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Hildebrand Technology Gema Switzerland 8. November 2021
Video

iONstream 4.0 – extremly fast & easy installation

iONstream 4.0 has been designed to make installation simple and extremly fast. See and be amazed at how quickly any operator can use the intelligent electrostatic discharging bar.

Swiss Plastics Cluster 16. September 2021
Know-How

Injection overmolding of sensitive components

Discover the latest article we published in KunststoffXtra in collaboration with iRAP - (Institute for Applied Plastics Research). Das Projekt Assytronic, das zwischen dem Institut iRAP und 8 Industriepartnern des Swiss Plastics Cluster durchgeführt wird, zeigt die konkreten Möglichkeiten des direk

ENGEL 2. July 2021
Showcase

Efficient turn-key solution for multi-component production

With ACH Solution, ENGEL presents a holistic production solution for high-quality 2C respirators with silicone sealing lip and replaceable filter on two injection moulding machines.

Hildebrand Technology Gema Switzerland 29. June 2021
Showcase

Ionisation system for thermoforming lines: Bachmann Forming

BACHMANN FORMING AG develops customised, intelligent packaging solutions and manufactures to the highest quality standards. Thanks to iONstream 4.0, the thermoformed trays are guaranteed to be unloaded, enabling a fast and smooth process.

Hufschmied Zerspanungssysteme GmbH 1. June 2021
Know-How

Virtual Masterclass arouses great interest

2 successful online events are behind us, which we were able to hold together with our partners Tebis AG and FOOKE GmbH. The topics ranged from digital twins to the production of a vacuum clamping device made of polyurethane block material. Learn more about the highlights here.

Hufschmied Zerspanungssysteme GmbH 26. May 2021
Product Highlight

HEXACUT® - End mill

Through close cooperation with end users in the CFRP industry, we were able to develop a new cutter geometry based on the HEXACUT® CFRP cutter geometry. The new DIP®6p diamond coating enables maximum tool life - even with challenging materials.

Hufschmied Zerspanungssysteme GmbH 26. May 2021
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Machining peek with the HC402

Thread milling in particular is an ideal option for threading of both PEEK holes and bosses. This threading technique can yield better quality threads and higher productivity than its alternatives. But see for yourself in the video!

ENGEL 29. March 2021
Service Highlight

Preventive maintenance with ENGEL care maintenance packages

Regular maintenance is a prerequisite for permanently smooth operation and safe working conditions in your injection moulding production. With ENGEL care, you benefit from full flexibility and choose from a variety of packages: from a simple inspection to a proactive maintenance plan.

Hildebrand Technology Gema Switzerland 11. March 2021
Product Highlight

iONstream 4.0 - Intelligent electrostatic discharging

iONstream 4.0 is a high performance AUTODC® static neutralising system. It incorporates the latest technological developments and is micro-controller operated. Electrode contamina-tion and emitter pin status, as well as neutralising efficiency, are continuously moni-tored and visualized.

ENGEL 15. December 2020
Showcase

Tiebar-less for more efficiency and safety in the clean room

As universal fasteners, we encounter cable ties in all areas of life – even in medical technology. Samaplast produces similar connecting elements for closing the sternum after open heart surgery on ENGEL's tie-bar-less injection moulding machines in the clean room.

KraussMaffei (Schweiz) AG 1. December 2020
Showcase

Scratch-resistant kitchen decorations created in one process

A. & J. Stöckli AG produces high-quality injection molded components, among others for household items. To create design panels for an oven, the Swiss company relied entirely on KraussMaffei's system competence to implement IMD (In-Mold Decoration) technology.

MessX AG 20. October 2020
Showcase

Quality assurance with computer tomography

Hamilton Medical AG manufactures ventilation solutions for seriously ill patients. Using computed tomography, the company has been able to analyse and optimise the welding geometries of its flow sensors, resulting in a significant reduction in production waste.

HB-Therm AG 12. October 2020
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Heating: Energy efficiency with a lifetime warranty

The heating system is a frequent cause of failure of a temperature control unit. We have changed that! With our heating system without direct contact with the heat transfer medium. A system without tank, which requires much less energy and one that will give you a lifetime warranty on top.

HB-Therm AG 6. October 2020
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Unit calibration ex works

Even highly accurate probes and sensors have their tolerances. For example, up to 6 °C of the process temperature often remain undetected when a temperature control unit is replaced. With our device calibration ex works, we ensure reliable and reproducible temperature control.

Semadeni Plastics Group 6. October 2020
Showcase

How laboratory equipment contributes to climate protection

What would happen if an invention was made which allowed the industry to neutralise its CO2 emissions and thus stop climate change? In the global flight against carbon dioxide, a solution ready for mass production could soon save the planet from a climate shock.

HB-Therm AG 29. September 2020
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Eco-pump: Process reliable energy savings

With the Eco-pump from HB-Therm you can really save money and are also highly flexible when tempering molds. Eco-pump automatically regulates the speed without endangering the process. The energy savings can be recorded and shown on the display.

