The plastics supplier and the manufacturer of injection molding machinery announced they will install and run an injection molding cell during next month's Fakuma trade show to illustrate for plastics processors measures for increasing energy efficiency in injection molding throughout the entire value chain, from pellet to part. Using a specially-optimized grade of BASF's plastic and the appropriate machine technology, the two companies will demonstrate how new developments can work together to reduce an injection molder's energy bill.
The injection molding cell exhibit by BASF (Ludwigshafen) and Arburg (Lossburg, both Germany) will be part of a special show-within-a-show during Fakuma 2011 (Friedrichshafen, Germany; Oct. 18-21). The show has a long history as a highlight on the trade show circuit for injection molders, mostly processors from Europe but increasingly also from overseas. It's reputation among molding machine manufacturers is that of a show where molders come with concrete projects to discuss and investments to make.