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Evonik to Show Its Colors at Fakuma 2009

Published on 2009-09-22. Author : SpecialChem

GERMANY, FRIEDRICHSHAFEN / MARL -- Maximum flexibility when it comes to plastics coloring is what Evonik will be demonstrating at the Fakuma International Tradefair for Plastics Processing due to be held in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Visitors to Evonik's exhibition booth will each receive a small gift-something practical made of plastic. Each of these gift items will come in a color individually selected by the visitor only minutes earlier and applied using POLYTREND® liquid colors in conjunction with the electric JSW injection-molding machine distributed by Evonik's cooperation partner Windsor. This will give plastics processors a live demonstration of just how quick and simple it is to use the POLYTREND® system to blend their own colors and then work them into plastics.

Evonik will be showcasing two different coloring systems at the Fakuma. POLYTREND® Color Infusion combines specially developed liquid system colors and a specifically developed, automated precision-mixing station. It allows plastics processors to create, on their own, exactly the color they need and in the quantity desired, with zero prerunning time.

POLYTREND® Color Infusion Plus, on the other hand, represents the logical extension of the first system. It allows the desired color to be mixed and fed directly into the processing machine. POLYTREND® Color Infusion Plus makes it easy to adjust color settings during production and to switch colors more quickly than is possible using conventional systems.

"Thanks to POLYTREND®, even small batches can be quickly and economically produced," says Marketing Manager Frank Huynen, "thereby doing away with the necessity of producing large batches of color. You don't need to stick forever to the color you chose. Instead, it's now possible to switch colors after a short while, or after a small number of units."

The upcoming event will be the 20th Fakuma to date. It's one of the world's biggest tradefairs for plastics processing, attracting more than 40,000 visitors last year.

About Evonik:

Evonik Industries is the creative industrial group from Germany which operates in three business areas: Chemicals, Energy and Real Estate. Evonik is a global leader in specialty chemicals, an expert in power generation from hard coal and renewable energies, and one of the largest private residential real estate companies in Germany. Our strengths are creativity, specialization, continuous self-renewal, and reliability. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In its fiscal year 2008 about 41,000 employees generated sales of about €15.9 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of about €2.2 billion.

Source: Evonik

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