3000 exhibitors from 61 countries will exhibit at K 2022, the world's leading trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry. Founded in 1952, K brings together innovations and solutions for the future from industry and research leaders from all over the world every three years. Hot topic 2022: circular economy, digitalisation and climate protection. Piovan Group, with the brands Piovan, Aquatech, Penta, Fdm, Energys, Progema, Doteco and Pelletron, will present innovative solutions including: Condenso, SoftBoost, Vento, Vulkano, Odor Minder and CAPchiller.
The world's number one trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry will return to the Messe Düsseldorf exhibition centre from 19 to 26 October to address the sector's current challenges: sustainability, saving the planet's resources, circular economy and digitalisation.
Piovan Group will present a complete overview of its most advanced technological solutions and its evolution during the last intensely challenging years, in which it has maintained a positive development trend, despite an unfavourable global situation, and has strengthened its global presence in particular after the recent acquisition of the American brands Conair, Thermalcare, Pelletron and Republic Machine. Constant growth within a path of 'sustainable leadership', the theme chosen to define participation in K 2022, with reference to the Group's world records and the development of patented solutions to produce with recycled plastic in line with ESG policies. With more than 200,000 visitors expected, K 2022 will once again be an excellent opportunity for the Piovan Group to showcase innovations and solutions, and the ideal platform for strengthening and forging new contacts.
Piovan Group will be exhibiting at booth C20, Hall 10, in an area of 600 square metres, which has been significantly increased since the last edition. The booth will be organised into sectors for better visitor experience: PET preforms and bottles; rigid packaging; automotive components; technical components; medical solutions; technical and thermoforming sheets; flexible films; pipes, cables and profiles; fibre and strapping; recycling and compounding.
For the first time, the brands Pelletron, part of the acquired American group, and Doteco will be present on the Piovan Group stand.
In addition to the chance to experience two virtual environments, PET and Blown Film, and a test area with InspectaBe, visitors will have the opportunity to see the Group's solutions.
There will be Winfactory 4.0, the production process control and management software developed by Piovan to ensure automatic recipe setting, prevention of human errors, production repeatability and product traceability; Winenergy, the energy efficiency monitoring and analysis system able to provide customers with a complete analysis of real consumption; and Winflo, for monitoring and control of Aquatech's industrial cooling solutions, to transform data into business-relevant information and optimise the operation and management of resources remotely.
For the dehumidification line: Condenso, specially developed for the plastics recycling process, capable of removing VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) from the process air during dehumidification with a unique energy recovery system, and SoftBoost, the solution with Piovan's new patented air channelling system that heats the granule to the core in just 40 minutes to bring it rapidly from 120 to 180 °C. This innovative hopper, specially designed for regenerated PET, reduces the thermal stress on the resin for a high quality product and improves the energy efficiency of the process.
Vento, the new film automatic cooling and thickness control system. The special ring design, conceived to minimise friction and pressure losses, optimises energy consumption while maximising efficiency, and achieves high performance in terms of 2Sigma reduction and film flatness.
The new automatic cleaning system for Grado Adroit feeders enables production changeovers, reducing time, costs and material waste.
CAPchiller, the water-cooled chiller designed for applications requiring very high temperature precision, high water flow rates relative to cooling capacity, and high pressures such as the production of caps or medical products. The solution is plug-and-play and can adapt the cooling capacity to the required heat load.
Special attention will also be paid to analysis tools. Vulkano, the new portable instrument for measuring the presence of VOCs in process air and monitoring filter saturation, will be on show: it allows the lifespan of filters to be maximised and their effectiveness to be verified at any time. You will be able to view Odor Minder, the compact in-line electronic nose designed to verify the effectiveness of the post-consumer plastic deodorisation process. In addition, it will be possible to test visitors' finished products (sheets and bottles) or semi-finished products (granules and preforms) in PET and rPET for benzene or acetaldehyde using the Inspecta analyser.
Come visit us at stand C20, hall 10.