K 2007 was all about technology and innovation. But this wasn't technology just for the purpose of attracting attention. It was technology aimed directly at making processors' wallets fatter.
That's the state of the plastics industry these days - the bottom line is how companies are measured, and if suppliers want to be successful, they need to find a way to help.
Call it sustainability - supplier style. Prove your value and you will succeed. If you can't - well, sorry, then your business model isn't sustainable.
The K show - like NPE - is a place where we learn about interesting new projects that suppliers have had under wraps. Here's the bottom line for K 2007: The show had plenty of exhibits that showed processors how they can save energy, resin, labor and time in order to become more successful.