ENGEL 14. September 2020
Product Highlight

Maximum precision for lowest shot weights

For the market launch of its new micro-injection unit for liquid silicone rubber at ENGEL live e-xperience from 13th to 16th October 2020, ENGEL is producing the smallest precision components for the field of ophthalmology with an individual part weight of 0.0013 grams.

Swiss Plastics Expo 12. August 2020
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Challenges of plastics & single-use legislation

The provisions of the Circular Economy Package on waste and packaging legislation have an immense impact on the packaging sector across the EU and beyond. In her presentation Kristy-Barbara Lange, European Bioplastics, analyses some of the challenges and suggests integrated development pathways.

RINCO ULTRASONICS AG 5. August 2020
Product Highlight

Communication Pro for automation lines & special machines

The digital, Industry 4.0-compatible ultrasonic generator AGM Pro is designed for installation in automation lines and special machines. When developing the new AGM Pro, we focused particularly on ensuring simple integration and easy operation.

Swiss Plastics Expo 22. July 2020
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Why Plastic is Important for a Circular Fashion Industry

In his presentation Ben Levy presents the principles of circular economy that are used in Le Lab’s circular manufacturing platform, ITERATIF. Doing so, he explain how the platform links with the plastic supply chain and shares his vision of the role plastic will play in a circular future.

Swiss Plastics Expo 17. June 2020
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Non-destructive testing of plastics and welded joints

To ensure high-quality and the functionality of your molding pieces, regular testing is necessary. At the Swiss Plastics Expo Dr. Man Xu, TNO, presents a non-destructive testing method that holds significant advantages compared to ultrasonic and x-ray testing.

Swiss Plastics Expo 10. June 2020
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Blockchain and traceability: A perfect match?

Product DNA offers a novel solution in product traceability. At the Swiss Plastics Expo, Robin Cornelius presents the solution and demonstrates why blockchain and traceability are a perfect match to provide consumers with a new shopping experience.

MessX AG 4. June 2020
Showcase

Why CT perfectly complements additive manufacturing

For additively manufactured components with complex geometries, conventional test methods reach their limits. Using the example of housings intended for hearing protection and a connection angle, we show you how you can achieve reliable quality assurance despite complexity and structure.

Swiss Plastics Expo 28. April 2020
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Predicting Bio-inspired Surfaces

What do moth eye, gecko leg, lotus leaf and shark skin have in common? All of them have inspired researchers to develop applications with functions that mimic biological processes. At the Swiss Plastics Expo Dr. Lempesis, PICC Fribourg, talks about how nature can even initiate scientific innovation.

Swiss Plastics Expo 28. April 2020
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The fate and transport of micro-plastics

At the Swiss Plastics Expo Dr. Mitrano, Eawag, presents a method that can be used to track plastics with a tracer built into the polymer. This makes it possible to develop a systematic understanding of particulate plastic interactions and processes which drive fate and transport in the environment.

MessX AG 10. March 2020
Know-How

ISO-GPS standards system in measuring technology

A technical drawing must describe a workpiece completely and clearly. A number of standards are available for this under the generic term "geometric product specification". Find out how you can meet the requirements and what opportunities there are with regard to Industry 4.0.

Swiss Plastics Expo 3. March 2020
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Hologram topped cap for more product security

KISICO, a manufacturer of caps and closures, offers an innovative hologram topped cap for more product security. Learn in the presentation of Veronica Savu how the hologram is realised without any additives, inks, or labels thanks to the technology of MORPHOTONIX.

Swiss Plastics Expo 13. February 2020
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Compostable alternatives to plastic & need for traceability

BioApply solutions are compostable and enable the provision of a positive cycle from trade to the composting plant. To increase their transparency towards their customers, BioApply decided to collaborate with Product DNA - a platform that offers a unique solution for product traceability.

Swiss Plastics Expo 13. February 2020
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Accelerating the circular economy through sustainable invest

In her Keynote, Anne-Louise Thon from SDG Invest, addresses why investments in the circular economy are the ultimate sustainable investment. She also talks about the development she has witnessed among companies and investors when it comes to the circular transition.

Swiss Plastics Expo 13. February 2020
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Upstream Innovation for a Circular Economy

In this presentation, Sara Lindeblad Wingstrand presents innovative approaches to achieve a circular economy for plastic packaging. Among others, this includes: New delivery models that eliminate the need for an after-use infrastructure and new delivery models based on reusable packaging.

ENGEL 22. January 2020
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What our customers say

Why ENGEL? Long-standing customers talk about their project requirements, the resulting partnership with ENGLE and the benefits of the co-operation over the years.

ENGEL 18. December 2019
Product Highlight

ENGEL easix: the multifunctional articulated robot

The ENGEL easix robot is the flexible solution for all kinds of applications and machines. .

