Sustainability and automation as a guideline
Did you expect it so soon?
The entire market is undergoing an overall transformation to meet the requirements of sustainability and automation. If you want to bring future-proof products to the market, from now on you must first orientate yourself to these requirements.
As a result of this reorientation, nonsensical packaging is disappearing and local production of components and moulds is once again becoming an issue, because it is unacceptable that cheap products and cheap tools are imported from Asia without taking into account the resulting emissions.
Through improved information and differentiation, the resulting distorted picture in the field of plastics processing must again be corrected in all openness and objectivity. This also has to be done with a proof of sustainability, which is already possible, because for many bioplastics it can be read and compared in the database “GABI”.
Especially in difficult times, trade fairs and events are important in order to jointly implement the new orientation now.
Many sustainable technologies and products could not be implemented in plastics processing because saving under the motto “stinginess is cool” has prevented their sensible use for decades.
Here the consumer is then also called upon to defend himself against this motto and no longer to buy products from companies that argue in this way. So that the consumer can clearly recognise sustainable production, we need labelling similar, for example, to “fair-trade” for other products.
At the Technology Day for Product Development, Mould Making and Production on 14.02.2020 in Hannover Langenhagen, sustainability concepts will be presented and many new ideas discussed.
But there are also new results: The summary of the “BioMat” research project on the use of bioplastics is presented.
The WBA from Aachen even asks the question:
“Is the tool design ready for a revolution?”