Arburg Greenworld: Arburg Presents Sustainable Plastic Parts Production
With its communications drive “There is only a Plan A”, Arburg is dedicating itself strategically and operationally to the important global issues surrounding sustainability, the circular economy and CO2 reduction at K 2022. This multifaceted topic will be highlighted in a very focused way in the arburg greenworld pavilion in the VDMA Circular Economy Forum. In addition, a wide range of sustainable solutions will be on display at the Arburg stand “13A13”.
In the arburg greenworld pavilion, visitors will find out, for example, how plastics can be separated by type and returned to the cycle with the help of digitalisation. Both there and with several exhibits at the stand, Arburg will be demonstrating live how All rounders process various PIR and PCR recyclates with process reliability.
A prime example: “Greenline” anchors made of bioplastics
In the arburg greenworld pavilion, an electric Allrounder 370 A produces “Greenline” anchors from Fischer, one of the market leaders for fastening systems and “Black Forest neighbour” of Arburg. The machine is equipped with the recyclate package and Arburg’s new “aXw Control RecyclatePilot”, which ensures a stable shot weight by means of adaptive process control. The anchors are made of PA6.10, which consists of 50 per cent renewable raw materials. The sprue is deposited directly in a mill and the regrind is fed straight back into the process as post industrial recyclate (PIR) and reused. The give-away is thus a shining example of a successful circular economy.
Practical applications for PIR and PCR processing
At the main stand 13A13, a hybrid Allrounder 1120 H produces housing halves that are finished off with other components to create aesthetically pleasing, high-quality tool cases. The centre section, handle and the closing clips were pre-manufactured at Arburg in Lossburg on Allrounders from a post-industrial recyclate (PIR) on the basis of PET films. An electric Allrounder 470 A, equipped with the Recyclate Package and the new “aXw Control RecyclatePilot”, produces the same handles live at K 2022 from post-consumer recyclate (PCR) on the basis of PP.
Other sustainable applications:
- A networked, compact turnkey system is based on a vertical Allrounder 375 V with a six-axis robot and Arburg Turnkey Control Module (ATCM) and produces a bicycle tool from recycled PA66/6 (GF50).
- A hydraulic Allrounder 270 S compact produces tweezers from PPS recyclate, the sprue is fed back into the process.
- An electric Allrounder 720 A with the new injection unit 1300 produces IML cups from PP monomer material. The plastic is biomass-balanced and ISCC-certified.
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