Kurtz Ersa Magazine

Kurtz PFM at trade fairs

It´s time to meet!

The last weeks of the year  were marked by meet-up events in the particle foam industry. October saw the inauguration of FOAM EXPO EUROPE. After two highly-successful events in the US, the European version now followed in Hanover, also meeting with a very positive response. The follow-up fair is already set for next year in Stuttgart. In November it was the turn of the VDI Particle Foam Conference in Nuremberg and the PTO EPS Conference in Las Vegas. (Report to appear in the next issue.)  At all the events, Kurtz Ersa was able to demonstrate its market leadership in particle foam, impressively presenting new developments and applications.


For three days, the fair presented highlights and innovations for manufacturers and buyers of technical foam products and technologies. Kurtz Particle Foam Machines had a fair team on the ground there and, at a stand showing sample parts and video clips, demonstrated how Kurtz GmbH will shape the moulded parts production of the future. Great interest was attracted above all by the new, high-temperature resistant materials and the matching processing technology. “Particularly in view of the ever-expanding light weight construction in motor vehicles and airplanes, stable, temperature-resistant plastics are in demand. The new Kurtz technologies in this area are absolutely ‘state of the art’ and have their finger on the pulse. We will undoubtedly be here again next year,” said Harald Sommer, Director Profit Center Particle Foam Machines at Kurtz GmbH.

VDI Particle Foam 2018 in Nuremberg

On 8 and 9 November, the VDI Particle Foam Conference was held under the chairmanship of Kurtz Managing Director Uwe Rothaug. Once again this year, it was an important meeting place for the branch with approx. 110 participants from among foam processors, raw material producers, machine manufacturers and customers coming along to the presentation of new materials and technologies. The main focus of the conference was on newly-developed particle foams such as Ecovio, E-PESU, E-PET, Infinergy and a new, biodegradable material PHBP from the company Kaneka.


Should this end up in the sea after use, the new miracle material will simply be eaten by the fish, with no consequences! New foams also demand innovative processing. The steamless processing technology from Kurtz GmbH, which operates with radio frequency waves in a temperature range up of to 250 °C, was the central attraction, consistently enjoying great interest. In summary: once again a completely successful event – and the innumerable fair contacts will undoubtedly lead to many new Kurtz customers!


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