In 2013

PET recovery grows in Europe

Marketing - Wednesday, 17 September 2014

According to data reported by PETcore Europe, a European association headquartered in Brussels promoting the recovery and recycling of PET bottles, 1.64 million tons of PET packaging materials were recycled in Europe in 2013, corresponding to some 65 billion bottles. The report highlights that the upward trend...

Carioca transformation

Brazil: slow around the first turn

Marketing - Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Based on a survey by the trade association Abiplast, in mid-2014 the Brazilian conversion industry (as well as the manufacturing industry generally) has registered a downturn of 1.9% in production of plastic articles with respect to the first half of 2013, just barely exceeding 3 million tons. There was also a drop of...

Commercial net

New German subsidiary for Persico

Marketing - Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Persico Deutschland, the new German subsidiary of the Italian manufacturer Persico, started operations on September 1. The structure, headquartered close to Düsseldorf, will work to broaden the company existing capabilities in Germany and to achieve the following goals: improve the Persico local presence...

Global consumption

PVC on the rise at least until 2021

Marketing - Wednesday, 17 September 2014

According to Ceresana, a market research company, the global consumption of PVC is expected to grow by an average of 3.2% per year at least until 2021. In 2013, the global demand reached 39.3 million tons, 56% of which was generated in the Asia-Pacific region, thus showing a higher potential than other areas...

Since ever in the blown film extrusion

Daverio family takes over the entire CMG-MAM

Marketing - Tuesday, 16 September 2014

In July 2014 the Daverio family, founder of CMG (Cardano al Campo, near Varese, Italy), bought the minority stake held by the private equity fund IGI. By this operation the family Daverio now holds the entire share capital of CMG-MAM Group, specialized in the design and manufacturing of blown film extrusion...

Anniversary in the plastics field

Plastic Systems holds a grand gala to celebrate 20 years

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 September 2014

On September 19, Plastic Systems will be celebrating its first twenty years in business together with its employees and their families, its suppliers, representatives of the local institutions and members of the press. The celebrations will include a tour of the company, a dinner, with music and entertainment, and the conferment of...

Commercial strengthening

Coim closes the acquisition of Enser

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 September 2014

The Italian company Coim has announced that it has perfected the acquisition of Enser, a chemical distribution company located in Istanbul (Turkey). Enser had been distributing some of Coim’s product lines in Turkey for over twenty years. Erkan Sezer, a former shareholder of Enser, has been appointed as general manager of the newly...


The Ryton PPS polymers to Solvay

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Solvay has signed an agreement to buy the Ryton PPS (polyphenylene sulphide) business from US-based petrochemical company Chevron Phillips Chemical Company for 220 million dollars, expanding its offering of high-performance polymers and entering a solid growth market. Solvay Specialty Polymers...

Market trend

US demand grows for pharmaceutical packaging

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 September 2014

According to a new study from The Freedonia Group, demand for pharmaceutical packaging products in the US will increase 4.9 percent annually to 22.1 billion dollars in 2018. Primary containers will make up two-thirds of the total, with the remainder generated by closures, secondary containers, labels, and other packaging accessories...

International congress

In India to talk about extrusion

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 September 2014

A congress organized by ElitePlus on the extrusion of film and flexible packaging is scheduled in Mumbai on September 25 and 26. It will address all aspects of the production, including raw materials that can be used in the various processes, innovation in machinery, plants and auxiliary equipment...

Sandretto starts out afresh, from Pont Canavese

Marketing - Wednesday, 3 September 2014

As announced on July 24 by Scout One, the extraordinary shareholders’ meeting has decided to transform the “Sandretto” business unit (acquired from the Brazil-based Romi Group on September 19 last year) into a public limited company, to be called Sandretto SpA, and to transfer its headquarters to the company’s historical site at...

Stephan Berz is the new vice president of HRSflow Automotive

Marketing - Wednesday, 3 September 2014

HRSflow (Hot Runner Solutions) - division of INglass Group (San Polo di Piave, Italy) - has extended its sales structure: Stephan Berz, appointed as vice president HRSflow Automotive, is responsible for the worldwide sales activities in the automotive sector. In particular, he will coordinate the cooperation with the major Tier 1 and OEMs...