Summer break

News on holiday

Marketing - Tuesday, 1 August 2017

The MacPlas Online editorial staff informs its readers that, due to the summer holidays, the updating of the website is suspended until August 31, and that the next MacPlas E-news newsletter in English will be sent on September 6. We wish all our readers a restful summer break.

New masterbatch for injection moulding and blow moulding

Reducing scratches originated during manufacturing and handling processes

Marketing - Friday, 28 July 2017

Plastic products are very sensitive to scratches. These scratches have a negative impact on the aesthetics and perceived quality of the product. Moreover, dust and dirt tend to inlay into the scratched surface making it less hygienic. Ampacet’s new Antiscratch 1000617-E masterbatch is designed to enhance the...

New assignments in Sacmi

Alessandro Paini named general manager of Beverage Division

Marketing - Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Alessandro Paini is the new general manager of Sacmi Beverage, the company division that, since 2009, has covered all areas concerning the design and manufacture of machines and complete plants for beverage packaging. A mechanical engineer - and previously a key figure in a leading international group that designs...

New branches for Moretto

In China, India and Russia to expand its activities globally

Marketing - Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Moretto, the Italian company leader in automation technology for the plastic processing industry, expands its activities globally with the opening of three new branches in China, India and Russia. Three markets where Moretto’s technology has been protagonist for years through the realisation of several plants and the supply of...

Arburg builds a training centre

Foundation stone laid for the new building in Lossburg

Marketing - Wednesday, 26 July 2017

On July 13, 2017, Arburg celebrated the start of groundwork for a new training center at its central location in Lossburg. The new multi-storey building will have 13,700 sqm of usable space and represents an investment for the company of several tens of millions of euros. "The new training centre is a clear sign of our commitment to Lossburg and...

Appointment in Avery Dennison

New vice president of R&D for Europe, Middle East and Africa

Marketing - Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Avery Dennison has further strengthened its research and development capabilities with the hiring of Pascale Wautelet as vice president of R&D - Europe, Middle East and Africa within the company’s Label & Graphic Materials group. Wautelet, who will assume her new role on September 1, will be based at Oegstgeest, The...

Plast 2018

Quota 1,000 exceeded

Marketing - Wednesday, 19 July 2017

As of 30 June 2017, more than 1,000 companies have confirmed their participation in Plast 2018, the international exhibition for the plastics and rubber industries that will take place in Milan from May 29 to June 1, 2018. “With just under a year to go, nearly 90% of the available space has been reserved...

RadiciGroup in 2016

Slightly lower sales revenue, stable sales volume

Marketing - Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Over 3,000 employees worldwide and 2016 sales revenue of 946 million euros: these official figures help illustrate the size of RadiciGroup, a multinational engaged in the chemicals, plastics and synthetic fibres businesses and present in 16 countries, in Europe, Asia, North America and South America, at 33 sites, including sales and production units...

EU competition authorities give the green light

B&R now ABB's centre for machine and factory automation

Marketing - Wednesday, 19 July 2017

B&R is now ABB's global centre for machine and factory automation. Following approval by EU competition authorities, the acquisition of B&R by ABB became legally effective on July 6, 2017. B&R will operate as an independent business unit within the ABB Group's Industrial Automation division. Division president Peter Terwiesch and B&R managing...


New managing director of Wittmann Battenfeld Hungary

Marketing - Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Effective June 2017, Imre Bocskor has been appointed managing director of the Wittmann Group’s sales and service subsidiary in Budaörs, Hungary, which was established in 2015. Imre Bocskor succeeds Zsolt Rapolti who passed away unexpectedly in April of this year. Following his graduation from Budapest Technical University as a...

Anniversary in the province of Como

Open house and gala dinner for Mast's 50 years

Marketing - Wednesday, 12 July 2017

The manufacturer of screws and barrels celebrated its fiftieth anniversary at its facility in Cagno (near Como), on Friday July 7. The date chosen for the event was no coincidence: July 7 was the birthday of the late Marino Arioli, the father of the current directors, Carlo and Marco, who spoke about him during the evening. What's more...

Expansion in the adhesive technologies business

Henkel acquires Sonderhoff Group

Marketing - Wednesday, 12 July 2017

With the successful closing of the acquisitions of the Sonderhoff Group, Henkel strengthens its adhesive technologies business and complements its technology portfolio. The Sonderhoff Group, headquartered in Cologne, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of innovative foamed-in-place gasketing solutions and has broad expertise in...