Novelty in association

Assocomaplast becomes Amaplast

Marketing - Tuesday, 13 June 2017

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, the member assembly of the Italian trade association of manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery and moulds approved the proposal to change the name of the association from Assocomaplast to Amaplast. As emphasized by the association president, Alessandro Grassi, “in a logic of renewal...

Assocomaplast assembly

Grassi confirmed as president, second term until 2019

Marketing - Tuesday, 13 June 2017

The annual member assembly of Assocomaplast - Italian trade association of 160 manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery and moulds within Confindustria - took place on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Villa Cagnola in Gazzada Schianno (province of Varese)...

Circular plastics processing

EuPC launches two new European platforms

Marketing - Wednesday, 7 June 2017

On June 1 and 2, EuPC (the European plastics converters association) and Anaip (the Spanish plastics association) staged together the EuPC Annual Meeting in Madrid. During the conference under the title “A circular future with plastics”, EuPC’s general assembly passed two resolutions on the launch of new European industry platforms...

EUPOC 2017

Polymers and additive manufacturing: from fundamentals to applications

Marketing - Wednesday, 7 June 2017

The historic Palazzo Feltrinelli, overlooking Lake Garda in Gargnano (province of Brescia), was the setting for the 2017 Eupoc (European Polymer Conference) “Polymers and additive manufacturing: from fundamentals to applications” that took place on May 21-25. Among the featured speakers were Jean-François Gerard (Insa Lyon, Cnrs), president of...

Italian leader for PlasticsEurope

Daniele Ferrari elected as new president

Marketing - Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Daniele Ferrari, CEO of Versalis (Eni), has been elected president of PlasticsEurope, succeeding Patrick Thomas, CEO of Covestro, who held this office since 2011. Ferrari was elected by PlasticsEurope’s general assembly, on June 1 in Madrid. Daniele Ferrari paid tribute to his predecessor, praising his efficient and effective...

IMG expands its headquarters

New facilities, for machines and offices

Marketing - Wednesday, 31 May 2017

On June 9 and 10 this year, IMG, Italian rubber injection moulding machine manufacturer and also distributor, in Italy, of Haitian and Zhafir plastic injection moulding machines, will be throwing open the doors of its headquarters in Capriano del Colle, in the Italian province of Brescia, to inaugurate new facilities to be given over to...


RadiciGroup best supplier of the year in plastic resin

Marketing - Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Radici Novacips, an Italy based company member of the RadiciGroup Performance Plastics business area, received the prestigious award "Supplier of the Year 2016" sponsored by Stihl, a remarkable customer, world’s leading manufacturer of chain saws and producer of outdoor power tools, including trimmers, brushcutters, cut-off...


Sepro invests 11 million euros in France and US

Marketing - Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Following four years of record-setting sales growth, Sepro Group is announcing a three-phase, 11 million euros expansion plan. In France, the plan will increase production capacity at Sepro’s headquarters facility in La Roche-sur-Yon, and launch a new global training facility nearby. In the US, the plan will add large-robot assembly capabilities to...

Changes at the top

Covestro plans for succession of CEO

Marketing - Wednesday, 31 May 2017

CEO Patrick Thomas has confirmed to the supervisory board of Covestro that he will complete his contract as expected on September 30, 2018. The supervisory board has therefore decided on the succession of Patrick Thomas as chairman of the board of management in today’s meeting...

Open house for Plasmac and CST

Double appointment with the Syncro group

Marketing - Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Double open house for two companies in the Syncro group. On May 24, Plasmac opened its doors at its Aylesbury site, near London, to present on its most recent plants for recycling plastic materials. In particular, it showcased a machine in the Alpha series and three models in the Omega range - the 250, 340 and the ECO - all based on...


Mast: fifty years and a new logo

Marketing - Wednesday, 24 May 2017

This year, 2017, sees the fiftieth anniversary of Mast (Macchine Attrezzature Speciali per Termoplastici). The company is celebrating this landmark with a special event on July 7, and to mark the occasion it has updated its corporate image. Specialists in the construction of screws and cylinders for the processing of plastics and rubber, the...

Joint venture

Clariant and Huntsman to combine in merger of equals

Marketing - Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Clariant and Huntsman Corporation announced on May 22 that their boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction. The merged company will be named HuntsmanClariant. On a pro forma 2016 basis, the combination of both companies will create a leading global...