ENGEL 18. December 2019
Showcase

ENGEL medical at K 2019

Sometimes, more is less. With the aim of further reducing cycle time, ENGEL has split the process of producing housing parts for medical devices using two-component injection moulding. The process was cut down to a very short cycle time under realistic production conditions at ENGEL’s stand at the K

Ingenieurbureau Dr. Brehm AG 27. November 2019
Product Highlight

SOMOS® CONRADT

The new SOMOS® CONRADT conveyor system is smaller and lighter than previously known systems. It has a modular design, consisting of a few components that can be assembled within a concise time. Its functionality is based on the Venturi principle.

Ingenieurbureau Dr. Brehm AG 27. November 2019
Product Highlight

Compact temperature control units

The compact teco c series guarantees economical temperature control with water at temperatures from 0 °C to 225 °C. The requirements for high energy efficiency, comprehensive process monitoring and industry 4.0 suitability are covered by the series.

Ingenieurbureau Dr. Brehm AG 27. November 2019
Product Highlight

Moisture meter Aquatrim

Aquatrim measures the real-time moisture content of plastic granules in front of the processing machine. The device is used to optimize the drying process to save energy and reduce production time. The Aquatrim is completely maintenance-free and flexible.

Ingenieurbureau Dr. Brehm AG 27. November 2019
Product Highlight

SOMOS® Stationary Granulate Dryer RDF

The SOMOS® RDF dryer is used for drying hygroscopic plastic granules. It consists of space-optimized, flexibly combinable and independently operable RDF modules with drying capacities per module from 10 kg/h to 250 kg/h.

HB-Therm AG 25. November 2019
Showcase

High surface quality with variothermal control

Some of the current demands on injection moulded parts, for example in terms of material and surface quality, can no longer be adequately met with conventional mould temperature control. This is why a manufacturer of injection moulded parts relies on variothermal temperature control.

Mythentec AG 25. November 2019
Showcase

From initial idea to serial production

A customer wanted to eliminate design-related problems with their own product. Learn how Mythentec developed a functional indicator that shows in the simplest way the cleaning effect of dishwashers for contaminated surgical instruments.

HB-Therm AG 25. November 2019
Showcase

Problem-free temperature control of complex tools

A medical technology manufacturer manufactures analysis cells in high-cavity injection molds. Despite temperature control units with tank systems and good water quality, the near-contour cooling channels in the injection molds tend to become dirty. Find out how this problem was solved.

HB-Therm AG 22. November 2019
Showcase

Manufacture of disposable medical products

A world-renowned manufacturer of medical equipment is focussing its attention on the production of plastic disposable products at one of its locations in Switzerland.

Ruetschi Technology AG 19. November 2019
Product Highlight

Single-Patient Dental Ratchet

RUETSCHI TECHNOLOGY sets a further milestone in the dental industry and releases the World’s first Single-Patient Dental Ratchet with precise Torque Indication.

HB-Therm AG 13. November 2019
Product Highlight

Book Temperature Control Technology: Theory and practice

We are happy to support schools and training centres by sharing our profound expertise and through comprehensive consulting. We draw on our experience of 50 years of development and training.

HB-Therm AG 13. November 2019
Product Highlight

HB-Therm Clean-5: Cleanses, flushes and conserves

Contamination in the temperature control circuits not only leads to a reduced flow but also to a deterioration of heat transfer and thus to a lessening of efficiency. Clean-5 removes corrosion and scaling in moulds, temperature control units and pipes and provides extended protection in the storage.

HB-Therm AG 13. November 2019
Product Highlight

To ensure channels stay truly clean

Reduced water quality can have immense consequences for the temperature control circuit. The Treat-5 water treatment unit is used to supply system water to temperature control units and reliably prevents the consequences of poor water quality.

HB-Therm AG 13. November 2019
Product Highlight

Flow meter Flow-5

The Flow-5 external flow meters monitor media circuits connected in parallel and detect changes at an early stage before rejects occur. Early detection of flow problems eliminates the need for costly and time-consuming maintenance.

HB-Therm AG 13. November 2019
Product Highlight

Enhanced part quality under an optimized cycle time

Variothermal control with switching unit Vario-5. In the injection moulding process, the variothermal alternative to the customary form of temperature control is primarily used to raise both the component quality and optimize the cycle time.

HB-Therm AG 13. November 2019
Product Highlight

Lifetime warranty on heating registers

Manufacturer is global pioneer in issuing lifetime warranty on heating registers. The company extends its manufacturer’s warranty on these key components to the entire service life of the unit.

HB-Therm AG 13. November 2019
Product Highlight

Temperature control units with variable speed pump

They offer active support for the user to select the correct pump speed. In Eco-mode the unit determines the necessary flow rate automatically for the given application and thus enables energy saving without sacrificing process quality.

HB-Therm AG 13. November 2019
Product Highlight

HB-Therm: Thermo-5, Housing size 4

Variable speed radial pump up to 220 L/min, temperatures of 100, 140 and 160 °C, heating capacity of up to 32 kW and cooling capacity of up to 110 kW – this is the impressive performance data of HB-Therm’s new housing size 4 Thermo-5 temperature control units.

