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Sipa enlarges the range of machines for ISBM

Unveiled the small 25-tons ECS SP

Technology - Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Sipa has unveiled the ECS SP 25, the latest and smallest in its family of injection stretch-blow moulding (ISBM) machines for small and medium-sized production lots. The machine, with a 25-tonne injection clamp force, joins two established family members, the ECS SP 50 and ECS SP 80. All three have four stations, one each for...

Lucréce Foufopoulos to join the Borealis Executive Board

New Executive Vice President Polyolefins and Innovation Technology

Marketing - Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Borealis announced the appointment of Lucrèce Foufopoulos to the Borealis Executive Board as Executive Vice President Polyolefins and Innovation and Technology, effective January 1, 2019. In this capacity, she succeeds Alfred Stern, who previously held this position and was appointed Borealis CEO in July 2018...

Open house of Colines

ALLrollEX 3000 mm launched for producing stretch film

Technology - Tuesday, 18 December 2018

The open house held by Colines from December 4 to 6 at its facility in Marano Ticino (Novara, Italy) was a great success, appreciated by all the attendees both under technical and marketing point of view. The event launched the brand-new version of ALLrollEX 3000 mm, our cast extrusion line for the production of stretch film, and aroused interest and...

Italian manufacturers

Slowdown in foreign trade

Marketing - Tuesday, 18 December 2018

According to analyses by the Amaplast Statistical Studies Centre of Istat foreign trade data, imports increased by 11.4% and exports decreased by 0.6% in the period January-September 2018 with respect to the first three quarters of 2017. The strong growth in imports, while remaining in the double digits, slowed significantly compared to...

Basf starts ChemCycling

Chemical recycling of mixed or unclean waste materials

Plastic and environment - Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Basf is breaking new ground in plastic waste recycling with its ChemCycling project. Chemical recycling provides an innovative way to reutilize plastic waste that is currently not recycled, such as mixed or uncleaned plastics. Depending on the region, such waste is usually sent to landfill or burned with energy recovery. But chemical recycling offers...

Cobots also from Omron

Human beings and machines working in harmony

Technology - Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Omron has announced the global launch of the TM series collaborative robot family to realize an innovative manufacturing environment where humans and machines work in harmony. With the various vision functionalities and the simple, intuitive programming environment of the TM collaborative robots, Omron will further enable safe, flexible, and...

Negri Bossi at PlastEurasia

The launch of the Nova series on the Turkish market

Technology - Wednesday, 12 December 2018

At PlastEurasia 2018 (Istanbul, December 5-8), Negri Bossi launched the Nova series of injection moulding machines on the Turkish market. At the event, the s700T model was shown, featuring an innovative toggle system, the FMC (Foam Microcellular Moulding Process) technology, and Sytrama automation. The machine produced...

Reverse merger

Thermoplay incorporates its subsidiary HPE and Synventive Molding Solution

Marketing - Wednesday, 12 December 2018

A specialist manufacturer of hot channel systems, Thermoplay, headquartered in Pont-Saint-Martin (Aosta, Italy) and member of the Barnes Group, incorporated HPE, its subsidiary also based in Pont-Saint-Martin, as well as Synventive Molding Solution, based in Milan, also belonging to the Barnes Group. As a result, following the reverse merger operation...

Developments of Friul Filiere

Technologies for the extrusion of recyclable products

Technology - Wednesday, 12 December 2018

It is undeniable that plastics have become an essential material in the world economy today, but the production of better quality plastic, which is easier to recycle, is essential. In fact, there are two keywords launched by the European Union to reduce pollution: recycle and reuse. Therefore, Friul Filiere puts its know-how at the service of customers to...

European Commission

Circular Plastics Alliance launched to foster the market of recycled plastics in Europe

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 12 December 2018

On December 11, the European Commission launches an alliance of key industry stakeholders covering the full plastics value chain as part of its persisting efforts to reduce plastics littering, increase the share of recycled plastics and stimulate market innovation. Against the backdrop of the Commission's efforts to help accelerate Europe's transition...

Sacmi develops an advanced optical application

New perspectives for compression moulding from joint research

Technology - Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Demand for plastic components used in optics is growing steadily, as is demand for the development of new high-efficiency manufacturing processes applicable to mass production. Sacmi currently leads the world in moulding and compression technology, a new application of which aims to help develop optical parts such as lighting lenses...

Mourning in the plastics world

CEO of the Plastics Industry Association, Bill Carteaux passed away

Marketing - Wednesday, 12 December 2018

After three years of strenuous battle with acute myeloid leukemia, Bill Carteaux, Plastics Industry Association CEO, passed away on December 10. His family made the sad announcement. Carteaux, 59, has been leading the association since 2005, taking charge after a long...

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