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“Bio-based Material of the Year 2018”

Innovation award goes to Arctic Biomaterials

Materials - Wednesday, 27 June 2018

The Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2018” was awarded to three innovative bio-based materials. The competition focused on new developments in the bio-based economy, which have a market launch in 2018. The winners were elected by the participants of the recent “International Conference on Bio-based Materials” in...

Coim in joint venture with Atmosa

Long-term supply of phthalic anhydride

Marketing - Wednesday, 27 June 2018

A joint venture agreement has been recently signed between Coim and Atmosa Petrochemie. Atmosa, located in Vienna, was established in 1995 and it is among the major independent producers of phthalic anhydride in Europe. The high quality of the product allowed Atmosa to establish itself as a reliable long term supplier to...

Mourning in the plastics

The Covestro CSO has passed away

Marketing - Wednesday, 27 June 2018

It is with great sadness that Covestro and their employees have learnt about the death of their CSO (Chief Sustainability Officer) Richard Northcote. He passed away unexpectedly at the age of 58. “We will all miss him more than words can express. He was not just our inspiring colleague, but our good friend as well,” said Covestro CEO Markus Steilemann...

Euromap general assembly in Linz

Anceschi reelected as president, positive outlook also for 2018

Marketing - Wednesday, 20 June 2018

At the general assembly on 15 June 2018 in Linz, the representatives of the member firms of Euromap elected Presidency and General Secretary for the period 2018 to 2021: Luciano Anceschi, Tria, Cologno Monzese (President); Michael Baumeister, Brückner Maschinenbau, Siegsdorf (Vice President); Thorsten Kühmann, VDMA, Frankfurt (Secretary General)...

Amaplast General Meeting

Meeting in Linz for Italian manufacturers

Marketing - Wednesday, 20 June 2018

The General Meeting of Amaplast took place on June 14 in Linz (Austria), appointing the nine members of the General Board for the 2018-2020 term. The decision to hold the meeting of the association outside Italy was dictated by the fact that an Euromap meeting had been scheduled to take place in Linz on June 15. In this way the...

Promotion in the tire sector

From trade fairs to the web to approach the world

Marketing - Wednesday, 20 June 2018

A new historical phase has begun for image promotion and contact with customers: today, the use of digital platforms seems to be much more practical and effective. The decision was made as a result of a complex reflection and evaluation process that directly involved the Group’s top management: Marangoni has decided to rethink...

Anniversary of Wittmann-Battenfeld

Ten years together dedicated to the expansion and the technological innovation

Technology - Wednesday, 20 June 2018

On June 13 and 14 more than 1,000 operators, especially from Germany and Poland, and journalists representing the most important technical magazines worldwide, grouped together to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the partnership between Wittmann and Battenfeld at the Kottingbrunn (Austria) headquarters, recently expanded of...

Pioneering spirit “live”

An enthusiastic crowd celebrated 180 years of technology at the KraussMaffei Competence Forum

Technology - Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Injection moulding, reaction process machinery, extrusion: the KraussMaffei Group has been shaping technological development in all three areas for decades. More than 1,800 visitors at the Competence Forum in Munich experienced a veritable celebration of innovative machines and technologies on June 6 and 7. The occasion was the 180th...

Meeting by Eliteplus

Technical conference in India

Marketing - Wednesday, 20 June 2018

On July 5-6, the 6th edition of the meeting organized by Eliteplus will take place in Mumbai. On this occasion several topics related to injection moulding (first day) and blow moulding, rotomoulding, and PET (second day) will be treated. These sectors represent the 25% of the Indian processing industry...

A forty-year cooperation

Bercker acquired the hundredth Allrounder

Marketing - Wednesday, 20 June 2018

The Berker brand belongs to the Hager Group and stands for switch series and building technology systems. The products, for which the high-quality plastic components have now been produced for the last 40 years by Berker using injection moulding machines from Arburg, are in use worldwide. A very special event in the...

Cooperation between Lati and Mercedes Benz

Ameluna: technological and sustainable lighting

Marketing - Wednesday, 20 June 2018

“An innovative vision of design where light is able to generate emotion and interaction”. This phrase perfectly fits Artemide’s presentation of Ameluna, the lamp designed in partnership with Mercedes Benz Style. Artemide and Mercedes Benz are leaders in their respective fields and the development of...

Electric machine

Sustainable blow moulding of bottles

Technology - Wednesday, 13 June 2018

At Plast 2018, Plastiblow displayed a double-head, single-carriage electric blow moulding machine configured to produce five-litre bottles with handles using a two-cavity mould. The model PB15ES-700 offers accessibility of all the components and fast and easy article changes. Visitors also had the opportunity to see a PB30ES-750, an electric blow moulding...