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  • Vol.4 No.1 | January-February 2016 | New Delhi | India

    Smart Manufacturing

    Process Analyzers

    ChinaplasGreenovation for a Smart Future!

    Innovative locking technology for the automotive industry

    Chinaplas 2016: Arburg to exhibit complete plastic parts production range

    WITTMANN BATTENFELD at Chinaplas 2016 in Shanghai

    Plastics shape

    the future SPECIAL SHOW at K 2016

    Ultra-high resolution, flexibility, total decoration quality COLORA CAP, no limits to imagination

  • Plastics & Rubber Review | January-February 2016 | 3

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    Vol.4 No.1 | January-February 2016 | New Delhi, India

    I n T h e P a g e s

    Plastics Industry 4.0

    The rapid and consequent utilization of the potential of

    digitalization for the industry - Internet of things, services

    and people - will be of utmost importance for the

    competitive ability and the survival of corporations in the

    decades to come. All sectors of the organization will

    be affected ranging from research and development,

    through production to logistics, and administration.

    Actually, it is expected that entire business models have

    to face fundamental changes. An examination of this

    complex subject is mandatory, hence, for every company.

    Industry 4.0 or Cyber Physical Systems are artificial terms

    meaning basically the same: physical and virtual systems are linked to each other to obtain

    more efficient and sustainable processes in corporate production and all related sectors.

    Using the injection moulding process as an example, the importance of the subject for the

    plastics industry may be shown: it is the target to optimize process parameters already

    during the simulation phase and to transfer results to the injection-moulding machine..

    This means gaining real-time data from the machinery, tools, processes and services and

    make them usable for simulation, monitoring and quality processes. In practise: forward

    displacement of the start-up phase of the production process and the tool operation into

    the computer to facilitate variational calculus for a stable and robust manufacturing process

    right from the beginning. By doing so expensive tool modification e.g. can be reduced or

    even completely avoided. Required know-how and information from other sites or from

    external partners can be provided

    in real time by using internet-based


    Implementation status in the plastic industry The advancement in realization

    of process digitalization is varying

    in throughout the plastic industry.

    Suppliers of injection moulding

    machinery are frontrunners

    together with technological

    institutes as is the case with big

    companies with in-house plastics processing. Some raw material suppliers and especially

    small plastic processing companies are still struggling to define their optimal approach in

    dealing with chances and risks of digitalization. Open questions e.g. about interfaces and

    data security are obstructing the fast realization of the huge potential given.

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hopmann 4 Smart Manufacturing Process Analyzers

    6 Greenovation for a Smart Future

    8 AMUT - Partner of the Italian Technology

    Awards Project

    10 Multi-layer Cast Film Equipment

    13 Sacmi MVS range to get a worldwide


    14 Polymer technologies featured at CHINAPLAS

    16 Innovative locking technology for the

    automotive industry

    18 Two BOYs at the Mexican Plastimagen 2016

    22 Interplastica: High level of interest despite

    difficult times

    27 Classicx Multi-layer Coextrusion Blown Film

    Machine Customized Solution / High Efficiency

    28 innovative peripheral punching technology

    31 Ultra-high resolution, flexibility, total decoration

    quality COLORA CAP, no limits to imagination

    34 Chinaplas 2016: Arburg to exhibit complete

    plastic parts production range

    36 WITTMANN BATTENFELD at the Chinaplas

    2016 in Shanghai

    42 Frank Herzog voted Best CEO in the Additive

    Manufacturing Industry 2015

    48 Eliminating shortages of skilled staff

    52 Plastics shape the future SPECIAL SHOW at K


    54 Automation to Significantly Reduce Waste &

    Boost Productivity

  • 4 | January-February 2016 | Plastics & Rubber Review

    for Polymer Reaction Monitoring and Characterization (PolyRMC).

    John Christie, Executive Director, Tulane Office of Technology Transfer, said Tulane University is proud to have APMT, Inc. as a start-up company, a licensee and a research collaborator. The team at APMT has demonstrated their ability to develop novel technology and deliver meaningful results to industry. We look forward to APMTs impact on the polymer industry, reducing energy consumption and product waste. The polymer industry will be a more sustainable and cost-efficient industry thanks to APMT.

    The underlying technology for the companys automatic continuous online monitoring of polymer reactions (ACOMP) product line, was developed in Prof. Reeds lab over the past 16 years. The commercialization of this technology allows manufacturers to monitor fundamental polymer properties continuously during the reaction enabling much more efficient control over the quality of the product and the use of production, feedstock and energy inputs.

    APMTs other product line, Argen, is a 16 channel light scattering tool that enables researchers and manufacturers to rapidly and continuously monitor the stability of their products under varying stressor conditions. Argen applications include characterization of biopharmaceutical stability, polymer degradation, and stability of other formulations such as paints, electronic materials and nano-particle suspensions. The technology enabling the Argen product line was also developed by Prof. Reeds team at Tulane.

    John Christie added, Dr. Reed is by every measure a highly productive and valued faculty member. The technology at the core of APMT represents Dr. Reeds vision and focused efforts over the course of a remarkable career. It is tremendously satisfying to see it reach the market.

    APMT maintains a close relationship with Tulane, including collaborative research projects advancing capabilities and applications of both ACOMP and Argen, and training of over 18 interns in engineering physics, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, business and law.

    APMTs management team is comprised of Alex W. Reed, CEO, Michael F. Drenski, CTO, Prof. Wayne F. Reed, CSO, and Dr. W.R. Bill Bottoms, Chairman.

    About APMT

    Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies, Inc. develops, manufactures and distributes products and services for the real time monitoring and control of polymer reactions across all synthetic and natural polymer sectors from R&D through high volume industrial production. For more information, please visit or contact Alex W. Reed, CEO, 1078 S. Gayoso St., New Orleans, LA 70125, Office: (504) 777-2804, Fax: (504) 777-2818, Email:

    Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies, Inc. founded to commercialize

    Smart Manufacturing Process Analyzersbased on Technology licensed from Tulane University

    Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies, Inc., or APMT, a spin-out company based on Tulane University technology, has released two products for polymer and biotechnology applications. APMT entered into an exclusive license agreement with Tulane for a number of patents and patent applications invented by Prof. Wayne F. Reed, Director, Tulane Center

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