BARLOG Plastics opens doors at “Night of Technology”
Overath, 30 March 2023 BARLOG Plastics is taking part in the “Night of Technology – Oberberg” event for the first time. On Friday, 5 May 2023 between 6 p.m. and midnight, technology enthusiasts and people of all ages with a thirst for knowledge will have the opportunity to get to know the family-owned company in Overath and experience innovative and sustainable processes in plastics production during interactive guided tours.
On a discovery and experience tour “From the idea to series production”.
“From the idea to series production” describes the product and service portfolio of BARLOG Plastics GmbH briefly & succinctly, but just as diversely & extensively. As part of the “Night of Technology – Oberberg”, the Overath-based company will open its doors and gates to all technology enthusiasts and show visitors along individual process steps how an initial idea is turned into a finished plastic component. On Friday, 5 May 2023 between 6 p.m. and midnight, there will be hourly interactive tours of the company and the technical centre in Overath. “Plastics are much more than cheap plastic and working on innovative plastic solutions for sustainable end products is great fun for us. As part of the “Night of Technology”, we would like to show all interested visitors at first hand what the “fascination of plastics” means to us,” says Peter Barlog, managing partner of BARLOG Plastics GmbH.
Sustainability also in product development
The transformation to CO₂-neutral, sustainable production is one of the central tasks facing the industry in the coming years. “We have already reduced our own CO₂ footprint by over 50% since 2018. But for the challenges of the coming years, we still need lots of clever minds to help us rethink products and make manufacturing sustainable,” says Peter Barlog. For example, the optimal design of the component plays an important role for the further product design, in order to be able to focus on sustainable materials and the possibility of recycling at an early stage.
Step by step to the finished plastic component
Designing a component using computer-aided engineering, colouring plastic granulate, manufacturing aluminium tools on large CNC milling machines or producing components on the injection moulding machines and carrying out material tests in the test laboratory are some of the stations that technology enthusiasts can experience at BARLOG Plastics. “We look forward to many visitors finding their way to Overath, Am Weidenbach 8-10, and being inspired by us. Of course, food and drink will also be provided,” adds Peter Barlog. Tickets have been available online at https://nacht-der-technik.de/oberberg/ since 29.03.2023.