Oerlikon introduced its cutting-edge innovations at K 2022
The focus of the K 2022 trade fair days was on topics such as reducing CO2 emissions, avoiding waste, energy efficiency and the continual expansion of the circular economy.
The Swiss Oerlikon Group’s Polymer Processing Solutions division presented itself at the K 2022 under the banner of ‘Feel the Flow. Keep Control’. The leading international trade fair took place in Düsseldorf, Germany, between October 19 and 26 this year, with around 200,000 visitors. Innovative solutions and technologies concentrating on such topics as raw material preparation based on modern polycondensation and extrusion systems, the latest recycling technologies, efficient hot runner systems, innovative coating solutions, sustainable manufacturing processes for filtration applications and high-quality gear metering pumps. Oerlikon’s team of experts were present at Stand D10 in Hall 1.
Today, innovation no longer means producing ever faster and ever more, but also producing sustainably. The focus of the eight K 2022 trade fair days was on topics such as reducing CO2 emissions, avoiding waste, energy efficiency and the continual expansion of the circular economy.
Climate neutrality, circular economy and digitalisation – the focal topics of the K 2022
“We see our technology solutions as enablers of a better world”, states Georg Stausberg, CEO, Oerlikon Polymer Processing Solutions division and CSO of the Oerlikon Group. “In the polymer processing industry, we have to come to a sustainable, closed circular economy for packaging materials and textiles, for example, while simultaneously intensively expanding the recycling of the materials used. With our current technologies and our future innovations, we support manufacturers along the entire process chain in achieving their own sustainability targets.”
From polycondensation, extrusion and pumps all the way through to hot runner systems
High-quality melt has a direct impact on the end product. It forms the basis for high-end bottle, film and fibre polyester. The efficient, high-quality Oerlikon Barmag Huitong Engineering continuous polycondensation systems produce homogeneous melt by means of a chemical reaction during which different monomers are joined together to create polymers. The benefits of having your own polycondensation system: non-reliance on external granulate manufacturers, offsetting of short-term raw material market price fluctuations and direct influence on the polymer quality. Topics that the Oerlikon polymer experts would like to discuss in person with visitors at the K 2022. These also include the new application possibilities for processing new, sustainable materials.
Numerous exhibits and virtual experiences
On the occasion of the K 2022, Oerlikon Barmag showcased eccentric screw pumps for conveying highly-filled, high-viscosity and abrasive media. Furthermore, there was also a new pump for conveying high-viscosity, shear-sensitive materials such as adhesives and silicones. Using virtual reality glasses, visitors were able to delve into the pumps themselves.
Technologies for manufacturing nonwovens and sustainable filtration applications