In our Material Centers, we advance our research activities into more sustainable technologies, processes and materials.
Our customers benefit from advanced solutions that are optimally tailored to individual requirements, from material to machine.
Lighter packaging? Increased stability? Or can material distribution be optimized so that the stack height can be reduced? These are all typical examples of development challenges that we deal with in research and development. We have the experience, the specialists and the opportunities to handle such projects ourselves.
We put materials to the test, analyze, categorize and test them. This enables us to deliver optimal results to our customers and improve products and machines. In our Material R&D Center in Freilassing, Germany, we focus on research into the processing of natural fibers. At the Applied Polymer Research Center in Sprang-Capelle, the Netherlands, we drive innovations based on recycled and bio-based plastics.
We see ourselves as a solution provider. Our customers can choose between polymer-based, bio-based and fiber-based materials for production.
Kiefel offers the right system for the manufacture of your products for every application.
Not everything that is supposedly green is also environmentally friendly. It is important to keep a close eye on the available materials and and to consider which material is best suited for the respective application.
Therefore, our Rethinking Approach applies here: We rethink your product from the ground up. Give us your product - we will design it sustainably and consider new approaches in terms of functionality, product design, material composition, as well as material selection - recycled, bio-based, natural fibers.
Furthermore, we adapt and redesign our process, machine and tooling technology.
We have a wide range of materials in mind, such as biobased and biodegradable plastics as well as natural fibers, and test them for their applicability in our own laboratory. We are also very active in research.
We have already gained a lot of experience with PLA. Here, in cooperation with manufacturers of raw materials and additives, we have succeeded in increasing the temperature resistance so that biodegradable coffee cups can be produced from PLA on our machines.
The result is sophisticated and visually high-quality packaging with uniform color gradients that meet the hygiene standards of the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.
Secondary fibers (packaging made from recovered paper) score in the field of protective packaging and agricultural products. Simple and functional packaging solutions are the result.