An anniversary and a new extrusion line

Friul Filiere turns 40 and launches Futura40

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 January 2018

On January 17, 2018 Friul Filiere will be 40 years old, and to mark this landmark birthday it is lauching Futura40, a new extrusion line. As explained by the manufacturer, the new solution encapsulates the company’s four decades of experience, whose technological value is reflected in its modern aesthetics, attractive design and “minimal” style. Its...


Amut takes over Amut Dolci Bielloni

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 January 2018

On December 31, 2017, Amut Dolci Bielloni Srl was taken over by Amut SpA in what was the final stage in the planned acquisition of the division specialising in machines for the production of flexible packaging. The decision, a key part of the plan to rationalise the Amut Group, was taken with the aim of pursuing, in a more synergistic way, greater...

Change in the board

Matteo Terragni taking over management of Engel Italia

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 January 2018

With the beginning of the new year, Engel Italia is initiating the generational change in management. As of January 1, 2018, Matteo Terragni is taking over the management of the sales and service subsidiary of the Austria-based injection moulding machine builder. So as to hand over the business to his successor in an orderly fashion, the previous...


Ettlinger passes to Maag Pump & Filtration Systems

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Ettlinger announced that it has been acquired by the Swiss Company Maag, a business unit of Dover Corporation. Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen was founded in 1983 and is today a globally recognized brand. The German company has its headquarters in Königsbrunn, near Augsburg and an...

Chinaplas 2018 to launch Young Tech Hall

Not-to-be-missed new plastics and rubber solution providers

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 January 2018

In line with unprecedented rapid development of technology, Chinaplas, after 31 editions of advancement, is evolving, in response to the needs of the industries, from a business platform for materials and equipment purchasing to an international showcase of high technologies...

Change in Basf leadership

Bruderm├╝ller will succeed Bock

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Effective at the end of the annual shareholders’ meeting on May 4, 2018, Martin Brudermüller, currently vice chairman of the board of executive directors, will become chairman of the board of executive directors of Basf. The supervisory board appointed Brudermüller in its meeting today. Brudermüller will succeed Kurt Bock, who is Basf’s...

Italian manufacturers of machinery

A brilliant full-year forecast

Marketing - Wednesday, 20 December 2017

The positive trend continues unabated in the Italian import-export market for plastics and rubber processing machinery, equipment and moulds. According to analyses of Istat foreign trade data for January-September 2017 by the Amaplast Study Center, imports increased by 12% and exports by 16% over the same...

Chinese road show for Macchi

Two days devoted to materials and technologies for flexible packaging

Marketing - Wednesday, 20 December 2017

The first Macchi road show in China took place on November 21 and 23 in Xiamen and Tianjin, and saw the participation of some of the finest names in the flexible packaging value chain. The discussion started from the new resins available on the market (Dow Chemicals), and continued examining the new blown film extrusion technologies (Macchi)...

Change of ownership

Platinum Equity to acquire Husky

Marketing - Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Platinum Equity on December 18 announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Bolton, Ontario based Husky IMS International. The transaction is expected to close during the second quarter of 2018. Members of Husky’s management team will remain significant investors in the business through continued equity ownership...

An essential community

Industrial machinery excellence at Fiera Milano

Marketing - Friday, 15 December 2017

From the food products that we find on the supermarket shelves and the books that we peruse in the bookshop to the houses that we live in and the cars that we drive: “behind the scenes” of our economy’s most central production sectors, lies a lengthy chain of outstanding and technological industrial machinery, a world of technologies that spans...

Pouches and spouted pouches production

GualapackGroup to open a new plant in Chile

Marketing - Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The world manufacturer of premade spouted pouches, GualapackGroup continues its expansion in Latino American countries with the start of a brand new facility in Chile. Located close to Santiago, the new plant will be dedicated to pouches and spouted pouches production. “That new investment will strengthen our position in Latin America...

At Maag in Grossostheim

Open house event focusing on rotomoulding

Marketing - Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The recent open house event had already been the second occasion as part of which Maag, Gala, and Reduction Engineering Scheer showcased their products together. This particular event centred around rotomoulding and took place at the subsidiary in Grossostheim, Germany. The event had been scheduled for two subsequent days...