EMS-GRIVORY 30. October 2019
Showcase

EMS high-performance polyamides for a rapid charging system

The Swiss cable specialist, Huber+ Suhner, relies on long-glass fibre technology (LFT) from EMS- GRIVORY for the main components in its RADOX® HPC high-power charging system. The rapid charging system is being used in electric vehicles.

Swiss Plastics Cluster 17. October 2019
Service Highlight

A common booth - the strengths of a network

The Swiss Plastics Cluster offers its members a common stand so that they can concentrate on their goals: developping business. Keep in mind : Together we are better!

HATAG Handel und Technik AG 10. October 2019
Showcase

Buffer system for automated part buffering

A stamping company was looking for a tailor-made solution to make its production more efficient. Find out how HATAG AG worked with its Partner MTF Technik GmbH to develop a solution that met all customer requirements and increased the customer's productivity.

RINCO ULTRASONICS AG 26. September 2019
Service Highlight

Ultrasonic welding and ultrasonic cutting

From the standard machine to the customer-specific solution for OEMs, from the smallest component to the largest complete system: Each of our products contains unique technological expertise, embodies decades of experience and delivers enormous flexibility.

RINCO ULTRASONICS AG 25. September 2019
Product Highlight

High-precision ultrasonic welding

The Electrical Motion 35 with electric drive works with the highest precision. It is ideally suited for ultrasonic welding and ultrasonic punching of small to medium-sized plastic parts.

ENGEL 21. August 2019
Showcase

ENGEL in medical technology: the e-motion 220 impresses

The Schott Group produces prefillable syringes made of COC (cyclo olefin copolymer) on an ENGEL e-motion 220 for the Pharmaceutical Systems business unit at the St. Gallen Competence Center. These syringes require maximum precision, cleanliness and performance in production.

ENGEL 21. August 2019
Service Highlight

ENGEL e-connect & e-connect.24

ENGEL's versatile services empower you to leverage all optimisation potentials at all times. Our competent service team supports you whenever you need help: with ENGEL injection moulding machines of any generation, over all of our technologies, and with any control unit version.

ENGEL 21. August 2019
Product Highlight

ENGEL e-motion: all-electric and high-precision

The ENGEL e-motion is an all-electric injection moulding machine for high-end applications. The right choice when both precision and speed are essential.

ENGEL 21. August 2019
Product Highlight

ENGEL victory: unique tie-bar-less technology

With its proven tie-bar-less technology, the universal victory enables particularly efficient production of technical parts – even where large multi-component and multi-cavity moulds are used.

ENGEL 21. August 2019
Product Highlight

ENGEL viper: innovative technology meets flexibility

ENGEL robots guarantee the optimisation of all injection moulding applications with the aid of innovative technology: the ENGEL viper linear robot ideally complements an efficient and durable production cell.

ENGEL 21. August 2019
Product Highlight

ENGEL duo: the power house for large parts

Whether for large-volume parts, highly sophisticated components for the automotive industry or high-tech products with a perfect finish, the ENGEL duo impresses with compact external dimensions while at the same time offering the necessary flexibility.

ENGEL 30. July 2019
Know-How

Wider use of recycled materials

What contribution can an injection moulding machine manufacturer make to actively support the establishment of a circular economy for plastics? The focus is on processing recycled material, improving process stability, and the trend towards design for recycling.

HATAG Handel und Technik AG 17. July 2019
Product Highlight

ENESKAsonic: Further development of ultrasonic polishing

ENESKAsonic is the high-performance high-tech successor generation of the joke family for the finest removal. Its intelligence is to be emphasized, because ENESKAsonic determines the optimal frequency by itself. The 140 g light handpiece lies comfortably in the hand and enables fatigue-free working.

XINOMER AG 16. July 2019
Service Highlight

Our Polymer Solutions – Your customized compound

In order that your products to stay one step ahead of the competition, we develop your tailor-made polymers– known as compounds. With our experience, our know-how and our equipment, we develop your customized compounds.

ENGEL 4. July 2019
Service Highlight

New training centre in Frauenfeld/Switzerland

Always in top form with ENGEL training where you are: we offer you and your employees individual seminars and targeted training programs at our global training centres. There are regular sessions at ENGEL Switzerland.

MessX AG 5. June 2019
Service Highlight

Computed tomography with even greater detail detectability

"high-flux|target" is the name of the latest technology which has been successfully in use at MessX AG since 2018. It allows components to be scanned with a higher X-ray performance than with a "standard" target. This leads to a higher resolution of the CT data and detail detectabilit.

MessX AG 5. June 2019
Know-How

Frequently asked questions about computed tomography

Industrial computed tomography has become indispensable for non-destructive material testing. For your full view though, MessX AG clarifies the most important questions concerning the imaging process.

