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Energy efficient production of PET bottle grade granulates (Photo credit: Oerlikon)

OERLIKON - K Preview

K 2022: Oerlikon - Sustainable solutions for the entire process chain

4:50 min K-Show 2022
Remscheid/Düsseldorf, Germany

The Swiss Oerlikon Group’s Polymer Processing Solutions division will be presenting itself at the K 2022 under the banner of ‘Feel the Flow. Keep Control’. Oerlikon will be presenting a broad range of products and services focused on manufacturing and processing plastics. Innovative solutions and technologies concentrating on such topics as raw material preparation based on modern polycondensation and extrusion systems, the latest recycling technologies, efficient hot runner systems, innovative coating solutions, sustainable manufacturing processes for filtration applications and high-quality gear metering pumps. 

Today, innovation no longer means producing ever faster and ever more, but also producing sustainably. The plastics industry is as aware of its responsibility with regards to sustainability as it is of the demands that end users and politicians place on their products. Correspondingly, the focus of the eight K 2022 trade fair days will be on topics such as reducing CO2 emissions, avoiding waste, energy efficiency and the continual expansion of the circular economy.

Climate neutrality, circular economy and digitalization – the focal topics of the K 2022

“We see our technology solutions as enablers of a better world”, states Georg Stausberg, CEO of the Oerlikon Polymer Processing Solutions division and CSO of the Oerlikon Group. “In the polymer processing industry, we have to come to a sustainable, closed circular economy for packaging materials and textiles, for example, while simultaneously intensively expanding the recycling of the materials used. With our current technologies and our future innovations, we support manufacturers along the entire process chain in achieving their own sustainability targets.”

With its technology brands and subsidiaries, the Swiss Oerlikon Group is a solutions provider for numerous applications and stages within the plastics industry. Oerlikon will be showcasing a broad portfolio of innovative products and services at the K 2022 in Düsseldorf.

From polycondensation, extrusion and pumps all the way through to hot runner systems

High-quality melt has a direct impact on the end product. It forms the basis for high-end bottle, film and fiber polyester. The efficient, high-quality Oerlikon Barmag Huitong Engineering continuous polycondensation systems produce homogeneous melt by means of a chemical reaction during which different monomers are joined together to create polymers. The benefits of having your own polycondensation system: non-reliance on external granulate manufacturers, offsetting of short-term raw material market price fluctuations and direct influence on the polymer quality. Topics that the Oerlikon polymer experts would like to discuss in person with visitors at the K 2022. These also include the new application possibilities for processing new, sustainable materials.

Diverse accompanying program: presentation series and open-house event

In addition to product and technology innovations, Oerlikon will be offering a diverse accompanying program at the K 2022:

  • Visitors to the stand will be shown the company’s total solutions offering in an audiovisual 4D experience: in a 15-minute simulator flight, attendees – by invitation – will be taken on an exciting journey into the future of a sustainable circular economy with technology solutions from the Oerlikon Group.
  • Thanks to the trade fair’s close proximity to the Oerlikon Barmag site in Remscheid, existing and potential customers will also be offered an insight into the world’s largest manmade fiber R&D Center. They can watch how PET waste is processed into high-quality recycled yarn at the BBEngineering Recycling Technology Center. There will be an open-house event running parallel to the trade fair over four days (October 20, 21, 24 and 25, 2022), which will be by invitation only.
  • And there will be numerous presentations on current topics taking place daily at the Oerlikon trade fair stand D10 in Hall 1: these include a report from Oerlikon HRSflow, ENGEL and Borealis on a joint project for a digital process twin project. The current program can be seen in Düsseldorf and online: https://www.oerlikon.com/polymer-processing/de/#!/clp/polymer-processing/de/custom-landing-pages/sustainable-solutions-along-the-value-chain/.
  • Furthermore, Oerlikon technology will also be showcased at the stands of numerous partners throughout the trade fairs grounds:

       o   ENGEL (Hall 15, Stand C58, door cladding and smart back panel)
       o   Tederic (Hall 15, Stand D40, 2K high-gloss B pillar)
       o   Arburg (Hall 13 / Stand A13-B13, multi-component tool box made from PC+ABS and
            RECOPOUND® – the PET-based recycled material from Leonard Kurz)
       o   Haitian (Hall 15, Stand A57, fruit crate made from PE plus Tetra Pak recycled shredded
            flakes)
       o   Wittmann-Battenfeld (Hall 15, Stand C06, 3K coffee cups)
       o   Billion (Hall 15, Stand B24, gardening tools)
       o   Netstal (Hall 15, Stand D24, thin-wall R-PP cups).

Oerlikon at K 2022: Hall 1, Booth D10

www.oerlikon.com/

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