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INNONET Kunststoff presents innovative plastics technologies at KPA trade fair

INNONET Kunststoff, a leading business network from southern Germany, is about to present a range of ground-breaking technologies and materials in the plastics sector at the KPA – Kunststoffprodukte Aktuell trade fair in Ulm, together with its partners HoliMaker, Mexa3D and matriq. This cooperation symbolizes not only the strength of shared resources and expertise, but also the will to face new challenges in the plastics industry.

Janet Rosenberger, INNONET Cluster Manager: “The plastics industry is facing new challenges and we firmly believe that collective expertise and shared resources are the keys to the solution. Only together can we overcome the huge challenges we face as a plastics industry!”

A highlight of the trade fair will be matriq’s DynamicMold technology, which enables individual marking of plastic products directly in the injection molding process.

“With matriq, we want to make a valuable contribution to traceability and the implementation of the circular economy by using microtechnology to emboss 2D codes on plastic components in milliseconds during the moulding process using miniaturized heater arrays,” says Konstantin Kraut, Head of Sales at matriq. “The 8 mm mold insert is installed in the mold in a similar way to a classic pressure sensor and carries out the markings autonomously, i.e. independently of the machine,” adds Isabelle Herzog (technical sales) from matriq.

Mexa3D presents an innovation in 3D printing: Freeform Injection Molding (FIM), which combines the advantages of additive manufacturing with injection molding.

Jan Geese – Mexa3D: “Freeform Injection Molding (FIM) combines the best of additive manufacturing and injection molding. Instead of waiting weeks or months for your injection mold, you can now print it in just a few hours and test it immediately. The mold inserts are compatible with thousands of commercially available injection molding materials, including the one you will ultimately need for series production. This drastically reduces development times and iteration cycles. I am delighted to be able to present this ingenious innovation at the KPA.”

Udo Eckloff, general importer of HoliMaker products for Germany and Austria: “In a record-breakingly fast development project, we launched a pioneering collaboration last week. This is undoubtedly the fastest development project I have ever had the pleasure of supporting.”

INNONET Plastics invites interested parties to experience the technologies live in Hall 1, Stand A11 and to take part in a panel discussion focusing on the creation of added value along the plastics value chain. This event offers a unique opportunity to gain insights into the latest developments in the plastics sector and see how collaboration drives innovation.

Aurélien Stoky, developer and CEO of the startup HoliMaker SAS France, adds: “We have set up many concepts with customers and development partners in the past. But this international project, in which we were able to develop the tool design within a very short time and realize it through our cooperation partners, meets our goals exactly: To bring a product or process in the plastics industry to life through the use of HoliMaker and the use of 3D printed injection molds and other components! We are looking forward to the reaction of our visitors!”

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