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North America: Digital Design and Automation Influence Molding Productivity


Trends shaping the North American plastics industry include growing use of advanced digital design and manufacturing software and increased automation of production. Recent developments give companies throughout the product chain more ways to optimize operations, speed products to market and increase competitiveness.
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Research and industry in dialogue: Science Campus at K 2016 presents key themes for the plastics and rubber industry


Having met with a huge response at its premiere at K 2013, the Science Campus at K 2016 from 19 to 26 October will be further intensifying the dialogue between research and industry in an enlarged area and with an increased number of participating scientific organisations. Supplementing the presentations of universities and colleges, institutes and sponsoring organisations, the ...
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Cautious Optimism


Despite a host of issues to tackle that range from marine waste to multiple force majeures at materials suppliers, the European plastics industry approaches K 2016 in a good state of health and with cautious optimism. But there are still many hills to climb.
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Plenty of potential for recycling


Technologically, plastics recycling is not a problem at all today. In-house recycling has now become established right across industry. For plastics processors who work with pure-grade raw materials, the waste-free factory has become commonplace. And for post-consumer wastes, there are increasingly mature reutilisation strategies, enabling the regranulate produced with them ...
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From challenges to opportunities: favourable climate for the plastics industry


The plastics industry in ASEAN remains unperturbed by global developments that are also impacting the growth path of key industries. With K 2016, the world’s largest trade fair for plastics and rubber, coming up in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 19 to 26 October, we take a closer look at this market.
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K 2016: Print@home saves time and money


Tickets for K 2016 from 19 to 26 October are available online at as of now. The eTicket offers dual benefits, as it saves time and money. Visitors can purchase their tickets online, print them out on their own printers or download them as codes, and then travel free of charge to the trade fair by bus and rail. The eTicket is also much cheaper than tickets bought on site. ...
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Science Campus at K 2016 to present key industry themes


The Science Campus is returning to the K show once again this year in Düsseldorf, Germany, where it will offer exhibitors and visitors an opportunity to be updated on the latest scientific developments in the plastics and rubber sector, while promoting the exchange of knowledge between companies and universities.
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Messe Düsseldorf expands international portfolio of trade fairs for the plastics and rubber industry


Messe Düsseldorf has now extended its portfolio. Iranian National Petrochemical Company NPC and Messe Düsseldorf have agreed on cooperating comprehensively for the IRAN PLAST trade fair. The new partnership will already take effect at the coming trade show, which will take place from 13 until 17 April 2016 in Tehran.
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T-PLAS 2015: Raising the industry bar as it closed on an exceedingly high note


243 international exhibitors from 31 countries showcased leading manufacturing technologies and innovations
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K 2016 – Innovation takes centre stage


Interview with Werner Matthias Dornscheidt, President and CEO, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
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