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Open doors at Bausano

A day devoted to the present and the future of extrusion

Technology - Wednesday, 13 March 2019

On March 12, Bausano organised an open day at its own headquarters in Rivarolo Canavese (Turin), in order to present its latest innovations in the extrusion field. The event started with a lecture by the vice president, Clemente Bausano, about the present and the future of the company, which has been operating in Italy for over 70 years...

The 2018 results of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

Sales increase in challenging market

Marketing - Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Global sales increased by 13% to 294.9 million euros with incoming orders rising by 6% to 314.2 million euros. The demand for IntElect all-electric injection moulding machines and El-Exis packaging machines was the main contributor to this major sales increase. These are the results of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag for the fiscal year of 2018...

Masterbatch from Ampacet

Black without carbon black for near infrared sorting technologies

Materials - Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Premier global provider of masterbatch and additive materials, services and solutions, Ampacet has developed carbon black-free masterbatch solutions REC-NIR-Black that can help to significantly reduce the carbon footprint by providing a second life for black plastic packaging. These carbon black-free products are part of Ampacet’s sustainable...

Agreement ENI-Corepla

Producing hydrogen from plastic packaging waste

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 13 March 2019

On March 8, ENI signed an agreement with Corepla, the Italian consortium for the collection, recycling and recovery of plastic packaging, to launch research projects to produce hydrogen from non-recyclable plastic packaging waste. The agreement, signed by...

Dow restructures itself

The Materials Science division will become the new Dow

Marketing - Wednesday, 13 March 2019

The board of directors of DowDuPont has approved the previously announced separation of DowDuPont’s Materials Science Division, which will become the new Dow on April 1. The announcement marks a major milestone toward successfully separating Dow on April 1, to be followed by the expected separation of Corteva Agriscience from the new...

Appointment in Milacron

Michael "Mac" Jones at the helm of plastic technology in America and Europe

Marketing - Wednesday, 13 March 2019

The leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry, Milacron announced that Michael “Mac” Jones has been promoted to the position of President, Milacron Advanced Plastics Processing Technologies (APPT) Americas and Europe businesses...

SEF 2019

The EuPC senior executives meet in Brussels

Marketing - Wednesday, 13 March 2019

The EuPC Senior Executive Forum (SEF) 2019 is being held in Brussels on March 13. SEF was founded in 2006 to advise the EuPC Steering Committee and to provide strategic guidance on the plastics converting industry's most important developments. The forum is composed of industry leaders and senior-level executives from the top...

Sacmi at Koplas 2019

The first time in Seoul

Technology - Wednesday, 6 March 2019

“The Global Plastic Market Platform”: a phrase that perfectly sums up the international Koplas fair (Seoul, March 12-16), Sacmi is making its debut in 2019. Buoyed by growing penetration on this strategic market - over ten Sacmi CCM compression presses were recently installed in South Korea by leading beverage...

Petcore Europe enlarges

The European association for PET welcomes 12 new members, including Bandera

Marketing - Wednesday, 6 March 2019

The Brussels based association representing the entire PET value chain in Europe, Petcore Europe, increases its competence by welcoming twelve new members in 2019: Bandera, IFP Energies Nouvelles, Point Plastic, AFA Dispensing, Remondis PET Recycling, Cumapol, Retal Industries, PepsiCo, Mitsubishi Polyester Films, Suntory, Digimarc and Finat...

Celanese increases production in Italy

More TPC in Ferrara to meet the growing demand

Materials - Wednesday, 6 March 2019

The global chemical and specialty materials company, Celanese Corporation, announced on March 6 the expansion of its Pibiflex and Riteflex TPC (thermoplastic co-polyester) production unit at the Donegani facility in Ferrara, Italy to support the continued growth of its global engineered materials business. Celanese recently added one more solid-state...

Wittmann at Mecspe 2019

In Parma with two production cells: Industry 4.0 and bi-material moulding

Technology - Wednesday, 6 March 2019

For Wittmann Battenfeld, this year’s Mecspe focuses on digitization and sophisticated process technology, which will be visualized on two injection moulding machines from the servo hydraulic SmartPower series. The Wittmann 4.0 integration will be demonstrated on a SmartPower 120/525, in whose...

Scinor Beijing Membrane Technology chooses Solvay

PVDF optimizes new ultrafiltration membranes

Materials - Wednesday, 6 March 2019

To optimize its TIPS membrane technology, Scinor Beijing Membrane Technology chose Solef PVDF from Solvay. TIPS (Thermally Infused Phase Separation) has applications in reverse osmosis pretreatment as well as industrial and drinking water applications. The excellent chemical resistance of Solef polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) was one key factor in...