Country Focus Kautex will unveil a newly developed sixlayer extrusion head for its blow moulding machine
At the show, the KCC10S MK3 will be producing a 1,000 ml sixlayer milk bottle. The single station machine has a CP50 extrusion head, the first six-layer head for consumer packaging made in the Chinese factory. The heads of this new series have a minimum centre distance of 140 mm and will be available with up to six parisons. The extrusion heads are made at Kautex’s Chinese Kautex plant in Shunde. Kautex also now operates three technical research centres around the world, in Germany, US, and at the end of 2018 it opened another one in Shunde. Here, new applications are developed, prototypes and pilot moulds are produced and materials and production processes are tested. Meanwhile, German thermoforming machine maker Kiefel will showcase its automatic pressure forming machine KMD 78.1, touted as “fast for high volumes, economic for smaller jobs”, in the production of food or non-food articles. It can also be used with most thermoforming materials such as PP, PE, PS APET or CPET to produce products like trays, containers, hinged boxes, blisters, bowls, lids and inserts, says Kiefel.
Kiefel will showcase its automatic pressure forming machine
Kiefel says it was a forerunner in integrated plug-assist drive and BFS system in KMD type machine addressing increasing product challenges. The machines have a modular design and are configurable to customers’ requirements. At Chinaplas, the pressure forming machine will produce trays from PP film material with a 12-up cavity tool. Complete with a watertight lid the tray is targeted for take-away soups or liquids. Auxiliary equipment to aid the processing sector Stuttgart-headquartered Coperion GmbH has reason to celebrate this year since it will be the 15th anniversary of its STS twin-screw extruder, which has now been expanded by one more extruder size: the new STS 25 Mc11 extruder with a 25 mm screw diameter. The latter is designed especially for R&D as well as for production of small batch sizes and will be shown for the first time at Chinaplas.