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2018: a year of consolidation for Italian manufacturers

Marketing - Wednesday, 20 March 2019

The Italian trade association, bringing together about 170 manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery, equipment and moulds, Amaplast, through its Statistical Studies Centre, has completed its year-end balance sheet for 2018, incorporating foreign trade data from Istat (Italian institute of statistics)...

Fairfax 3D Design choses Latiohm

Conductive compounds for tankers pressure relief valves

Materials - Wednesday, 20 March 2019

The UK company Fairfax 3D Design has chosen Latiohm electrically conductive polyamide from Lati as the ideal material from which to manufacture its innovative new pressure relief valve. The pressure, or vacuum, relief valve is designed to be fitted into each compartment on a road tanker...

Plastics: sustainability and society

IdentiPlast 2019: record-breaking edition with speakers and public from all over the world

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 20 March 2019

The fourteenth edition of IdentiPlast, Europe’s leading conference focused on the recycling and recovery of used plastics, was the largest ever. The event run by PlasticsEurope and supported by the BPF took place on March 7 and 8 in London and featured talks from over 50 world-leading speakers in plastics recycling and waste management, and had...

Best Recycled Plastic Product Awards

Epro rewarded the most innovative and sustainable recycled plastic products

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 20 March 2019

At the IdentiPlast gala dinner on March 7, 2019, Epro announced the winners of the Epro biennial awards aimed at recognising innovative and sustainable recycled plastic products. The winning entries were presented with trophies made from recycled plastic yoghurt pots, by PlasticsEurope President, Javier Constante from DOW...

Kraiburg TPE at Mecspe 2019

Hybrid thermoplastic elastomers for industrial and automotive applications

Marketing - Wednesday, 20 March 2019

At Mecspe 2019, to be held in Parma (Italy) from March 28 to 30, Kraiburg TPE will present itself with its market-oriented portfolio of thermoplastic elastomers and a comprehensive service package. Kraiburg TPE’s trade-fair appearance will focus on the new TEH technology platform developed for automotive and industrial applications. The...

Engel restructures its marketing activities

Ute Panzer at the helm of global communication

Marketing - Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Since March 1, Ute Panzer is the new Vice President Marketing and Communication at the international Engel Group, headquartered in Schwertberg, Austria. She is responsible for all marketing measures, campaigns, trade fair appearances and worldwide communications, and reports to Christoph Steger, CSO of the Engel Group...

Change at the top

Stefano Venturelli succeeds Luciano Anceschi as CEO of Tria

Marketing - Friday, 15 March 2019

Starting from April 1, Stefano Venturelli will replace Luciano Anceschi as CEO of the Tria Group in a transition that has been planned for months in agreement with ownership. After opening the Board of Directors to external members in 2016, the company further develops its leadership with this appointment. Continuing growth in volumes and the...

Open doors at Bausano

A day devoted to the present and the future of extrusion

Technology - Wednesday, 13 March 2019

On March 12, Bausano organised an open day at its own headquarters in Rivarolo Canavese (Turin), in order to present its latest innovations in the extrusion field. The event started with a lecture by the vice president, Clemente Bausano, about the present and the future of the company, which has been operating in Italy for over 70 years...

The 2018 results of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

Sales increase in challenging market

Marketing - Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Global sales increased by 13% to 294.9 million euros with incoming orders rising by 6% to 314.2 million euros. The demand for IntElect all-electric injection moulding machines and El-Exis packaging machines was the main contributor to this major sales increase. These are the results of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag for the fiscal year of 2018...

Masterbatch from Ampacet

Black without carbon black for near infrared sorting technologies

Materials - Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Premier global provider of masterbatch and additive materials, services and solutions, Ampacet has developed carbon black-free masterbatch solutions REC-NIR-Black that can help to significantly reduce the carbon footprint by providing a second life for black plastic packaging. These carbon black-free products are part of Ampacet’s sustainable...

Agreement ENI-Corepla

Producing hydrogen from plastic packaging waste

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 13 March 2019

On March 8, ENI signed an agreement with Corepla, the Italian consortium for the collection, recycling and recovery of plastic packaging, to launch research projects to produce hydrogen from non-recyclable plastic packaging waste. The agreement, signed by...

Dow restructures itself

The Materials Science division will become the new Dow

Marketing - Wednesday, 13 March 2019

The board of directors of DowDuPont has approved the previously announced separation of DowDuPont’s Materials Science Division, which will become the new Dow on April 1. The announcement marks a major milestone toward successfully separating Dow on April 1, to be followed by the expected separation of Corteva Agriscience from the new...

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