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PlasticRoad inaugurated in the Netherlands

In Zwolle the first bicycle path in recycled plastics

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 26 September 2018

So many invitees turned up to bike the first ever PlasticRoad bicycle path in the Deventerstraatweg in Zwolle on September 11, 2018. It was history in the making. Where else have you seen a road that can be built in only a matter of days and that can last three times longer than a traditional road? A road made - not from the traditional asphalt, but...

Piovan in Friedrichshafen

On lake Constance with three brands

Technology - Wednesday, 19 September 2018

At Fakuma 2018, the Piovan Group will feature its Piovan, Aquatech and Fdm brands. While Piovan and Fdm are specialized in material handling systems and advanced solutions for plastics processing - with Fdm more focused on the extrusion process - Aquatech specialises in industrial cooling and temperature control technology...

Italian manufacturer

Two-speed foreign trade in the 2018 first half

Marketing - Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Italian imports of plastics and rubber processing machinery racked up an impressive 23% increase in the first half of 2018 with regard to the same period in 2017. On the other hand, the growth of exports is instead fractional, evidencing the lacklustre performance heralded in the early months of the year. While still well into the black at over one billion euros, the...

Summit in Italy by Smithers Rapra

The “home” for the elastomers industry

Marketing - Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Over 250 global elastomers professionals will gather at the Silicone Elastomers and TPE World Summits organized by Smithers Rapra at the Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel, in Ferno (Varese, Italy), from November 27 to 28. Known as the “home” for the elastomers industry, the two co-located summits have built a...

The recycle according to Gamma Meccanica

The development of Tandem regeneration lines keeps on

Technology - Wednesday, 19 September 2018

The first half of 2018 was very positive for Gamma Meccanica, Italian company specialized in the production of lines for the regeneration of plastic materials. The recent events NPE and Plast in which the company took place proposing, in particular, the new GM Tandem range of regeneration lines brought many interesting prospects and confirmed the...

Greiner and Simplas together

Italian-Austrian agreement in the extrusion tools

Marketing - Wednesday, 19 September 2018

The Austrian Greiner Extrusion Group and the Italian Simplas are now working together in the area of tooling for film and sheet extrusion. Greiner Extrusion Group at the same time acquires a minority holding in Simplas. The clients of both companies will benefit from significantly larger production capacities, rapid onsite support and comprehensive tool...

Versalis invests 250 million euros

In Ferrara a new plant for elastomers production

Marketing - Wednesday, 19 September 2018

A new EPDM rubber production plant has been opened by Versalis in Ferrara on September 12. It will mainly supply the automotive industry. The new facility is an excellent example of reindustrialization of an Italian production plant. Over 250 million euros were invested in the project, which involved constructing a new production line on a land which...

Sise at Fakuma 2018

Everything under control

Technology - Wednesday, 19 September 2018

The Fakuma show will be the opportunity for Sise to present its new range of GC units dedicated to sequential valve gate control, where three new units will be presented. First, the entry-level GC'Timer, will be able to control up to 16 pneumatic or hydraulic valve gates, then the GC'Access, up to 18, and finally the GC'Tech, up to 32 gates...

New materials from Victrex

PAEK grades optimised for AM

Materials - Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Newly developed materials are being prepared by Victrex for additive manufacturing (AM). The first of these is a high strength material for laser sintering (LS) which attains lower refresh rates, resulting in improved recycling for non-sintered powder. The second is a filament with better Z-strength than existing PAEK materials and...

New solution for ECS SP systems

Mould changeover easier and safer

Technology - Wednesday, 12 September 2018

A new quick mould change system just developed by Sipa for its ECS SP single-stage injection-stretch-blow moulding machines means changeover times can be slashed by around a quarter. New features also add extra safety and user-friendliness for operators, especially for some critical operations...

Supply of Amut Dolci Extrusion

In Malaysia Italian technology for 7-layer stretch films

Technology - Wednesday, 12 September 2018

A cast line for the production of stretch film has been recently supplied by Amut Dolci Extrusion to EB Packaging for the factory located in Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia. Since 1995 EB Packaging is a Malaysian company involved in the manufacturing and trading of packaging materials, such as stretch film, plastic bags, PE foam, air bubble films and...

RFID device

Contactless recognition

Technology - Wednesday, 12 September 2018

A new device recently developed by Gimatic in line with the Industry 4.0 principles is the RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) module for robot grippers. In addition to identifying precisely and without error the tool required, this device is even able to transfer data to the operator or directly to the robot...