Macchi in 2016

Sales and turnover up for the fourth consecutive year

Marketing - Wednesday, 22 February 2017

In a recent news release, Macchi, the Italian manufacturer of film extrusion plants, informs that for the fourth year in a row it has posted an increase in sales and turnover in the main regions of the world. Thanks to a widespread network of offices and agents, Macchi has been able to extend its presence in the most important world markets, strengthening...

Emergency shelters in TPO

A home away from home

Marketing - Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Better Shelter is a modular housing concept developed by the Ikea Foundation and Unhcr - the UN agency for refugees - in four years of intense research, to create a “home away from home” for refugees and internally displaced people. Its design pays special attention to transport volume, weight, price, safety, health and comfort. One shelter, made of...

Anniversary for Bluestar Silicones

Ten years of Sino-French collaboration

Marketing - Wednesday, 22 February 2017

On February 16, Bluestar Silicones celebrated ten years within the Chinese group Bluestar, subsidiary of ChemChina. Created in 2007, following the acquisition of Rhodia Silicones by China National Bluestar Corporation (ChemChina subsidiary), Bluestar Silicones is one of the main producer of silicones worldwide. The...

Covestro achieves record year

Sustainable development and advanced materials drive the growth

Marketing - Wednesday, 22 February 2017

2016 was a record year for materials manufacturer Covestro. Driven by demand for innovative materials, the group’s core volumes increased by 7.5%. With greater capacity utilization across its plants, adjusted Ebitda surged by 22.7% above the 2015 figure to 2.0 billion euros. Net income more than doubled from 343 million to 795 million euros. On...

Plast and Ipack-Ima

Innovative materials on display

Marketing - Thursday, 16 February 2017

Innovative and functionalised materials and products for the premium segment are the focus of Innovative Material Solutions 2018, the new Plast and Ipack-Ima satellite show which will make its debut at Fiera Milano as part of the event Innovation Alliance to be held from May 29 to June 1, 2018. It was presented on...

Comerio Ercole

Investiments for Industria 4.0 and the possibility of an international award

Marketing - Wednesday, 15 February 2017

The extension work on Comerio’s technical offices and new training centre, which will be devoted to the development of all its new Industry 4.0 products and services, is advancing at a rapid pace. This manufacturer has, for some time, been offering its customers innovative IoT (Internet of things) solutions, i.e. machines that are directly connected...

Rebranding for the 40th anniversary

Friul Filiere has a new logo

Marketing - Wednesday, 15 February 2017

In January Friul Filiere adopted a new logo. The Friuli-based company has plans for a rebranding campaign in 2017, with the aim of communicating its market position with greater clarity and efficiency in the year leading up to its fortieth year in business. The new logo, the first step along this path, is an evolution that carries forward the brand's...

From Santa Maria di Sala to Ho Chi Minh

Piovan opens subsidiary in Vietnam to strengthen its presence in Asia

Marketing - Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Piovan opens a new office in Vietnam located in Ho Chi Minh City, District 2, Lexington building. This new branch will contribute to the group’s strategy of being close to their customers and strengthen the local relationships. Piovan Vietnam will cover sales, service, after sales and administration activities...

Transam reinvestment program

British processor acquires sixth line from Davis-Standard

Marketing - Wednesday, 15 February 2017

The United Kingdom’s market leading tubing and profile manufacturer, Transam Extrusions Limited, continues to invest in Davis-Standard extrusion equipment. Transam, based in Barton-Le-Clay, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom, has experienced significant growth over the past decade and is regarded as one of the UK's leading...

Distribution agreement

Songwon in North Africa with Azelis

Marketing - Monday, 6 February 2017

Songwon has announced that it has signed an agreement with Azelis Morocco for the distribution of Songwon’s extensive range of products. Based in Casablanca, Azelis Morocco is responsible for distributing Songwon’s polymer stabilizers, tin intermediates, PVC stabilizers and polymers, and specialty chemicals products...

Agreement in the compounds field

Celanese acquires Nilit Plastics

Marketing - Friday, 3 February 2017

Celanese Corporation, a global technology and specialty materials company, and Nilit, a major independent producer of high performance PMMA polymers, fibers and compounds, today announced they have signed a definitive agreement for Celanese to acquire Nilit Plastics, the PMMA compounding division of Nilit. Celanese will acquire...

Change of ownership

Reifenhäuser sells Reimotec to Dietze+Schell

Marketing - Thursday, 2 February 2017

With effect from February 1, 2017, Reifenhäuser Maschinenfabrik and Dietze+Schell Maschinenfabrik consolidate their activities in the niche markets monofilaments, strapping tapes and artificial turf. Reifenhäuser transfers the two companies Reimotec Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, and Reimotec Winding Technology to the Coburg-based company...