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Magic MP takes over Automa

A historic blow moulding brand stays Italian

Technology - Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The Italian manufacturer of blow moulding machinery with global operations, Magic MP, has recently acquired the brand and know-how of Automa, another Italian company operating on the international blow moulding market. The purchase decision was dictated first and foremost by Magic MP’s wish to not lose a historic name like Automa from Italy’s industrial heritage, after a...

Italy at the forefront of the European strategy on plastic waste

A new permanent forum for quality recycling

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The plastic materials processing sector has embraced the EU’s “Plastics Strategy” and embarked on a joint endeavour with leading institutional, environmental and supply chain figures in order to address the current problems in a structural manner, adopting a modern and constructive approach. To this end, on April 10, representatives of various...

Piovan Group at NPE 2018

Investments and new products to grow in North America

Technology - Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Over the last five years, the Piovan Group has recorded a significant growth, as the result of acquisitions and the opening of new companies. In 2017, the group achieved a total turnover of 211 million euros: the best result of ever, supported by a very positive outlook for the current year along with an ambitious plan of investments. In the US, with its company Una-Dyn, this year Piovan is looking forward to the...  

A strategic partnership

Frigel and MTIL joint venture to form “Frigel India”

Technology - Wednesday, 18 April 2018

On April 9, Frigel and Matsui Technologies India Limited (MTIL, a joint venture company of Matsui Japan and Samvardhana Motherson Group) announced a 50:50 joint venture to meet increasing demand for cooling solutions in the fast-growing plastics & beverage, and Oil & Gas industries in India. The new joint venture is...


Wintec appoints a new director of sales

Marketing - Wednesday, 18 April 2018

With Don Ivey, a highly experienced injection moulding expert is taking the helm of Wintec sales in North America. This position was newly created after the injection moulding machine builder, part of the Engel Group and domiciled in Changzhou, China, decided to expand its sales into selected American markets as of May 2018. As the Director of Sales for North America, Don Ivey is responsible for...

Change at the top management of Covestro

Patrick Thomas to hand over CEO position to Markus Steilemann

Marketing - Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The Supervisory Board of Covestro has agreed on an amicable retirement of Patrick Thomas’ tenure as chief executive officer (CEO) effective May 31, 2018, at the meeting of April 13. Patrick Thomas contract as CEO would have originally ended on September 30, 2018. Already in May 2017, Patrick Thomas had informed the Supervisory Board that he...

Injection-stretch-blow moulding machine by Sipa

A small and nimble ISBM for special PET bottles

Technology - Tuesday, 17 April 2018

At NPE 2018 (Orlando, Florida, May 7-11), Sipa, one of the world’s top-ranking suppliers of equipment for production of PET preforms and bottles, will show the latest version of its ECS SP injection-stretch-blow moulding (ISBM) system (booth S17085, in the Bottle Zone, on Level One of the South Hall). The company, headquartered in...

Comerio Ercole’s calenders at Plast 2018

L configuration and 7-metre long rolls

Technology - Wednesday, 11 April 2018

At Plast 2018, Comerio Ercole will present, together with its subsidiary CKA, some important technological innovations recently developed for calendering machines and plants for plastics processing. In particular, the company will unveil Flexi, a multi-purpose calender with high-precision hydraulic roll positioning...

Macchi at Plast with the POD technology

“Extrusion made easy”: flexibility, quality and productivity for 5-layer films

Technology - Wednesday, 11 April 2018

In order to take full advantage of the contemporary presence of the technologies belonging to the flexible packaging value chain, since Plast 2018 will take place together with Ipack-Ima, MeatTech, Print4All and Intralogistica Italia within The Innovation Alliance, at Plast, Macchi will display and run a 5 layers POD line which, fully complying with the rallying cry of...

Amaplast collective at Chinaplas

The Italian technology will be protagonist in Shanghai

Marketing - Wednesday, 11 April 2018

The Italian collective at the thirty-second Chinaplas (Shanghai, April 24-27), organized by Amaplast (Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery and moulds manufacturers’ association), includes some sixty Italian businesses occupying a space of approximately 2,000 square metres...

Prepared for the future

Intelligent injection stretch blow moulding for high flexibility, productivity and quality

Technology - Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Honey, ketchup, detergent bottles, cosmetic and pill packaging or baby bottles - the product variants that are created on the Blowliner of the Kiefel daughter company Mould & Matic from the Austrian town of Micheldorf are just as diverse as their design. With the development of the single-stage injection-stretch blow moulding machine, the plastics...

NDC Technologies debuts at Plast

Precise measurement and control in the Industry 4.0 era

Technology - Wednesday, 11 April 2018

NDC Technologies, a leading global provider of precision measurement and control solutions, will debut several new and innovative measurement systems at Plast 2018 ready for Industry 4.0 with data integration and connectivity down to the gauge level. Visitors to NDC and Beta LaserMike (an NDC Technologies Brand) booth will get a...



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