For Gneuss Kunststofftechnik (Bad Oeynhausen, Germany) the „K“ show was more than successful. A whole fireworks display of new products for the processing and recycling of plastics were presented to visitors from all over the world. The result of a long term development programme, Gneuss presented a large number of innovative new products, tailored for special applications in the manufacture of products from plastics.
“We are extremely pleased that nearly all of our long term customers visited us at the „K“, that we were able to meet a large number of new potential customers and that we were able to close some interesting new deals. The proportion of international contacts was over 75 % with most of these from Europe but also many from North and South America”.
Andrea Koßmann, marketing.
The interests of the visitors was as diverse as their nationalities. The MRS extruder for polyester processing (and also for polyolefin recycling) was and is a magnet of attention.
The interest in polyester and polyolefin recycling with highly contaminated materials was reflected in a continued high demand for the Gneuss filtration systems. The RSFgenius and SFXmagnus ranges with their technical and economic advantages attracted increased attention, as did the new RSFgenius M and the SFXmagnus R (with integrated back flushing) ranges which represent an ideal addition to the existing ranges. The new SFpvc screen changer, specially developed for processing rigid PVC with high contamination loads also drew a great deal of attention.
The safety pressure overload cut out system according to EN 1114 was a much discussed subject with regard to measurement technology. Gneuss, with its “EPM” system has a comprehensive solution for this, with the maximum safety and reliability.
Fig 1: Gneuß booth at the „K“ 2013
During the „K“ show, Gneuss offered a shuttle service to its technical centre in Bad Oeynhausen. There, potential customers could see a complete sheet line for PET in operation. The line consists of a Multi Rotation System extruder MRS 90, Gneuss process and pressure constant filtration system RSFgenius 90 and the Gneuss Online Viscometer VIS. This line processes 100 % PET bottle flakes without any pre-treatment whatsoever to high quality food contact sheet for thermoforming.
This service (which also ran during the weekend) was well received. Numerous visitors were impressed by the high transparency, low haze and low yellowness of the food contact quality sheet.
Fig. 2: Line for PET thermoforming sheet at the Gneuss technical centre in Bad Oeynhausen.
In recent years, Gneuss has grown at a rapid rate. The reason behind this growth is the consistent innovative development of its products, which are developed to closely match the changing requirements of its customers and of the market. This development is part of the long term company strategy. In recent years, Gneuss has also transformed itself from being a component supplier to a complete turnkey system supplier. The main market is the processing of polyester, where Gneuss has set new standards – particularly with regard to the use of recycled material.
In order to come to terms with the rapid growth of the customer, further new buildings are already planned for the next 6 months at the company´s headquarters in Bad Oeynhausen.