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Hall 23

Arburg will build a new assembly department at Lossburg

Marketing - Tuesday, 8 May 2018

At Arburg, things are progressing at a fast pace: the Training Centre, for which the foundations began getting laid in 2017, is growing upwards on schedule. In Assembly Hall 22, opened in 2016, machines now stand in serried ranks and now Arburg is already announcing the start of its next big construction project. The construction of the new...

First quarter

Borealis starts strongly in 2018, advances on key growth initiatives

Marketing - Tuesday, 8 May 2018

The leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins and base chemicals, Borealis, announces a net profit of 240 million euros for the first quarter of 2018, compared to 313 million euros in the same quarter of 2017. The strong result came in despite a full Borouge 2 turnaround and was driven by lower but still healthy European integrated...

Injection-stretch-blow moulding machine by Sipa

A small and nimble ISBM for special PET bottles

Technology - Tuesday, 8 May 2018

At NPE 2018 (Orlando, Florida, May 7-11), Sipa, one of the world’s top-ranking suppliers of equipment for production of PET preforms and bottles, will show the latest version of its ECS SP injection-stretch-blow moulding (ISBM) system (booth S17085, in the Bottle Zone, on Level One of the South Hall). The company, headquartered in Vittorio Veneto (Italy) and with a major mould...

Strategic agreement

Marangoni chooses Directa Plus graphene for tire retreading

Marketing - Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Marangoni, a global leader in the tyre retreading industry and in the development of technologies and machinery for the production of new and retreaded tyres, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic collaboration agreement with Directa Plus, a leading producer and supplier of graphene-based products for use in consumer and...

Increasing of production capacity

Amcor invests in the electric technology of Meccanoplastica and Kautex

Technology - Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Amcor has announced the expansion of its injection blow moulding (IBM) and extrusion blow moulding (EBM) capabilities for the production of healthcare, food and home and personal care packaging. The company has invested in the Jet series all-electric IBM platform from Meccanoplastica Group, Florence, Italy and the KBB series all-electric...

Barnes Group at NPE 2018

Six injection moulding specialists together for the first time

Technology - Wednesday, 2 May 2018

At NPE 2018, all six Molding Solutions companies of Barnes Group will exhibit together for the first time. Barnes Molding Solutions delivers highly engineered, custom products and solutions through innovation and customer collaboration. A unified display will allow customers to interact with technologies from all six companies in one location. Every hour...

Leister introduces Basic S

Precise and repeatable welding for the medical industry

Technology - Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Laser Plastic Welding division of Leister has recently presented Basic S welding machine devoted to the medical industry, on the occasion of MedTec trade show (April 17-19, Stuttgart), the largest European event devoted to the medical industry. Incorporating a unique, state-of-the-art cooling system that was developed in-house, the...

An important milestone

New headquarters for Hekuma

Marketing - Wednesday, 2 May 2018

After fifteen months of construction, the new headquarters of Hekuma in Hallbergmoos, Germany, was completed on schedule - an important milestone in the history of the company. At the beginning of 2018 the time was right: Hekuma moved in its new headquarters and thus set an important milestone in the history of the company. The...

From Covestro new Makrofol films

The car cockpit becomes individual and functional

Materials - Wednesday, 2 May 2018

The development of film technologies for car interiors has made great progress in recent years. "Trends such as autonomous driving, networking and individualization pose entirely new challenges, but also offer great opportunities for the use of polycarbonate and thermoplastic polyurethane films", explained Dirk Pophusen, film specialist at Covestro...

New study by ECHA

2-ethylhexanoic acid is not dangerous

Marketing - Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Recently 2-ethylhexanoic acid (2-EHA) has shown no adverse effects regarding reproduction at the highest dose tested in a study executed at the request of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). Because of earlier suspicions on reproductive toxicity, ECHA had 2-EHA listed in the Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) as CMR...

Magic MP takes over Automa

A historic blow moulding brand stays Italian

Technology - Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The Italian manufacturer of blow moulding machinery with global operations, Magic MP, has recently acquired the brand and know-how of Automa, another Italian company operating on the international blow moulding market. The purchase decision was dictated first and foremost by Magic MP’s wish to not lose a historic name like Automa from Italy’s industrial heritage, after a...

Italy at the forefront of the European strategy on plastic waste

A new permanent forum for quality recycling

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The plastic materials processing sector has embraced the EU’s “Plastics Strategy” and embarked on a joint endeavour with leading institutional, environmental and supply chain figures in order to address the current problems in a structural manner, adopting a modern and constructive approach. To this end, on April 10, representatives of various...