At Interplastica, a constant Italian presence

Marketing - Wednesday, 16 January 2019

After the peak recorded in 2017, boosting hopes among Italian manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery, equipment, and moulds, sales of technology to Russia in the first three quarters of 2018 have turned out to be sluggish. Analyses of Istat foreign trade data by the Statistical Studies Centre of Amaplast...

Representation agreement

Colines strengthens in the Far East

Marketing - Wednesday, 16 January 2019

A new partnership with the international industrial solution provider Rieckermann has been announced by Colines. The alliance will see Rieckermann representing Colines and providing after-sales service in six Asian countries: China, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, Japan and the Philippines. The agreement, which commenced on January 1, 2019, aims to...

Change of ownership

Sinochem International takes over Elix Polymers

Marketing - Wednesday, 16 January 2019

One of the Sun European Partners affiliates completed the sale of its investment in Elix Polymers, a leading manufacturer of ABS resins and derivatives in Europe, to Sinochem International for an enterprise value of 195 million euros. Elix was acquired by an affiliate of Sun European Partners in 2012. Since its acquisition...

Management changes for Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

Ohira new COO, Kuroiwa responsible for global planning

Marketing - Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Shoichi Ohira joined the management board of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery as COO (Chief Operation Officer) and Head of Production, effective 15 January 2019. Chief Collaboration Officer Hideki Kuroiwa will change into management and return to Japan shortly, where he will be responsible for Global Planning, and...

New site in Italy for Ametek

Innovation and cutting-edge production to be even more competitive

Marketing - Wednesday, 9 January 2019

A global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical systems for industrial handling and automation, Ametek consolidates its activities in Italy opening a new plant in Peschiera Borromeo, near Milan. On December19, 2018 the chief executive officers of Ametek Italia and Ametek, a company of the Ametek Group, inaugurated the...

Arburg Italy: new subsidiary manager

Raffaele Abbruzzetti succeeded Björn Norén

Marketing - Wednesday, 9 January 2019

On January 1, 2019, a new subsidiary manager took over at Arburg's Italian subsidiary in Peschiera Borromeo: Raffaele Abbruzzetti was appointed to the role as the successor to Björn Norén, who retired from his position at Arburg at the end of 2018. In spite of his retirement, Björn Norén will continue to be involved with...


Sylvie Lemoine joins Cefic as Executive Director Product Stewardship

Marketing - Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Sylvie Lemoine, Senior Government Affairs Manager with Dow, has been appointed Cefic’s Executive Director Product Stewardship effective immediately, as successor of Peter Smith, who has retired from Cefic. As Executive Director Product Stewardship, Sylvie will be responsible for the key chemical legislation topics, including...

Lucréce Foufopoulos to join the Borealis Executive Board

New Executive Vice President Polyolefins and Innovation Technology

Marketing - Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Borealis announced the appointment of Lucrèce Foufopoulos to the Borealis Executive Board as Executive Vice President Polyolefins and Innovation and Technology, effective January 1, 2019. In this capacity, she succeeds Alfred Stern, who previously held this position and was appointed Borealis CEO in July 2018...

Italian manufacturers

Slowdown in foreign trade

Marketing - Tuesday, 18 December 2018

According to analyses by the Amaplast Statistical Studies Centre of Istat foreign trade data, imports increased by 11.4% and exports decreased by 0.6% in the period January-September 2018 with respect to the first three quarters of 2017. The strong growth in imports, while remaining in the double digits, slowed significantly compared to...

Reverse merger

Thermoplay incorporates its subsidiary HPE and Synventive Molding Solution

Marketing - Wednesday, 12 December 2018

A specialist manufacturer of hot channel systems, Thermoplay, headquartered in Pont-Saint-Martin (Aosta, Italy) and member of the Barnes Group, incorporated HPE, its subsidiary also based in Pont-Saint-Martin, as well as Synventive Molding Solution, based in Milan, also belonging to the Barnes Group. As a result, following the reverse merger operation...

Mourning in the plastics world

CEO of the Plastics Industry Association, Bill Carteaux passed away

Marketing - Wednesday, 12 December 2018

After three years of strenuous battle with acute myeloid leukemia, Bill Carteaux, Plastics Industry Association CEO, passed away on December 10. His family made the sad announcement. Carteaux, 59, has been leading the association since 2005, taking charge after a long...

Appointment in KraussMaffei

Tobias Daniel as new vice president global sales injection moulding machines

Marketing - Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Tobias Daniel has been appointed Vice President of Global Sales for the Injection Moulding Division at the engineering specialist KraussMaffei, effective December 1. As the new Vice President Global Sales, he will be responsible for incoming orders for new KraussMaffei and Netstal machines...