Primaform AG, Werkzeug- und Formenbau 1. April 2019
Showcase

Laser texture for the new Fritschi touring binding

With the Xenic 10, Fritschi has launched a new touring binding for a demanding customer group. The optical icing on the cake is the laser texture, which was developed in cooperation with Primaform AG.

Ingenieurbureau Dr. Brehm AG 14. March 2019
Know-How

Increase bulk density and improve flowability

The trend towards ever lighter and thinner PET packaging, which has continued for several years, has a direct impact on the production process of many companies. This article shows you how to solve problems with low bulk densities or pourability effectively.

Swiss Plastics Expo 26. February 2019
Product Highlight

Innovation Symposium

Exhibitors present their most interesting showcases at the Innovation Symposium. These concise presentations are an ideal source of inspiration for your own projects and innovations.

Swiss Plastics Expo 26. February 2019
Product Highlight

Showcases

Discover real and innovative application examples presented by exhibitors online and at the Swiss Plastics Expo. Exhibitors will be able to demonstrate their expertise with the help of projects that have already been realised.

Swiss Plastics Expo 26. February 2019
Product Highlight

Perfectly prepared thanks to your personal to-do list

Your personal to-do list enables you to prepare the perfect visit to the Swiss Plastics Expo. Make a note of the exhibitors, speeches, showcases and product/service highlights to ensure that you don't overlook or miss out on anything at the exhibition.

NETSTAL Maschinen AG 26. February 2019
Showcase

A project that gets under the skin

Complex shapes with narrow tolerance ranges, cleanroom production and quantities ranging in the millions. Disposable medical items bring together all of the major challenges of injection molding.

NETSTAL Maschinen AG 26. February 2019
Product Highlight

Smart Operation

Smart Operation is the innovative operating concept for all Netstal machines with aXos controller technology. The new optional available feature supports you in achieving your effectiveness goals.

HATAG Handel und Technik AG 19. February 2019
Product Highlight

Coloured injection moulded parts thanks to direct colouring

KOCH-TECHNIK offers a solution for exact dosing when colouring plastic parts. With KEM Direct Coloring, master batches can be used and the result is highly accurate.

MessX AG 9. January 2019
Showcase

Testing a "Stradivarius" violin by CT-scan

In most cases, MessX AG analyzes technical components using computed tomography. However, also antique objects can be inspected in detail with this technology. Learn how the company used computed tomography to examine the current and hidden conditions of two world-famous violins.

MessX AG 19. December 2018
Service Highlight

Partner network: Comprehensive advice from a single source

The strong partner network of MessX AG enables you to benefit from comprehensive know-how in industrial measurement technology. Thus you gain a strong contact person who can support you in extensive projects that go far beyond a computer tomography scan.

IWK Institut für Werkstofftechnik und Kunststoffverarbeitung 11. December 2018
Service Highlight

Research and Development Composite Technology/Lightweight

The IWK is the research and development partner for companies in the fields of fiber composite technology and lightweight construction. The Institute will develop fundamental solutions for problems of practical relevance.

MessX AG 29. November 2018
Service Highlight

Innovative solution for the guarantee of your quality claim

Computed tomography can be used to compare an object with a CAD model or with a second reference part. This means that deviations can be displayed precisely and in colour on the surface and a component can be inspected 100% instead of just selectively.

Semadeni Plastics Group 13. November 2018
Showcase

Fertilizer from urine – bottles made from recycled material

Valuable nutrients are extracted from urine and used as fertilizer using a new recycling process. The Semadeni Plastics Group produces the packaging material of the fertilizer, consisting of 100% recycled PET, and thus makes a further important contribution to the recycling economy.

Mythentec AG 22. October 2018
Showcase

Rapid optimisation and industrialisation

Cultivation of different cells in a fully automated module is made possible through a specially developed and patented closure for cell culture bottles. Mythentec optimized the product for the production and made a fast industrialisation possible.

HATAG Handel und Technik AG 5. September 2018
Product Highlight

Space-saving production thanks to curved belts

MTF curved belts offer you the optimum alignment of your parts during the entire conveying process. This saves space and makes the production process more efficient. Hatag will be happy to advise you which MTF curved belts are most suitable!

HATAG Handel und Technik AG 5. September 2018
Showcase

Equipment for 3D print finishing

The correct finishing of additive manufactured products is often a big challenge. This showcase shows which equipment is required for the various post-processing steps - from removing the supporting structures to surface treatment and finishing.

IWK Institut für Werkstofftechnik und Kunststoffverarbeitung 4. September 2018
Service Highlight

Research and development Connection technology

Are you looking for the right joining technology for a specific challenge? Our institute is your partner for research and development in the field of connection technology. We will find the right solution for you in applied research through the use of new joining processes and new materials.

IWK Institut für Werkstofftechnik und Kunststoffverarbeitung 4. September 2018
Service Highlight

Research and development in injection moulding / PUR

The IWK is the research and development partner for companies in injection moulding and PUR. The Institute can develop fundamental solutions for problems of practical relevance.

