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2022 Program

June 28th

8h30 AM - 9H50 AM

Official Opening

Scenario of the plastics transformers market in Brazil and perspectives for the sector

Marcos Ferreira do Nascimento / Economic Advisor / Abiplast 

Preview on hot topics for Injection Moulders at the K-Trade Fair in October 2022

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reinhard Schiffers /Machinery Design engineer in plastic industry 

The speech will be on what will be presented at the 70-year anniversary K-Trade Fair in Dusseldorf. In addition to the latest machine and controls technology, the focus will be on circular economy, digitization and climate protection topics. In this context, it will also be necessary to take a look at the political framework conditions and their effects.

Questions & Answers

9h50 AM - 10h20 AM - Coffee-Break 

  10h20 AM - 12h40 PM 

Advancing Sustainability 
Regiane Dutra / Responsible for application development in Brazil and Pacific Coast / ExxonMobil 

Laura Martinelli - South America Customer & Application Development / ExxonMobil / Brasil

ExxonMobil is taking action to enable a circular economy for plastics by offering plastic recycling solutions and increasing the supply of certified circular plastics. Our advanced recycling facility in the US is operational and we have plans to expand our global plastic waste recycling capacity to 1 billion pounds per year by end of 2026.  Additionally we are collaborating across the value chain on initiatives to help improve collection and sorting systems so that more plastic can be recycled. In this presentation we are going to provide an overview of what we are doing to help advance sustainability and the role we see advanced and mechanical recycling technologies playing to create a circular economy for plastics. 

Due to the prevalence and importance of mechanical recycling today in Latin America, we will then focus the presentation on the mechanical recycle landscape of the region and discuss several additive approaches taken towards compatibilizing mixed PP/PE and its post-consumer recycle, with a view to how much mechanical properties were improved, how compatibility is achieved, and discuss a couple application examples.

 Challenges and solutions for closed-loop PCR packaging (PET-PS-PP-PE) 

Andres F. Grunewald / Latin America Gneuss Director / Brasil

The development of new technologies allows today to meet the packaging market with the use of post-consumer waste in direct contact with food. Today, the use of post-consumer packaging materials from various polymers in the manufacture of new packaging is real. Initially, the present technology only allowed PET bottles to be recycled into new bottles or thermoformed food packaging. Currently, the technology allows the manufacture of food packaging from post-consumer waste of PS, PP and PE from purely mechanical recycling.


- Collection
- Reject recovery
- Washing processes
- Food grade decontamination
- Case studies

Quality upgrade of recycled plastics

Manuela Feuerstein / Sales Manager / Eisbär / Áustria

When we are talking about recycling of plastics, we have to face different issues to reach an improvement and upgrade of the products. Eisbär systems are specialised on PP and PET recycling. HDPE post consumer packagings have a certain smell left, which is not disappearing after the regranulation. Together with Erema, Eisbär developed a system called "Refresher", that is able to remove the odours almost completely. Furthermore Eisbär is providing expertise for PET to PET recycling processes and will show some insights, ticks and tricks about crystallising and drying.  

Questions & Answers

 12h40 PM - 2h20 PM - Lunch 

 2h20 PM - 6 PM  

Challenges and solutions of recycled plastics in injection moulding

Klaus Fellner / In-house consultant for circular economy & recycling / ENGEL 

New Technologies  and process optimization gives opportunities in the usage of recycling materials. The lecture gives answers to the following questions:  Which kind of recycling plastics can be used in injection moulding?  Which technologies are available for processing of recycling materials on an injection moulding machine? How to increase the amount of recycling material and the recyclability of a product? A prospective of recycled Material in the injection moulding business will be given.   

Directcompounding brings new opportunities to the circular economy and the injection molding industry

Franz-Xaver Keilbach /  Global Product Manager Circular Economy / KraussMaffei / Germany

For injection molding, washed recyclates or plastic waste with limited contaminations are the perfect input material for directcompounding solutions. Invented by KraussMaffei the systems combine extrusion and injection molding. Two different machine platforms enable the production of small housings up to big and heavy pallets. Besides sustainability, the substitution of additional costs for compounding of the polymer is an important benefit. Within short time the operator reduces remarkable expenses.

Practical solutions for resource-efficient production in injection molding
Ing. Philipp Lenzinger / Area Sales Manager - Central/South America  / Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH 

How can production costs be reduced due to rising raw material costs? What are the additional advantages of currently looking at new technologies in injection molding and what solutions are available in terms of energy savings in the production process?
Proven technologies in combination with practical solutions can bring enormous savings in raw materials in today's plastic injection molding. In this presentation we will give an insight into the possibilities we have to ensure a resource-efficient and energy-saving production going in line with highest productivity and product quality.

