180 Years towards Injection Moulding Brilliance
June 20, 2018
Key Plastics operates an ongoing programme of investment to ensure that we are working with the latest technologies available to the plastics sector. For many years we have invested in injection moulding machinery produced by the leading global manufacturer KraussMaffei. So we were delighted to get the opportunity to visit their facilities at Munich, Germany recently – as part of their celebrations to mark 180 years in business – that’s quite an achievement!
This was a great opportunity to network with other businesses operating in the plastics sector across Europe and the event was organised as a “Competence Forum”, with plenty of plastics expertise being shard and discussed. And of course we all face the same kind of challenges and opportunities – naturally Bioplastic was a hot topic, given the recent European strategy statement on plastics. As Key Plastics already has the facilities to manufacture components with bioplastics, and we have supplied many customers with biodegradable plastic parts, we felt that we were ahead of the competition in this respect.
The forum was a hive of activity and our agenda was packed for the two days – with live demos of new machinery and capabilities, trade exhibitors, expert talks and more. We took a guided tour through the production and assembly facilities and It was great to learn how a simple ironworks transformed itself into a multinational brand producing cutting-edge plastics machinery – though they did have 18 decades to do that!
We congratulate KraussMaffei on their longevity and pioneering spirit and we look forward to partnering with this premium supplier for many years ahead……