Mythentec AG 15. August 2018
Showcase

LOW INITIAL COSTS, SUPERIOR-QUALITY PRODUCT

DAYSY is an intelligent ovulation calculator with app support that records individual menstruation cycles and evaluates these for birth control or pregnancy planning.

IWK Institut für Werkstofftechnik und Kunststoffverarbeitung 6. August 2018
Showcase

Lightweight injection molded integral foams

The thermoplastic foam injection moulding process has a high lightweight construction potential without losing rigidity. The process is particularly interesting for lightweight construction applications and is therefore being investigated at the IWK.

MAPAG Maschinen AG 26. July 2018
Showcase

ILLIG new packaging laboratory bundles Pactivity® activities

ILLIG in Heilbronn opens a state-of-the-art packaging laboratory for customized packaging development in the thermoforming sector, a real customer benefit

MAPAG Maschinen AG 20. July 2018
Product Highlight

ILLIG automatic pressure forming machine IC-RDM73K

ILLIG in Heilbronn has developed a new state of the art pressure forming machine with high output and a quick-change tooling system for thermoforming cups.

MAPAG Maschinen AG 19. July 2018
Product Highlight

ILLIG thermoforming machine RD74d

ILLIG has developed a brandnew thermoformer, which can be operated with up to 3 bar compressed air and with inexpensive tools. Further, quick and easy tool changes minimize downtimes. MAPAG Maschinen AG is your contact in Switzerland and Lichtenstein for this machine.

MAPAG Maschinen AG 19. July 2018
Product Highlight

SGM IntElect2 from Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

The second generation of the of the all-electric injection molding machines IntElect convinces with its greatly improved energy efficiency, high-precision drive technology, compact dimensions and optimum tool protection. MAPAG Maschinen AG is your Swiss contact for the machine.

XINOMER AG 12. July 2018
Showcase

Development of an e-beam crosslinked HFFR cable-compound

In close collaboration with the customer, an e-beam crosslinkable, halogen free and flame retardant (HFFR) cable-compound was developed for the Asian railway market.

XINOMER AG 10. July 2018
Service Highlight

Development of customized compounds

According to the specific requirements of our customers, Lapp Engineering develops tailor-made compounds. We formulate, produce prototype material in our in-house technical center and test the compounds according to the specification of our customers.

Mythentec AG 16. May 2018
Showcase

Sturdy material for skin contakt

The KITRIS data tracker for tennis players places high demands on the materials used: contact with the skin, sunscreen, sweat, body lotion or anti-mosquito spray. Find out why Mythentec was the right partner to realize this innovative product.

Dolder-Bigler AG 23. March 2018
Product Highlight

RTP 2000 HC Series special compounds

The special compounds of the RTP 2000 HC series disinfect medical devices in hospitals and withstand the hardest cleaning agents. FR types are available.

Dolder-Bigler AG 19. March 2018
Product Highlight

EASTMAN TRITAN™ Copolyester

Sure it's tough, it's TRITAN™ tough! EASTMAN TRITAN™ builds the bridge between copolyester and polycarbonate with its unique formulation. The material is BPA-free.

HB-Therm AG 7. December 2017
Product Highlight

Temperature control units with variable speed pumps

Which is the correct pump specification for my temperature control unit? Until now it has not been an easy question to answer as the demands, especially on universal units for injection moulding can be so widely spread, that the exact pump specification never really existed.

EMS-GRIVORY 6. October 2017
Showcase

Lightweight Design for Winners - Rear Frame of Motorcycle

Structural components are exposed to severe conditions in motocross sport and, as a result, are often made of die-cast metals. Despite this, intelligent lightweight design solutions can also be achieved for these applications us-ing high-quality performance polyamides. This is illustrated by the exa

XINOMER AG 25. September 2017
Showcase

Process optimization with biopolymers

In the processing of biopolymers into technically demanding plastic components through injection moulding the processing parameters have to be individually adjusted. In close collaboration with the customer, the suitability of biopolymers for use in cable glands was successfully verified.

KraussMaffei (Schweiz) AG 27. April 2017
Showcase

ColorForm - injection molding and high-gloss painting

Together with customer Weidplas, KraussMaffei is establishing the world's first series application of the ColorForm process, a one-shot process for injection molding and painting with high-gloss surfaces. The product is an A-pillar paneling of the new Peugeot 3008.

NETSTAL Maschinen AG 27. February 2017
Product Highlight

PET-LINE

PET-LINE from NETSTAL is a state-of-the-art production system for PET preforms and stands for maximum profitability, efficient production and lowest energy consumption.

NETSTAL Maschinen AG 21. February 2017
Product Highlight

ELIOS Series

Powerful, fast, precise, energy-efficient and user-oriented: With its innovative drive technology, the ELIOS Series sets new standards in high-performance injection molding.

Dolder-Bigler AG 6. February 2017
Showcase

Victorinox knives: safe in the hand with POLYfill® touch

Victorinox saves material and energy costs with POLYfill® touch from Polykemi. The extraordinary properties of this material from Polykemi ensure a secure hold.

