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Barnes Group completes acquisition of Gimatic

Marketing - Wednesday, 7 November 2018

The global provider of highly engineered products and differentiated industrial technologies, Barnes Group, announced that it completed its acquisition of privately held Gimatic. Gimatic designs and develops robotic grippers, advanced end-of-arm tooling systems, sensors and related components for...

Since November 1

The bio activities of Mossi & Ghisolfi to Versalis

Marketing - Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Versalis (Eni Group) has acquired the bio-run activities Mossi & Ghisolfi as of November 1, 2018, including human resources, assets relating to the development areas, industrialization, the licensing of biochemical and biomass technologies and processes. The Eni-owned chemical company has successfully completed the consultation procedure...

Good result for Borealis

Solid quarter, growth and commitment to plastics recycling

Marketing - Wednesday, 7 November 2018

The leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins and base chemicals, Borealis, announced a net profit of 279 million euros for the third quarter of 2018, compared to 273 million euros in the same quarter of 2017. The good result in the third quarter was supported by the strong profit contribution from...

The numbers of Fakuma 2018

The plastics industry in digital mode

Marketing - Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Everyone who’s anyone in the field of plastics processing came together at the once again fully booked out Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing on Lake Constance where Germany, Austria and Switzerland meet for the twenty-sixth the time from October 16 to 20. The international exhibitors, as well as private trade fair promoters...

The third quarter of Covestro

Positive performance thanks to polycarbonate, coatings, adhesives and specialties

Marketing - Wednesday, 31 October 2018

The positive business performance of Covestro continued in 2018 with a solid third quarter in an increasingly challenging market environment. Group sales grew by 4.8% to 3.7 billion euros over the same quarter in 2017 thanks to higher selling prices and volumes sold. Core volumes were up marginally by 0.2%, remaining at last year’s level despite...

Bio-on grants licence to Taif

Agreement of 17.6 million euros for bioplastics in Russia

Marketing - Wednesday, 31 October 2018

A bioplastic technology license has been granted by Bio-on to russian group Taif for production in Russia. The agreement was signed in the Kremlin in Moscow as part of bilateral meetings between Italy and Russia, in the presence of Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin and Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte...

Topics of the Radici press conference at Fakuma

Quality and punctuality: must-haves for the German market

Marketing - Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Three years of accelerating growth and all the makings of a further increase in sales volume in the German market. At Fakuma 2018, RadiciGroup Performance Plastics stressed once again how Germany is central to the development of innovative projects, thanks to the collaboration with its German partners. Performance Plastics also confirmed...

Engel at Fakuma 2018

Growth continues in the German-speaking countries and in Asia

Marketing - Wednesday, 24 October 2018

The injection moulding machine manufacturer and system solutions provider, Engel, presented itself in good spirits at Fakuma 2018. It is expected to experience further moderate growth for the current fiscal year, even despite the strong growth of recent years shifting to a sideways movement globally. Asia and German-speaking Europe are the...

In Bollate Solvay invests for automotive

Boosting the OEMs’ engine and powertrain fluid handling components innovation

Marketing - Wednesday, 24 October 2018

The global supplier of specialty polymers, Solvay has further invested in the Application Development Center at its Bollate, Italy facility to support the growth of its automotive customers in the EMEA. To meet ever challenging OEM fluid handling component development requirements, the company has added new state-of-the-art...

Sidel Group acquires PET Engineering

Strengthen and diversify the portfolio of packaging solutions

Marketing - Wednesday, 24 October 2018

On October 11, the Sidel Group concluded the acquisition of PET Engineering, further expanding the company’s portfolio of packaging solutions. “With packaging increasingly playing a key role in any marketing mix, we are confident that Sidel and PET Engineering’s complementary strengths in packaging design, qualification...

Global injection moulding

The use of plastics in innovative automotive design on the rise

Marketing - Monday, 15 October 2018

Injection moulding of plastics is continuing its dominance within the processing of polymers to manufacture products for everyday use, including kitchenware, toys and packaging, amongst other end-use industries, according to the new report “Injection Moulding: Global Markets and Technologies Through 2023” from...

Piovan in North America

Official opening of the new Una-Dyn headquarters in Virginia

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 October 2018

October 4 saw the inauguration, in Fredericksburg, Virginia (USA), of the new headquarters of Una-Dyn, a company of the Piovan Group. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended president and CEO Nicola Piovan, together with guests coming not only from the United States, but also from Canada and Mexico. The ceremony...