Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 11

FAKUMA SHOW DAILY
Plastics News, October 20, 2023 * 11
Polysecure technology promotes
product transparency, circularity
By Karen Laird
Sustainable Plastics
Polysecure GmbH, a young
company based in Freiburg, Germany,
has developed technology
that allows for the clear identifi -
cation and tracking of products,
in line with the digital product
passport (DPP) proposed by the
European Union for a wide range
of products.
The DPP is a tool to create
transparency and promote circularity
by sharing data and product
information across the entire
value chain. This information -
ranging from details on the raw
materials used and the available
recycling options to declarations
of conformity to composition -
will be transparent and accessible
throughout the entire life cycle
of the product. In addition to the
product name and producer, properties
and place of manufacture,
information on environmental and
social indicators, such as the CO2
footprint, will also be included.
Properly implemented, the DPP
has the potential to become a
game-changer for circular economy,
although much depends on the
design of the product passports.
The TrackByStars technology
from Polysecure, which the company
is currently presenting at
the Arburg and Röchling booths
at Fakuma, is based on the use
of high-contrast fl uorescent particles
(tracers) that are mixed
into the plastic material before
processing, whether by injection
molding, extrusion or 3D printing.
" Without robust, forgery-proof
unique identifi cation, the concept
of digital product passports cannot
be successful. The pattern,
which is randomly generated
within the material using fl uorescent
markers, cannot be copied,
is easy to read, is practically invisible
and is even extremely robust
against damage, something
that common technologies such
as QR codes or watermarks do
not offer, " said Jochen Moesslein,
CEO of Polysecure.
As an integrated code for the
reliable identifi cation of products
for many applications, including
the digital product passport, the
technology is better and more robust
than a superfi cial two-dimensional
code, he added.
The technology enables permanent,
unambiguous identifi cation,
even for complex and heavily
used products, required for the
digital product passport. An individual
" starry sky " is created in
plastics, in colors or on metals,
which can be saved in a database.
" The charm of our solution
is that the particle pattern or
the starry sky is absolutely tamper-proof,
easily detectable, indestructible
and not visible, "
Moesslein said. " This distinguishes
our technology from printed
codes, which do not have these
advantages. The code is read using
a hand detector. We are currently
working on providing a
robust solution for industrial environments
- for example, for moving
product fl ows or in a waste
sorting system. Once we succeed
in doing this, the possible applications
will be much broader. "
... so that product
complaints become
the exception.
By regulating the injection volume directly in the process, the digital assistant - iQ weight
control - offers a significant advantage in terms of part quality and productivity in your
production. However, it is not only the economic aspect that is decisive; the ease of use of
ENGEL's assistance systems is also one of the key factors. Lercher Werkzeugbau was able
to reduce complaints to almost zero with iQ weight control alone.
PRESENTING AT THE
ARBURG STAND
Hall A3, Booth 3101
Polysecure, a young tech company based in Freiburg, Germany, has developed technology that allows for the clear identifi cation and tracking
of products, in line with the digital product passport proposed by the EU for a wide range of products. Polysecure GmbH photos
Be the first ...
Get connected - with
solutions from
ENGEL
With
iQ weight control,
we were able to
reduce product
complaints to
almost zero.
Stefan Burtscher,
Proecess Development at
Lercher Werkzeugbau,
Austria
www.engelglobal.com/iq-weight-control
Visit us at
Fakuma
Hall A5
Booth 5203
http://www.engelglobal.com/iq-weight-control

Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023

Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 1
Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 2
Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 3
Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 4
Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 5
Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 6
Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 7
Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 8
Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 9
Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 10
Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 11
Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 12
Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 13
Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 14
Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 15
Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 16
Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 17
Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 18
Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 19
Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 20
Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 21
Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 22
Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 23
Plastics News - Show Daily - October 20, 2023 - 24
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com