Dolder-Bigler AG 6. February 2017
Showcase

Quirler from Betty Bossi: suitable for daily use with TRITAN

Thanks to TRITAN® from EASTMAN, the glass-like housing with its high-quality appearance is impact and dishwasher-safe, chemical-based and bisphenol A-free.

NETSTAL Maschinen AG 30. January 2017
Product Highlight

ELIOn Series

Fast, precise, reliable, user-friendly and efficient in operation. The ELION has all the typical Netstal features. With either an all-electric or a hybrid design, the ELION is the perfect choice for a wide range of demanding applications.

KraussMaffei (Schweiz) AG 23. January 2017
Product Highlight

PX Series

The PX series is the answer to your requests for more flexibility while increasing productivity. You can assemble your PX precisely to your production requirements from a wide selection of components based on a modular design.

KraussMaffei (Schweiz) AG 23. January 2017
Product Highlight

CX Series

With the fully hydraulic CX series, KraussMaffei offers especially compact, efficient and flexible two-platen machines. Different modules allow individual configurations for every machine – whether for contract injection molding or a technology corporation.

KraussMaffei (Schweiz) AG 23. January 2017
Product Highlight

GX Series

The GX Series sets new standards regarding performance, user comfort and value stability. Thanks to the modular design, the compact dual platen clamping unit can be individually configured with all available injection units.

KraussMaffei (Schweiz) AG 23. January 2017
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MX Series

Our MX Series is recognized around the world and is principally characterized by the hydro-mechanical dual platen clamping unit. The performance spectrum ranges from compact injection molding units with basic automation through to highly complex production cells and complete factory planning.

KraussMaffei (Schweiz) AG 23. January 2017
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Automation

Automation is becoming ever more important as a decisive success factor in production. Today, a high degree of reproducibility when inserting components, demolding finished components and linking successive production processes by way of automation are essential elements.

KraussMaffei (Schweiz) AG 23. January 2017
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Adaptive Process Control (APC) plus

The newly developed APC plus machine function from KraussMaffei immediately compensates for fluctuations in the injection molding manufacturing process. Processors will benefit from a uniformly high component quality, lower scrap and material costs and the simplified use of recyclate.

KraussMaffei (Schweiz) AG 23. January 2017
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Plastics 4.0

Plastics 4.0 - The overall concept for modern production. KraussMaffei has elaborated three strong pillars for implementing Industry 4.0 in plastic processing.

KraussMaffei (Schweiz) AG 23. January 2017
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Multinject

When it comes to selecting the right Multinject technology, a detailed analysis of the individual task at hand is just as important as the ability to choose the ideal components from a wide range of machines. KraussMaffei finds the right solution for your multicomponent process.

KraussMaffei (Schweiz) AG 23. January 2017
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CleanForm

Complete machine and process engineering that meets highest cleanliness requirements. KraussMaffei is the world's only manufacturer of injection molding machines to have already successfully implemented several Class 5 injection molding machines in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14644-1.

KraussMaffei (Schweiz) AG 23. January 2017
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SilcoSet

SilcoSet technology makes KraussMaffei’s hydraulic, electric and hybrid machines with clamping forces of 35 to 650 tonnes suitable for silicone processing – even subsequently. Turnkey solutions even provide a complete system, including the injection mold and peripherals.

Albis Impex AG 17. January 2017
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CELLIDOR - (CP) for Swiss knifes shell type handle

CELLIDOR® - Cellulosepropionat, (ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH) is the plastic compound which is used for the shell type handle of the VICTORINOX Swiss knifes.

Mythentec AG 16. January 2017
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HIGHER QUANTITIES, ENHANCED QUALITY

Compact racks with ninety-six sample tubes and caps facilitate automated diagnosis and a variety of lab processes in biotechnology and medical engineering.

motan-colortronic ag 20. December 2016
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LUXOR E A and LUXOR EM A

In order to dry hygroscopic plastics for small material throughputs or stand-alone applications, motan has developed the new, mobile dry-air dryers LUXOR E A and LUXOR EM A. Equipped with a permanently installed drying bin, the compact dryer is available with 60, 100, or 150 litres volume.

Dolder-Bigler AG 12. December 2016
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EVONIK VESTAKEEP® (PEEK): AT TOP OF THE PERFORMANCE PYRAMID

EVONIK VESTAKEEP® PEEK is available as unfilled, glass fiber and carbon fiber-reinforced grades, as well as special compounds with 10% PTFE, 10% graphite, and 10% carbon fiber each.

Dolder-Bigler AG 12. December 2016
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EVONIK CARE (PA, PEBA, PEK, PPA) FOR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

As a technology leader in material design and a company with more than 40 years of experience, EVONIK offers adapted products for the medical sector. The product portfolio includes special polymers for medical technology and biomaterials for long-term and short-term implants.

