Rethink Plastics conference New perspectives in plastics technology
Fill Maschinenbau and Parat jointly held a two-day Rethink Plastics conference in the Innviertel region of Austria, where they showcased the latest advancements in plastics technology.
On 27 and 28 June 2023, the Fill Future Dome provided the setting for a unique event with expert speakers, technical presentations and a world premiere live product demonstration. The numerous visitors, consisting of business partners, customers, and friends of the two companies Fill Maschinenbau and Parat, experienced the latest innovations at first hand: forward-looking, sustainable, and trend-setting.
The participants ranged from material suppliers, mould makers and processors to competitors of the host companies, Fill and Parat, all of whom showed great interest in what was presented. International top speakers spoke about particle foams of the future and reported in exciting presentations on simple, economical and environmentally friendly plastics solutions.
The focus was on the first demonstration of the series processing system developed jointly by Fill and Parat. With the patented vaporless pre-foaming technology, drying of the materials before further processing is no longer necessary, as the process is precisely matched to the respective raw material. This has taken the entire process — from particle foam to the finished component - to a new level in terms of efficiency and quality. This innovation also enables components with different surface layers and inserts to be manufactured in one step. In order to compensate fluctuations in the raw material and thus ensure the required high process quality, sensors are installed at appropriate points in the system. All parameters of the production chain are recorded and used for optimisation and control.