KraussMaffei: New online format HEY! TALKS connects customers and experts

With HEY! TALKS online talk-shows, KraussMaffei will this year provide compact information on novelties in plastics processing. Six half-hour talk rounds will take place from 20 – 22 October 2020. The themes will range from digitalisation in service and production, innovations in injection moulding, extrusion and reaction process machinery, to solutions that promote the circular economy, plastics recycling and recompounding.

KraussMaffei invitation to the new digital online format HEY! TALKS from 20 – 22 October 2020. (Source: KraussMaffei)

With the new online format HEY! TALKS, KraussMaffei will use modern webinar technology to provide information on solutions and novelties in direct contact with the customers. The topic selection of the first HEY! TALK in October 2020 will appeal to plastics experts from various sectors. The logistics and packaging industry will be addressed, as will experts on consumer goods, automotive specialists and the recycling industry.

Injection moulders from the logistics and packaging industries, as well as silicone specialists, compounders, recyclers and polyurethane processors can discover interesting details regarding innovative solutions from KraussMaffei. Another main focus will be on the digital services and the opportunities offered by the digital transformation for the plastics industry. Apart from technical concepts, this also involves the economic opportunities arising under changing business conditions.

During the KraussMaffei HEY! TALKS, plastics experts from various sectors and industries can obtain the latest information at first hand. (Source: KraussMaffei)

Expert discussions for silicone and polyurethane specialists

The processing of liquid silicone rubber (LSR) requires an injection moulding process that is sophisticated in every detail. The experts from KraussMaffei will discuss what is necessary for zero-fault production with LSR to ensure that every part is a good part. There is also news concerning polyurethane processing. The RimStar Smart metering machine is now available in super-compact design and equipped with state-of-the-art operating technology.

Digital solutions

„Digital transformation: Cultural change or cultural clash“ is the topic of a HEY! TALK round. Nadine Despineux, Managing Director of KraussMaffei, said: „A machine producer should not only make machines!“ Machine providers must in future manage their companies in accordance with two different kinds of business logic at the same time. Another HEY!TALK will highlight how digital service solutions can provide unique customer experiences. Digital services have an effect either on internal process and cost optimisation and/or as a driver of turnover and profits. Closely connected to classical services, they can create significant added value.

Sustainability in logistics and packaging

In the packaging sector, conserving resources is the top priority: A HEY! TALK round will discuss sustainable solutions for energy use and material consumption. In another discussion, experts will discuss the latest solutions for compounding and recycling. For compounding and plastics recycling are changing: They are becoming more flexible, efficient and environment-friendly. A key role here is played by the current extrusion solutions and services from KraussMaffei.

Anyone interested can register and actively participate free of charge at