Fakuma 2021 Digitalisation and sustainability: Making the plastics world fit for the future

Editor: Alexander Stark

Germany — At the plastic trade fair Fakuma, Arburg presents its for digitalisation and sustainability solutions for more production efficiency. Among others, the Allrounder More series for efficient multi-component injection moulding will premier at the fair.

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Juliane Hehl, Managing Partner and responsible for Marketing at Arburg: “With our pioneering spirit and focused strategy, we will show at Fakuma 2021 how plastic parts can be produced today and tomorrow, competitively, sustainably, and digitally interconnected.”
Juliane Hehl, Managing Partner and responsible for Marketing at Arburg: “With our pioneering spirit and focused strategy, we will show at Fakuma 2021 how plastic parts can be produced today and tomorrow, competitively, sustainably, and digitally interconnected.”
(Source: Arburg)

Taking place from 12th to 16th October, Fakuma is this year's first big international in-person event for the plastics sector to be held in Germany. Arburg is preparing for a major appearance at the trade fair in Friedrichshafen. The focus will be on “The best of both worlds”: Arburg Xworld and Arburg Greenworld. The company will be live and in person at stand 3101 in Hall A3, where trade visitors can experience digital, sustainable and production-efficient plastics processing.

Arburg puts a great deal of know-how into its customer portal Arburg Xworld and the development of new digital services and features, such as the Analytics Center for process analysis. In future it will also be possible to integrate machines and peripheral devices from other manufacturers into the central platform.

The sustainable production of plastic parts and their return into the recyclable materials cycle (Circular Economy) is illustrated by Arburg through novel application examples. These include separation by type using a digital watermark (Holy Grail2.0 and Curve Code) during production of IML and espresso cups. A real eye-catcher are “green” sunglasses made of bio-based PA12 and produced on a turnkey system.

The Allrounder More series for efficient multi-component injection moulding will premier at Fakuma 2021. Further highlights announced by the company are the planetary roller screw drives developed and produced in Lossburg and the Gestica control system. A total of nine machine exhibits will demonstrate innovate applications and processes at the trade fair stand. On view will be the efficient production of IML cups for the packaging sector, of blood tubes and 2k fluid housings for the medical sector, as well as the injection moulding of LSR mask holders and the industrial additive processing of LSR materials and original plastic granules.

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