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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
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
18 Two BOYs at the Mexican Plastimagen 2016
22 Interplastica: High level of interest despite
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 &
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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.
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 www.apmtinc.com or contact Alex W. Reed, CEO, 1078 S. Gayoso St., New Orleans, LA 70125, Office: (504) 777-2804, Fax: (504) 777-2818, Email: Alex.email@example.com
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