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Chinaplas moves to Shenzhen for April 2021 debut

Embracing the new economic development

Marketing - Thursday, 2 July 2020

The 34th edition of Chinaplas has been rescheduled to April 13-16, 2021, at a new venue - Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center. This will be the first time for Chinaplas to be held in Shenzhen. The trade fair will alternate between Shenzhen (odd years) and Shanghai (even years) in the future, continuing to empower upstream and downstream...

Evolution made in Comi

ACF optimized for EPS thermoforming

Technology - Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Since its first presentation at K 2016 the ACF is constantly evolving and is counted among the flagship products designed by Amut-Comi. This die-cutting model is available in two, three and four station versions in three sizes: ACF600, ACF820 and ACF980. Constant investments in research and innovation have recently resulted in the...

Ampacet launches Silky Bliss

Elegant look to PET and rPET packaging

Materials - Wednesday, 1 July 2020

The global masterbatch producer, Ampacet, has introduced the Silky Bliss collection, designed to provide an elegant silky surface treatment as well as NIR sortability to PET and rPET packaging applications. Silky Bliss offers a sophisticated, modern look, enabling brand owners to increase product shelf appeal and...


Luca Galluzzi new CSO of B&R, Marzio Grattieri at the head of the Italian branch

Technology - Wednesday, 1 July 2020

On August 1, Luca Galluzzi will join the executive management team of automation specialist B&R. As the new Chief Sales Officer (CSO), he will succeed Peter Gucher, who will be entering a well earned retirement after 34 years at the company. In his new role, Galluzzi will be responsible for all of B&R's global sales activities and...

Change at the helm of PlasticsEurope

Steilemann appointed president of the European plastics manufacturers

Materials - Tuesday, 30 June 2020

The Pan-European trade association representing plastics manufacturers, PlasticsEurope, has appointed Markus Steilemann, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Covestro, as its President. He succeeds Javier Constante who recently became President of Dow Latin America. In this new role Steilemann will drive forwards the association and its...

Changes in management

New president and CEO for Ineos Styrolution

Materials - Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Kevin McQuade, who has led Ineos Styrolution as Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2015 has been appointed as Chairman of the company. Steve Harrington, currently President Global Styrene Monomer and Asia-Pacific for Ineos Styrolution, has been appointed as CEO reporting to Kevin. The change will be effective from July 1, 2020...

Italian manufacturers

Effects of pandemic: a difficult 2020 first quarter

Marketing - Monday, 29 June 2020

The import-export data recently published by Istat and elaborated by the Statistical Studies Centre of Amaplast (national trade association, member of Confindustria) points to declining foreign trade flows during the first three months of the year, with losses in March reaching 7% for imports and 13% for exports with respect to the same period in 2019...

Sustaining the market marked by pandemic

The Innovation Alliance: the next edition changes its formula, but the synergy remains the same

Marketing - Monday, 29 June 2020

Distant but united: Plast, Ipack-Ima, Meat-Tech, Print4All and Intralogistica Italia, the five events dedicated to instrumental mechanics that together represent The Innovation Alliance, for the next edition will be held exceptionally on different dates. While Plast confirms the dates initially scheduled and will be held from May 4 to 7, 2021...

After the stop

Plast 2021: the organization restarts

Marketing - Monday, 29 June 2020

After the suspension of all non-essential activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic, organization commences for Plast 2021-international exhibition for the plastics and rubber industries, taking place in Milan from May 4 to 7 of next year. Roughly 450 direct exhibitors (excluding the represented companies) have already...

Biesse presents “E-Vent: Digital In Action”

Appointment with the technological innovation

Technology - Wednesday, 24 June 2020

“E-Vent: Digital In Action”, a digital event by Biesse, scheduled for June 24 to 26, offers a unique and innovative opportunity to learn about all the changes in the wood and advanced materials industries. Using an innovative digital platform that enables live demonstrations and educational...


Scae Europe business operations acquired by Amutec

Technology - Wednesday, 24 June 2020

One of the Europe’s largest sustainability-focused private equity investor, Ambienta SGR, announced the acquisition of the business operations of Scae Europe by its portfolio company Amutec. Amutec, based in Greve in Chianti, Florence (Italy), is a leading manufacturer of machinery for the production of...

Prudence prevails

Wittmann Group will abstain from active participation at Fakuma 2020

Technology - Wednesday, 24 June 2020

In the event of a Fakuma 2020 trade fair actually being held, the management of the Wittmann Group has decided to abstain from active participation this year, due to the well-known health risks caused by the Covid-19, and the resulting uncertainty as to how a trade fair booth could be set up and run in compliance with the necessary safety measures...


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