New entry in ST Blow Moulding

The technical management team expands to support the company’s growth

Marketing - Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Luca Bertolotti - formerly global technical manager at Uniloy Milacron - has joined the technical management team of ST Blow Moulding. He will work together with the entire current technical staff to support the continuous growth of the company. Bertolotti boasts 30 years of experience, and started his professional carrier as a...

Engel Hannover reopens after refurbishment

Well equipped to meet future requirements

Marketing - Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Together with over 200 guests, Engel opened its much extended and modernised subsidiary in Hannover on 9 and 10 May. The Austrian global market leader in injection moulding machines and integrated injection moulding system solutions invested around 5 million euros. Construction continued into March 2017 and lasted twelve months...

SPS IPC Drives Italia

A fair growing at the pace of innovation

Marketing - Wednesday, 17 May 2017

From technology to production, passing through design: all the new technologies of the Italian manufacturing industry at SPS IPC Drives Italia, Parma, from May 23 to 25. Strengthened by a growth forecast of +20% and being considered the reference event for industrial automation in Italy, the trade show is getting ready for its seventh edition...

Italian-German joint venture

Rivi Magnetics joins forces with Römheld to increase its international presence

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The Italian manufacturer of magnetic clamping systems for moulds Rivi Magnetics and the German group Römheld recently joined forces to establish the joint venture company Römheld Rivi. According to the Italian company, Rivi Magnetics believes that this collaboration will improve its aftersales and service activities, two areas that will be...

Assocomaplast pavilion

Made in Italy does business at Chinaplas 2017

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The 1,400 sqm national pavilion organized at the thirty-first Chinaplas (Guangzhou, May 16-19, 2017) by Assocomaplast - the Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery and moulds manufacturers' association - will be attended by some 50 Italian companies. “Therefore this will be an exhaustive survey of the Made in Italy, which stands among...

SPE announcement

Pat Farrey is the new CEO

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 May 2017

SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers) has appointed Pat Farrey as its new CEO. He will succeed Wim De Vos, who will be stepping down in June. Patrick Farrey, a Chicago based Us National, comes to SPE after a 23-year career in the publication and association management sector. As vice president at Kellen, a Us association management firm...

The 2017 first quarter of Borealis

A strong start with a net profit of 313 million euros

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 May 2017

A leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins and base chemicals, Borealis has announced a net profit of 313 million euros for the first quarter of 2017, compared to 255 million euros in the same quarter of 2016. The strong result was driven by continuing high margins in the polyolefins business and by an...

New appointment

Gefran: Alberto Bartoli is the new CEO

Marketing - Wednesday, 3 May 2017

The Shareholders’ Meeting of Gefran was held on April 20. Shareholders approved the company’s 2016 financial statements and appointed the members of the Board of Directors for the period 2017-2019: Ennio Franceschetti, Maria Chiara Franceschetti, Giovanna Franceschetti, Andrea Franceschetti, Alberto Bartoli, Daniele Piccolo, Monica Vecchiati, Mario Benito Mazzoleni and Romano Gallus...

First quarter of 2017

Basf sales and earnings increase

Marketing - Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Basf completed the first quarter of 2017 with a considerable rise in sales and earnings compared to the same quarter of 2016. “BASF has had a good start to the year 2017”, said Kurt Bock, chairman of the board of executive directors of Basf. “The demand trends we observed over the course of 2016 continued in the first quarter of this... platform

CNC machining: from a single prototype up to 250 pieces through a click

Marketing - Wednesday, 3 May 2017, the first e-commerce site that offers online CNC machining with free quotes in real time, inserts plastics, enriching its range of materials offered for the realization of parts and components. After the announcement of the internationalization strategy with the launch of the platform in English, the e-shop keeps expanding its horizons offering...

PET production in Texas

The M&G Chemicals plant at Corpus Christi will be fully operetional by mid-2017

Marketing - Tuesday, 2 May 2017

The M&G Chemicals resin-processing plant at Corpus Christi (Texas) is expected to be fully operational by mid-2017, creating up to 250 permanent jobs and manufacturing over a million tons of PET resin a year. “In December the general contractor for the project, Chemtex, hired Bay, to continue work...

ECPI change its name to European Plasticisers

Plasticisers industry joins forces to meet challenges ahead

Marketing - Friday, 28 April 2017

Hundreds of international experts from well over 30 different countries gathered at the PVC 2017 triennial conference in Brighton (April 25-27) to discuss how the industry is rapidly adapting to regulatory and market pressures as well as to consumer’s demands. This was also the occasion to unveil European Plasticisers which builds on...