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arburgGREENworld: 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 arburgGREENworld 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 arburgGREENworld 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 Allrounders process various PIR and PCR
recyclates with process reliability.

A prime example: “Greenline” anchors made of bioplastics
In the arburgGREENworld 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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