New sales representative for Union

Targeting Australia and New Zealand

Marketing - Wednesday, 5 July 2017

The expansion of Union’s sales network continues. After the agreements sealed in India and Russia in the previous months, the manufacturer based in San Vittore Olona signed another contract with Objective 3D, which the company will rely on for commercial representation as well as after-sales technical assistance in Australia and New Zealand. In...

Bonding and sealing solutions

Siglo became Dafa Italia

Marketing - Wednesday, 5 July 2017

On July 1st, Siglo, an Italian manufacturer of bonding and sealing solutions, changed its name to Dafa Italia, thereby putting the final touch to its takeover, last year, by the Danish group Dafa. The new name has been chosen in order to be in line with the names of group’s other...

Variable speed drives

New features make general purpose drive setup and installation easy

Marketing - Monday, 3 July 2017

Since June 2017, Control Techniques (Nidec Corporation) has enhanced its range of Unidrive M general purpose variable speed drives. The range now offers much improved setup and installation methods. Parameter settings on the drives are more accessible; users will now find information relating to each parameter on the front of the unit, while the... 

Double-digit growth for the Italian manufacturers

First quarter 2017: full speed ahead

Marketing - Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The Amaplast (the Italian trade association of 160 manufacturers of plastics and rubber pro-cessing machinery and moulds, previously known as Assocomaplast) Study Centre has analysed foreign trade data published by Istat regarding the first quarter of the current year. Compared to the same period in 2016, imports have increased by...

Technological partnership

Boosting the development of supersonic commercial flights through 3D print

Marketing - Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Stratasys, the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, and Boom Supersonic announced a significant technical partnership to bring the commercial airline industry one step closer towards routine supersonic travel. Aimed at shaping the future of high-speed aviation, this three-year agreement was signed to help Boom accelerate...

European Bioplastics has elected the new board

Fran├žois de Bie confirmed as president

Marketing - Wednesday, 28 June 2017

European Bioplastics (Eubp), the association representing the interests of the bioplastics industry in Europe, has elected a new board on June 21 to serve a two-year term. In a clear vote of confidence, the general assembly of Eubp affirmed the strategic direction set by the previous board and re-elected François de Bie as chairman of the board for a...

Sacmi budget

Consolidated financial statement at 1.4 billion euros, rising net worth

Marketing - Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Positive results across all business sectors. The increasing specific weight of the Italian market “reflects a significant rise in investment within the industry” stated Paolo Mongardi, president of Sacmi Imola, during the presentation of the Group's consolidated financial statement at the recent shareholders’ meeting. With revenues from sales and services at...

Appointment for an industry veteran

Andrew Anagnost is the new president and CEO of Autodesk

Marketing - Thursday, 22 June 2017

On June 21, 2017, Autodesk announced that its board of directors has appointed Andrew Anagnost, current interim co-chief executive officer and chief marketing officer, as the company’s new president and CEO, effective immediately. He will also join Autodesk’s board of directors. “The board and I are delighted that Andrew will lead Autodesk into...

Bandera strengthens in China

New spare parts centre in Beijing for a quicker direct assistance

Marketing - Wednesday, 21 June 2017

By opening the new Spare Parts Centre in Beijing, Bandera has strengthened the existing technical and commercial cooperation with Nanjing Yangzi Plastic & Chemical Company in the field of extrusion of blown film for industrial sacks. The new structure will ensure the immediate and direct availability of spares in China as well as in the other Asian countries...

Soft-touch polymers

Trinseo to acquire Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali

Marketing - Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, Trinseo, and API Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali have signed a definitive agreement for Trinseo to acquire API. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017, following customary closing conditions. Trinseo is funding the...

Dual appointment in Mumbai

Technical summit on injection blow moulding and rotomoulding

Marketing - Tuesday, 20 June 2017

ElitePlus++ Business Services (EPBS) and Chemicals & Petrochemicals Manufacturer’s Association (CPMA) will organize the fifth injection, blow, roto and PET moulding international summit on July 6 and 7 in Mumbai. World leaders in the industry delivering keynote speeches and international speakers and industry veterans shall update on...

From Alessandria to Mexico

GualapackGroup acquires Mexican converter Excel Nobleza

Marketing - Wednesday, 14 June 2017

The Italian GualapackGroup has recently announced the acquisition of the Mexican converter Excel Nobleza. The GualapackGroup will be leading the company into new business ventures in partnership with the Herrero Family, its original founder, which will remain in the management of the company...