Themes of sustainability and the Circular Economy will be visible at the booths of many suppliers of extrusion and compounding equipment—film, in particular. Rajoo will run a seven-layer blown film line that can switch between barrier film production and all-polyolefin processing. Amut will be running ACS 2000 cast line for stretch film. The line on display will feature five extruders in a seven-layer configuration. Reifenhauser’s REIcofeed-Pro feedblock allows material streams to be adjusted automatically during operation. The Welex Evolution sheet extrusion system on display at K 2019 will be for thin-gauge PP, but can be customized in a range of widths, thicknesses and throughputs. KraussMaffei will take the wraps off four new and larger sizes of its ZE Blue Power twin-screw series. On a profile line, Davis-Standard will showcase DS Activ-Check, billed as a  “smart” technology system that enables processors to take advantage of real-time predictive maintenance by providing early notification of potential machine failures.  Many extrusion and compounding machine builders are keeping their K 2019 plans under wraps, perhaps hoping to create a “wow” factor as attendees walk the ...