Questions & Answers

Twin screw extruders enable high quality and high quantity for recycled plastics
Franz-Xaver Keilbach / Global Product Manager Circular Economy / KraussMaffei / Germany

The circular economy looks more and more for high quality recyclates. Besides chemical recycling processes or comparable solutions, mechanical recycling is also able to reach high expectations on such requirements. The twin screw extruder brings the opportunity to recycle polymer waste and add fillers or additives within the same machine. The machine guaranties high mechanical parameters as well as homogeneity in color and material. Nowadays even the automatic control of color deviation is possible. With stripping agents and degassing devices malodorous volatiles can be reduced massively.

 Solutions for crushing and grinding plastic materials  

André Luis Lavignati - Director - TRIA do Brasil

In-line post-industrial thermoplastic material recovery system with production lines, off-line, post-consumer plastic material crushing and grinding systems. What is necessary to obtain a quality grinding with total reuse of materials.

Questions & Answers

 After Q&A - Cocktail  

June 29th

8h30 AM - 10h10 AM

Digitalization and networking to support the injection molding process
Ing. Philipp Lenzinger / Area Sales Manager - Central/South America / Wittmann Battenfeld GmbH / Áustria

Everyone is talking about Digitalization and Industry 4.0 in the present time. But what solutions are already on the market and what opportunities will new technologies offer in the future?
In this presentation, we will give an overview of current solutions for digitization in injection molding and how they can support the user at the machine. We also want to give an insight into the advantages of a complete networking of the production cell and how a specially developed MES software enables the interface between man and machine to make optimal use of time and resources.

Artificial intelligence in injection molding - The future of machine learning
Dr. Thorsten Thümen / Senior Director Of Technology / Sumitomo (SHI) Demag / Germany

  • Brief overview of Global Market trends in Injection Moulding, Growth Areas, Materials and Processing Trends.

  • Exploring the advantages and challenges of implementing Machine Learning (ML) techniques in a smart factory environment. The enabling technologies which allow the implementation of ML in the factory – OPC-UA etc. The methods and techniques to model the process, the advantages and drawbacks of where the modelling work is performed (on the machine or separately).              

  • Looking at how AI can help with optimizing the injection process to deliver higher quality and output, while at the same time reducing the requirement for the intervention of skilled staff.

  • An explanation of the enabling technologies and techniques which make this possible, as well as considering the problems and pitfalls.   

Questions & Answers

 10h10 AM - 10H40 AM - Coffee-Break

10h40 AM - 12h20 PM

How digital solutions consistently support injection moulders

Hannes Zach / Sales Director Digital Solutions / ENGEL / Áustria 

Digitization is a big buzzword. But why should an injection moulder deal with it? Using practical examples, we show how digital solutions from ENGEL support injection molders in the various phases such as design, sampling, production and maintenance. Take the chance and find out how you can optimize and improve your production.

Managing Digital Solutions and how digitalisation supports the circular economy.

Benjamin Franz / Digital Solutions Manager / ARBURG / Germany
Stephan Reich  / Head of IT Application Development / ARBURG / Germany

  • What exactly does Digitization mean?

  • What benefits can it bring to your company?

  • How digitization can support the circular economy.

  • What innovations in machinery and control technologies will be key to digitizing your process.

Questions & Answers

12h20 PM - 2 PM - Lunch

2 PM - 6 PM

Visual inspection systems for Caps, Preforms, Bottles; as a digital solution - "Factory Concept" 
George Kobel / South America Sales Manager / IMDvista

IMD  offers on-line product inspection at high or low speed that allows the producer to control and take measures to ensure that the process is of high quality and productive.

Vision inspection is supervised by a software and cameras solutions, which play an essential role for any such a production plant. The software platform solution enables the plant to collect all information on time and therefore avoid false production and the loss of second stage cycles.


Solutions for automation and production efficiency with the latest innovation for visual inspection, applied on caps, preforms or bottles will ensure 100% production quality.

IMD can offer a wide range of OFF-IN-LINE monitoring and inspection systems - for injection or blow moulding technology on existing or new lines, allowing closed loop and short reaction time to production cycles and applications for Industry 4.0.

Plant Connectivity, the future of injection molding
Jeziel de Oliveira / Technical Manager / ARBURG /  Brazil

  • Connectivity concepts

  • Connecting machines without modern interfaces

  • IIo T- Gateway  as the way for "Conected Services"

  • Interface OPC - UA

Solving problems before they occur, the eyes of Industry 4.0
Daniel Carrillo  / Latin America Sales Manager / INTRAVIS / EUA

Inspection technology plays a vital part in the Plastic Packaging Industry to prevent product errors or contamination, which could result in high costs and damage to brands, but what do vision systems bring to the table when it comes to industry 4.0? The system explores innovations in plastic packaging inspection with vision technology, and the importance of process data to close the loop and offer the unique possibility for the inspection system to drive process optimization.

Questions & Answers


Increasing productivity on quick mold change process

Genivaldo Batista - Business Coordinator on Plastics Industry - Staubli

Reducing setup time to improve productivity has been one of the biggest challenges of the plastic industry in recent decades. This presentation is an opportunity to enrich your knowledge about new technologies in the plastics industry and learn even more about the trends of the new digital manufacturing.


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