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Starlinger: bundled expertise on PET at K 2016

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Starlinger & Co. Ges.m.b.H. at this year’s K will focus on PET treatment and the processing of rPET in innovative packaging solutions.

“Over the last two decades, Starlinger has acquired a great deal of know-how relating to PET. Now we are able to draw on this, with new packaging applications that benefit from the outstanding properties of PET and rPET,” explained Hermann Adrigan, Sales Director at Starlinger.

Starlinger textile packaging has developed proprietary technology for the production of woven tape fabric from up to 100 % rPET flakes. Since the properties of rPET match those of virgin material, fabric woven from rPET has exceptionally high tensile strength coupled with a high creep modulus. It is extremely resistant and retains shape stability over a long period of time even under the effects of load and temperature exposure – advantages which make PET fabric the material of choice for a wide range of new applications.

Also in keeping with the focus on PET are the viscoSTAR SSP reactor and the viscoSHEET line from Starlinger viscotec. With the viscoSTAR SSP reactor, PET pellets or flakes are decontaminated and rendered suitable for use in applications with food contact while increasing the intrinsic viscosity (IV) of the material. viscoSHEET lines produce sheet from up to 100 % rPET – out of flakes from production waste, skeleton waste, or edge trims. Along with the viscoSTAR SSP reactor, individual components of the viscoSHEET line such as calender and winder will be on display at K.

A milestone in Starlinger’s history will enjoy a prominent place at K 2016: the AD*STAR sack. The all-rounder now serves the building, chemical, agricultural and food product industries with over 7.5 billion sacks per year.

Another packaging product being featured is the IC*STAR sack which is welded at the bottom instead of sewn. This new process makes for a stronger sack bottom as well as material savings and lower maintenance during production.

Starlinger recycling technology will be in Hall 9, showing a recoSTAR dynamic recycling line in operation. In addition, Starlinger recycling technology will be presenting two world “firsts” at this year’s K exhibition: new technology for processing polyester, and a pioneering process for refinement of pellet material.

The latest technological developments in the fields of woven sack production and plastics reprocessing will be available for viewing at the in-house exhibition on Starlinger’s own premises, to be held from 17 – 19 October and 24 – 28 October respectively. Among the highlights will be the conversion line multiKON KX, on which IC*STAR sacks are closed by welding, the new starEX 1600 tape line for PP and HDPE tapes with a production speed of 550 m/min, and the newest winding technology for PP and PE tapes. Another focal point will be, as always, AD*STAR production technology; interested parties can also learn more about the production of PET tapes and fabric.

Starlinger at K 2016:

  • Starlinger textile packaging: Hall 16, stand B 47
  • Starlinger recycling technology: Hall 9, stand D 21
  • Starlinger viscotec: Hall 16, stand B 47
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