AVK Conference

The second time in Düsseldorf

Marketing - Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Some 300 delegates attended the International AVK Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Plastics/Composites, which was held in Düsseldorf for the second time, on October 6 and 7. Over 30 international speakers from industry and research presented new solutions for production processes as well as innovative...


Syncro buys Plasmac and enters the recycling

Marketing - Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Italian manufacturer Syncro has acquired a majority shareholding in Plasmac, a UK based worldwide player in recycling machinery for both blown and cast film. Plasmac produces innovative products ranging from pneumatic edge-trim conveying systems, edge-trim recycling machines for both blown and cast line...

Packaging film

Bi-oriented film doubles in India

Marketing - Wednesday, 22 October 2014

By 2016, India is expected to achieve average yearly growth rates of 11.5% for BOPP film, 9.7% for cast film, 9% for coated film, and 8.9% for blown film. These are the forecasts for the Indian packaging film market publicized at the ElitePlus conference held in Mumbai on 25 and 26 September...

Solvay CEO to lead European chemistry

Clamadieu appointed president of Cefic

Marketing - Wednesday, 22 October 2014

On October 17, Solvay CEO Jean-Pierre Clamadieu was elected president of Cefic, the European chemical industry Council. Clamadieu will take over the leadership from Basf Chairman Kurt Bock, who completed his successful two-year term. In his first address as Cefic president, Clamadieu outlined his goals for the next two years...

A growing application

More and more plastic in airplanes

Marketing - Wednesday, 15 October 2014

In 2018 the world market in plastics for aerospace applications may reach a value of 10.5 billion dollars, as opposed to 6.2 in 2011, with a projected volume of nearly 88,000 tons. This is one of the results of a recent study by the US firm Transparency Market Research (TMR). The positive trend would be supported, in particular, by the increasing use of plastic in the...

Plastindia 2015 to be held in Gandhinagar

Change of venue confirmed for the Indian fair

Marketing - Wednesday, 15 October 2014

After the recent rumours, the news is now official: Plastindia 2015 will take place in the new exhibition centre located in Gandhinagar, about twenty kilometres far from Ahmedabad, in the state of Gujarat. The decision of Plastindia Foundation to leave the historic venue of the Pragati Maidan exhibition centre...    

In Tehran

Iranplast amidst hope and uncertainty

Marketing - Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The ninth edition of the international Iranplast fair, held on September 25-29 at the Tehran Permanent International Fairground, witnessed the return of European exhibitors, such as those from Italy and Austria, who brought life to their respective sections, both having been absent in 2012. There was a certain ferment in the air during...

A new exhibition area

The 3D printing introduces itself at Plast 2015

Marketing - Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Thanks to applications already received by some of the most important international companies of the sector, on the occasion of Plast 2015, 3D Plast will debut: a thematic section dedicated to additive manufacturing of polymeric products, rapid prototyping, modelling software, 3D print and similar technologies...

A ceremony in Valle Brembana

CMS opens its new headquarters

Marketing - Wednesday, 8 October 2014

On October 10 CMS will officially open its new headquarters in Zogno (near Bergamo, Italy), where the company has grouped all its engineering and manufacturing activities, which now occupy a surface area of over 30 thousand square metres. It is a state-of-the-art headquarters that stands out, among other things...

An important milestone in robotics

A double anniversary

Marketing - Wednesday, 8 October 2014

2014 sees Star Automation Europe celebrating 25 years in business, a milestone that coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of its parent company Star Seiki. This important achievement has been marked by the development of an automated system for the production and packaging of disposable cutlery. It has been an important...

Nip-Tech launches its website

The net is… on the net

Marketing - Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Launched at the end of 2013 by Baruffaldi Plastic Technology, Engin Plast and Comav, the Nip-Tech network (North Italian Plastic Technology) has now gone online with its own website ( Among other information, it contains presentations of the three companies and their respective areas of...

Equiplast 2014

First results for the Spanish trade fair

Marketing - Wednesday, 8 October 2014

According to the organizer, the trade shows Equiplast, Expoquimia and Eurosurfas (Barcelona, September 30-October 3) have been marked by the boost to their international vocation. The number of high calibre visitors increased by 11% compared to the previous event. The three shows took place at the...