for the production of cable compounds. The Kombiplast PVC/HFFR hybrid...[more]

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18. March 2010

Worldwide first - Bio soap wrapped in fully compostable package

Willich/Germany, March 2010 - Umbria Olii International introduces a worldwide first - compostable soap wrapping. This bio-film is based on FKuR’s Bio-Flex¼ and is used for the packaging of “Ecolive“ laundry soap.[more]

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09. March 2010

New plastomer for direct processing or PP modification:
Koattro KT AR05 is soft and flexible

Augsburg, March 2010 - A recent addition to Ultrapolymers’ (www.ultrapolymers.de) portfolio of high performance polymers is LyondellBasell’s Koattro KT AR05 plastomer for direct processing or use as a modifying agent for polypropylene. Uncured and without the need for any plasticiser, this material...[more]

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02. March 2010

Coperion at Chinaplas in Shanghai – and an in-house show in Nanjing
STS advanced: higher output with improved compound quality

Stuttgart, March 2010. – Well in time for Chinaplas (Shanghai, 19th to 22nd April 2010), Coperion has increased the specific torque of its STS advanced compounding extruder by 15% to 10 Nm/cm³. Thanks to this increase in torque, standard twin screw (STS) compounders achieve not only an...[more]

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03. February 2010

Cost efficiency from super-soft to low warpage
Catalloy blends boost performance of films, containers and moulded parts

Augsburg, February 2010 - With recently introduced PP blends, made by LyondellBasell’s proprietary Catalloy technology and combining the advantages of polyolefines with those of elastomers, Ultrapolymers Deutschland (www.ultrapolymers.de) can now offer its customers new opportunities for the...[more]

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29. January 2010

FKuR expands to North America
Leading bioplastics manufacturer FKuR expands business to North America.

At the beginning of 2010, FKuR Kunststoff GmbH (Willlich, Germany) began operations of its newly founded subsidiary, FKuR Plastics Corporation, in Cedar Park, Texas, USA with a team of 4 people. Mr. Patrick Zimmermann was appointed the President of FKuR Plastics Corp. and will also continue to...[more]

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26. January 2010

Coperion GmbH brings together the know-how of industry and science
Congress on “Pharmaceutical Hot Melt Extrusion”

Stuttgart, January 2010. – Coperion’s Congress on “Pharmaceutical Hot Melt Extrusion” is scheduled to take place at its headquarters in Stuttgart on April 15, 2010. The lectures to be delivered at the congress will provide a comprehensive overview of the opportunities and challenges in the field...[more]

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