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Piovan Group: Elisabetta Floccari is the new CFO

Technology - Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Elisabetta Floccari takes over from Luca Sabadin as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Piovan Group. A graduate cum laude in corporate and executive economics and business from the University of Trieste, Floccari began her professional career in various roles at prestigious law and tax firms such as Arthur Andersen and Ernest & Young...

Closed-loop solution made in Coperion

Recycling of scraps without scraps

Technology - Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Coperion is implementing a closed-loop concept for the production of flexible multilayer film. Recycling multilayer film has long posed a challenge since such films can only be reclaimed in very complicated ways and not without residues. Now, however, Coperion has developed a closed-loop approach solution in which up to 100% of multilayer film...


The Hungarian Wittmann facility enlarged from 12,000 to 15,000 square metres

Technology - Wednesday, 8 April 2020

The Wittmann Group’s production plant in Mosonmagyaróvár (Hungary), Wittmann Robottechnikai, took over the neighboring company building from the previous owner Lematex. With this acquisition, Wittmann Hungary’s production area will be expanded with immediate effect from currently 12,000 sqm to a total of 15,000 sqm. The Hungarian...

Ultrasonic welding for fighting the pandemic

A task force for sanitary face masks

Technology - Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Ultrasonic welding is a preferred technology for the production of respiratory masks made of nonwovens and demand increases worldwide. Herrmann Ultraschall is receiving multiple inquiries from medical technology customers who are expanding their existing production capacities and from hygiene customers who are switching from diaper to mask...

Sidel initiative

Thousand of bottles for disinfectant gel to French hospitals and pharmacies

Technology - Wednesday, 8 April 2020

In the fight against Covid-19, Sidel have transformed their international centre of excellence for PET packaging development and blowing solutions in France into a production centre and launched an exceptional production of bottles for hydro-alcoholic gel. A first batch of 5,000 PET plastic bottles for the disinfectant has already been provided...


Global Covestro commitment to the containment of the pandemic

Materials - Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Covestro is strengthening its commitment to containing the global coronavirus pandemic with in-kind and money donations. Thus, the company provides raw materials for the production of products such as medical devices, safety goggles for medical staff and hospital mattresses. These are supplied to health and care facilities in the vicinity of the...

Drastic decision of JEC Group

JEC World 2020 canceled, appointment in 2021

Materials - Wednesday, 8 April 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is currently affecting the whole world. The health crisis is developing unpredictably every day, leading to longer lockdowns throughout Europe and reinforced travel restrictions all over the world. Unfortunately, this uncertain context makes it impossible to hold JEC World as planned, from May 12 to 14, 2020...

New postponement

Mecspe 2020 moved from June to October

Technology - Wednesday, 8 April 2020

New postponement for the Mecspe fair, which from June 18-20 has been further postponed from October 29-31. The organizer was forced to reschedule the event once again to ensure its smooth running in absolute safety under the prevailing of the coronavirus pandemic...

Comerio Ercole still at work, also to combat Covid-19

Calendering machines for non-woven fabrics used in the production of surgical masks

Technology - Wednesday, 1 April 2020

On Sunday March 22, the Italian government, as part of its ongoing efforts to reduce the impact of Covid-19, issued a prime ministerial decree (DPCM) extending until April 3 the restrictive measures that had already been introduced over the previous days. Italy’s manufacturers of machines for the processing of plastics and rubber are among those...

Essential activities

Italian companies continuing to manufacture, in compliance with the anti-coronavirus measures

Technology - Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Following the Italian prime ministerial decree of 22 March 2020, and the 25 March amendment of the same, indicating what production activities can be defined essential in Italy, the companies that have been allowed to continue working have been keen to show that they are still operational, albeit with reduced staff numbers, differently organised...

Change at the top

Lorenzo Bottinelli is the new CEO at Basf Italia

Materials - Wednesday, 1 April 2020

The board of directors of Basf Italia has appointed Lorenzo Bottinelli as the new CEO and vice president of the Italian branch of the German multinational. Bottinelli takes over from Andreas Riehemann, who has been at the helm of the Italian company since 2016. Born in 1973, Bottinelli is a chemist with a Master's degree in Business Administration...

Fair in Teheran

IranPlast delayed by one month

Marketing - Wednesday, 1 April 2020

The 14th IranPlast, the leading trade fair in Iran for the plastic and rubber industry, which was scheduled to be held from 20 to 23 September in Teheran, has been postponed to 29 October to 1 November...


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