New management at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

Development of core competencies and strategic partnerships

Marketing - Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The new management at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is now complete. As was already announced in October, Gerd Liebig (55) is succeeding the current CEO, Tetsuya Okamura (60) who is senior vice president of Sumitomo Heavy Industries. As COO, Andreas Schramm (51) will assume responsibility as of January 1st 2017 for the operative side of business, taking...

Appointment for Europe and Americas

Teknor Apex promotes Elizabeth Ponte to marketing manager for TPEs

Marketing - Tuesday, 20 December 2016

On December 12, 2016, Teknor Apex Company has appointed Elizabeth Ponte as senior marketing manager for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. She will be responsible for integrating and coordinating the marketing activities of the Thermoplastic Elastomer Division in these regions, including the...

New name for SPI

Keep up with the industry change

Marketing - Wednesday, 14 December 2016

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association has announced its new name, Plastics Industry Association, Plastics for short, and unveiled a new website, demonstrating that as the plastics industry grows and evolves, so does the association. Plastics, the association's new identity, builds upon nearly 80 years of a strong history of fostering...


Moulds for thermoplastics: high-speed and high-precision assembly machines

Marketing - Wednesday, 30 November 2016

On the eve of its fiftieth birthday, Gefit confirms its presence on the international markets. With a wide and prestigious worldwide customers portfolio, the company from Alessandria (Italy) is known for the high quality of its products and it’s always attentive to the possible cooperation with many of the major players in the plastic machinery industry...

Moretto’s focus on K 2016

Three exhibition spaces, record number of visitors and many new products

Marketing - Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Record number of visitors for Moretto at K 2016: this is the news reported by the company based in Massanzago, near Padua (Italy), taking part in the German show not only with its own booth, but also at the Contrex booth as well as on the Moretto in Motion trailer outside hall 12. Together, this afforded the Veneto-based company over...

Total-Corbion joint venture

Together for biopolymers production

Marketing - Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Total and Corbion are joining forces to develop bioplastics by creating a 50/50 joint venture to produce and market polylactic (PLA) polymers. The two partners plan to build a world-class PLA polymerization plant with a capacity of 75,000 tons per year at Corbion’s site in Thailand that already has a lactide (PLA monomer) production unit that...

Turnover at Colines

New managing director and sales manager appointed

Marketing - Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Since last October, Fabrizio Castellari is the new managing director of Colines. Castellari graduated in 1981 at the Alberghetti State Industrial Technical Institute in Imola (Bologna, Italy) and took the first steps of his career in the technical field, holding positions of increasing responsibility...

A new appointment in Imola

New general manager at Sacmi

Marketing - Wednesday, 16 November 2016

On November 10, the appointment of Claudio Marani as general manager of the Sacmi group was made official. A graduate in chemical engineering and part of the group since 1981, Marani has had different roles in Sacmi (Società Anonima Cooperativa Meccanici Imola). To begin with...

Environmental protection

Assocomaplast signs the OCS protocol

Marketing - Wednesday, 16 November 2016

During the K 2016 trade fair in Düsseldorf (19-26 October 2016), with participants including some 400 Italian companies in the plastics and rubber sector, Assocomaplast joined Operation Clean Sweep (OCS), an environmental protection programme addressing the plastics industry introduced by the US association SPI and the American Chemistry Council. OCS...

Plast 2018

Registration opened, organization on the move

Marketing - Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Plast 2018 organization is on the move. In fact, in these days the personal internet access has been sent to thousands of companies of the sector. Through it, the addressees can submit the online application at Plast 2018 in the reserved internet areas, save the general regulations and the index of exhibits, update company data if…

Increasing presence in US and Canada

Amcor acquires Sonoco’s blow molding business

Marketing - Friday, 11 November 2016

On November 7 Amcor Rigid Plastics, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of rigid plastic packaging for the food, beverage, spirits, home/personal care, and healthcare industries, has completed the acquisition of Sonoco’s Global Plastics blow moulding business in North America. The closing of the Sonoco acquisition comes...

Bereavement at Colines

Mario Zorloni, one of the founders of the Novara-based company, has died

Marketing - Wednesday, 9 November 2016

The Colines Holding and B-Pack Holding group has just suffered a very sad bereavement:   Mario Zorloni, co-founder and, over the years, mainstay of these two industrial groups, has died. He is survived by his wife and two children, Marcello and Alessia. “Mario Zorloni has passed away at the age of 76, following a terminal illness. He continued...