Dolder-Bigler AG 12. December 2016
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ELASTRON® (TP-E) THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERE

ELASTRON KIMYA from Turkey is certified according to ISO 9001, 14001, 17025 and TS 16949 and, in addition to a broad standard portfolio, also offers customer-specific solutions.

Dolder-Bigler AG 12. December 2016
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EASTMAN TRITAN (TM) Copolyester

Resistant, transparent and Bisphenol-A free - a Dream Team that has never existed in this diversity before helps processors to produce unbreakable products. Whether in the food sector, in medical technology or in household applications: TRITAN (TM) belongs to the Tough Guys of the scene.

Dolder-Bigler AG 12. December 2016
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DOW™ P&IP PACKAGING & INDUSTRIAL POLYMERS

DOW™ uses science to find lasting solutions that ensure a much better, safer and healthier life. DOW™ offers a wide range of innovative products and services for agriculture, food, electronics and communications.

Dolder-Bigler AG 12. December 2016
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COLOR SERVICE MASTERBATCHES

Masterbatch producer COLOR SERVICE has over 40 extrusion lines at its 11,000 m2 site in Karstein/Germany. In their modern laboratory, quality is the top priority.

Dolder-Bigler AG 12. December 2016
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COIM LARIPUR® (TPU)

LARIPUR® TPU from COIM (Italy) combines the advantages of thermoplastic products with those of polyurethane and ensures pronounced resilience and resistance.

Dolder-Bigler AG 12. December 2016
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CHEMOURS FLUORPOLYMERS

TEFLON™ and TEFZEL™ fluoropolymers from CHEMOURS carry a carbon chain in their hearts, strong like a diamond with the protective, tough skin of fluorine atoms.

Dolder-Bigler AG 12. December 2016
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POLYfill® TOUCH polypropylene compounds

Good stiffness, noble surfaces and a high scratch resistance distinguish this glass fibre reinforced polypropylene of the Swedish manufacturer Polykemi.

Dolder-Bigler AG 12. December 2016
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POLYfill® PP HBK Polypropylen Compounds

High chemical resistance, the same gloss as ABS and easy processing distinguish this product from the Swedish compound manufacturer Polykemi based in Ystad.

Dressler Group 12. December 2016
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Spherical Powder Techology: PEEK plastic powder under 80y

Increased time efficiency, less material loss, greater surface quality – the spherical powder technology (SPT) from the Dressler Group opens up completely new possibilities, for instance in moulding and 3D printing.

Arburg 24. November 2016
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Production of LED lighting - award-winning and super-fast

JESA AG produces e.g. dynamic adjustment mechanisms for LED lighting units for the automotive industry. Thanks to an Arburg turnkey system the assembly time was reduced from 90 to 10 seconds. This achievement was honoured with the Canton of Fribourg's Innovation Award.

Albis Impex AG 9. November 2016
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Rack made with High Impact Polystyrol (Alcom MED HIPS)

Customised Alcom MED compounds of HIPS with diverse additives simplify the production of racks for tips and tubes to analyse liquids in the medical industry. Also, the defined material approvals and delivery safeties can be custom-designed.

SFS intec AG, Kunststoffwerk 3. November 2016
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Over-moulding of functional geometries onto carrier bands

The CardaFlex®-technology enables precise and continuous over-moulding of diverse functional geometries onto different carrier bands to produce force transmitting parts.

IWK Institut für Werkstofftechnik und Kunststoffverarbeitung 3. November 2016
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Composite Annulus Filler for Rolls-Royce Jet Engines

Together with FACC, IWK has developed a composite annulus filler for the next generation of Rolls-Royce jet engines. The part comes as metal replacement, thus saving weight and increasing safety, and is manufactured in a cost-efficient RTM process.

prodartis AG 13. September 2016
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Individualized lens shades

ALPA realizes customized lens shades for high-end cameras with 3D printing. A parametrized CAD model allows the lens shade to adapt to each individual camera.

prodartis AG 13. September 2016
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Solar flight with laser sintered battery cooling system

Solar aviation requires pioneering achievements - in any discipline. Complex flow-optimized ducts of a cooling system are additively manufactured and allow a highly efficient battery cooling.

Semadeni Plastics Group 8. September 2016
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Trigger bottles made out of 100% recycled PET

Fripoo Produkte AG, based in Grüningen, has started to put their cleaning agent into spray bottles made from PET, a substance made from 100% recycled material. Semadeni Plastics Group is the manufacturer.

KraussMaffei (Schweiz) AG 13. July 2016
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APC - Best component quality with recycled materials

Zero-defect production: The Adaptive Process Control APC machine function immediately compensates fluctuations in the injection molding process. This makes it possible to process even difficult batches and recycled materials into components that are premium quality in every respect.

KraussMaffei (Schweiz) AG 13. July 2016
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High degree of automation results in 25 % higher efficiency

A sophisticated production system: injection molding with various metal inserts and downstream in-line quality checks for flashing to ensure the seal is good. POLYTEC PLASTICS trusts in the system competence of KraussMaffei and enjoys a 25 percent increase in efficiency.