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Resisting the heat

The Euro 6 exhaust gas standard demands considerable reductions in emissions of nitrogen oxide, hydrocarbons and soot particles, compared with previous requirements. In order to meet the new limits, the automotive industry is relying on low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation as well as reductions in engine size, coupled with turbocharging to maintain the same or achieve a higher performance. These developments lead to much higher levels of loading in the charge air duct and to considerably higher temperatures and pressures.


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First-of-its-size: injection blow molded 3L Fernbach flask

TriForest Labware has developed a polycarbonate 3L Fernbach flask that the company says is the first of its size made using the injection blow molding process. As the 3L flask is made from virtually unbreakable thermoplastic material as opposed to glass, it is much less likely to break, thereby significantly lowering the risk of lab technicians being exposed to biohazardous materials that may be in the flask. Unlike other plastic flasks of this size which are usually extrusion blow molded, the TriForest Labware 3L flask uses SABIC’s Lexan HP resin which can deliver thicker walls and enhanced optical clarity, enabling real-time sample measurement similar to glass, but with greater durability. In addition, the flask can withstand autoclave sterilization means the flasks can be reused multiple times. 

SABIC will be displaying the TriForest Labware 3L flask during MD&M West from February 11-13, 2014, in Anaheim, California.

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TriForest Labware works with SABIC to develop first-of-its-kind 3L Fernbach flask (photo: SABIC)


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The product is the goal

Author: Waldemar Schmitke

Kautex is a manufacturer of extrusion blow moulding machines with headquarters in Bonn, Germany and additional offices in China, India, Russia and Italy: it has production facilities in Germany and China. At the K fair in Düsseldorf in 2013 I met the Chairman of the Board and co-owner of  Kautex Maschinenbau, Mr Olaf Weiland.

Mr Olaf Weiland, Chairman of the Board of Kautex, in front of the all-electric KBB 60 blow moulding machine exhibited at the K fair


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Power to the markets

Author: Waldemar Schmitke

The privately run company, Bekum, headquarters in Berlin, Germany, ranks among the pioneers in the blow moulding machines market. Items that have been developed and constructed since the company set up in 1959 include extrusion blow moulding machines for the dairy, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, automotive, chemicals and packaging industries. At the K fair I met the new CEO at the Bekum Maschinenfabriken, Andreas Kandt, who held various leading functions at Bekum from 1982 to 1995. In his current position the task is to align a tradition-based company with the changing markets and achieve a further increase in sales.


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