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PET recycling

Amut plant to the Texan CarbonLite

Technology - Wednesday, 17 January 2018

“We are glad to have scored another top reference in the Northern America plastic recycling market. The CarbonLite PET recycling project comes after the two mega PET recycling plants that Amut supplied in North America to Unifi in Reidsville, North Carolina, and to PETStar Coca-Cola Mexico”, stated Piergianni Milani, the president of Amut Group...

A new Fanuc robot

Even stronger, more agile and faster with ceiling mounting

Technology - Wednesday, 17 January 2018

The six-axes R-2000iC/220U introduced by Fanuc complements the R-2000 robot series and is the successor to the iB version with 220 kg payload capacity. The new R-2000iC/220U robot, specifically designed for upside down mounting, is indicated by “U” in the type of designation, which stands for “upside down”. This robot is a...

Lohmann at Plast 2018

Precision and safety in bonding and adhesion

Materials - Wednesday, 17 January 2018

At Plast 2018, which will take place between May 29 and June 1, 2018, in Milan, Italy, Lohmann will present its broad range of products and die-cut solutions for almost every industry, e.g. the consumer goods and electronics, building and construction, medical, transportation or graphics branch...

MacPlas: the magazine of Plast 2018

Let’s talk about you!

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Covering for over forty years the field of technical information for the plastics and rubber industry, MacPlas is the house organ of Amaplast - the Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery and moulds manufacturers’ association - and also the official media partner of Plast, the international trade fair which takes place every three years in Milan...

An anniversary and a new extrusion line

Friul Filiere turns 40 and launches Futura40

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 January 2018

On January 17, 2018 Friul Filiere will be 40 years old, and to mark this landmark birthday it is lauching Futura40, a new extrusion line. As explained by the manufacturer, the new solution encapsulates the company’s four decades of experience, whose technological value is reflected in its modern aesthetics, attractive design and “minimal” style. Its...

Hot runner system from HRSflow

Class A vehicle windows made of polycarbonate

Technology - Wednesday, 10 January 2018

For the two-component injection molding of the rear-quarter windows of polycarbonate for the Buick GL8 and GL8 Avenir MPVs (multi-purpose vehicles), Chinese Tier 1 supplier Shentong uses two hot runner systems from HRSflow. One is for producing the transparent first component and the other for the partial, seamless overmolding with a...


Amut takes over Amut Dolci Bielloni

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 January 2018

On December 31, 2017, Amut Dolci Bielloni Srl was taken over by Amut SpA in what was the final stage in the planned acquisition of the division specialising in machines for the production of flexible packaging. The decision, a key part of the plan to rationalise the Amut Group, was taken with the aim of pursuing, in a more synergistic way, greater...

Change in the board

Matteo Terragni taking over management of Engel Italia

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 January 2018

With the beginning of the new year, Engel Italia is initiating the generational change in management. As of January 1, 2018, Matteo Terragni is taking over the management of the sales and service subsidiary of the Austria-based injection moulding machine builder. So as to hand over the business to his successor in an orderly fashion, the previous...


Ettlinger passes to Maag Pump & Filtration Systems

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Ettlinger announced that it has been acquired by the Swiss Company Maag, a business unit of Dover Corporation. Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen was founded in 1983 and is today a globally recognized brand. The German company has its headquarters in Königsbrunn, near Augsburg and an...

Chinaplas 2018 to launch Young Tech Hall

Not-to-be-missed new plastics and rubber solution providers

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 January 2018

In line with unprecedented rapid development of technology, Chinaplas, after 31 editions of advancement, is evolving, in response to the needs of the industries, from a business platform for materials and equipment purchasing to an international showcase of high technologies...

Change in Basf leadership

Brudermüller will succeed Bock

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Effective at the end of the annual shareholders’ meeting on May 4, 2018, Martin Brudermüller, currently vice chairman of the board of executive directors, will become chairman of the board of executive directors of Basf. The supervisory board appointed Brudermüller in its meeting today. Brudermüller will succeed Kurt Bock, who is Basf’s...

New Lexan CXT grade

PC copolymer for optical applications in the electronics

Materials - Wednesday, 10 January 2018

The global leader in the chemical industry, Sabic has unveiled a new line of high-clarity, high-heat, injection mouldable polycarbonate copolymer resins. Lexan CXT resins can offer a unique balance of high temperature resistance, high flow and excellent colour stability under extreme moulding conditions, together with a high refractive index...



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