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Chinaplas 2019

Circular economy in the foreground in Guangzhou

Marketing - Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Technological innovation, on one hand, favours the acceleration of modern development as well as changes in various markets, while on the other, is driven by the latter two. Chinaplas, being a prominent platform for innovative technology and communication, is highly responsive to the needs and the trends, and always brings in new elements...

Evonik: transaction and results

Methacrylates sold to Advent International, growth in 2018

Materials - Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Evonik has signed an agreement to sell its methacrylates business to Advent International for three billion euros. The transaction is subject to approval by the authorities in several countries and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2019. The methacrylates business has 18 production sites and 3,900 employees worldwide and, from...

Still together

Plast returns in 2021 with The Innovation Alliance

Marketing - Wednesday, 27 February 2019

After the excellent results of the past edition, the Plast (the International exhibition for plastics and rubber industries) organizing secretariat announces the next three-year appointment for the event, which will take place from Tuesday, May 4 to Friday, May 7, 2021 at the Fiera Milano Rho-Pero fairgrounds, again together with The Innovation Alliance...

Negri Bossi introduced Motus at the Innovations Day 2019

The modern interface: ergonomic and easy to use

Technology - Wednesday, 27 February 2019

The new Motus controller from Negri Bossi was introduced at B&R’s Innovations Day 2019, the yearly event dedicated to designers who want to learn more about the latest innovations in the field of automation, which took place on February 21 at the Fiere di Parma fairgrounds. Many lectures and presentations of new products took place during the...

Renato Moretto met Luca Zaia

Moretto donated 100,000 euros for people and lands of Veneto

Marketing - Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Renato Moretto, president and CEO of Moretto, gave 100,000 euros to support people and lands of Veneto affected by the exceptional gales, which took place during last autumn. A cheque for this sum was delivered into the hands of the President of the Veneto Region, Luca Zaia, on February 25, at the company’s headquarters in Massanzago, near Padua...

RadiciFil: process sustainability, product quality

Lactam wastewater recovery: energy saving and emission reduction

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Enhanced environmental performance and improved polymer and, hence, yarn quality: these are the main objectives set for the new lactam wastewater recovery plant installed at the RadiciFil production site in Casnigo (Bergamo, Italy) during the course of 2018. The production facility specializes in polyamide 6 polymerization and BCF yarn production, the...

New recyclable TPU from API

Thermo-abrasion resistant for producing soles in a single-step cycle

Materials - Wednesday, 27 February 2019

The Italian company specialized in the production of thermoplastic elastomeric compounds and bioplastics, API, which was acquired by global materials company Trinseo in July 2017, presented the new recyclable TPU Apilon 52 A/C-series at Simac Tanning Tech 2019, (February 20-22, Milan). In order to demonstrate the advantages of this material...

Stratasys at Mecspe 2019

Machines and materials: novelties and previews

Technology - Wednesday, 27 February 2019

At the coming edition of Mecspe (March 28-30, Parma, Italy), Stratasys will showcase its latest 3D printing solutions for design and production to the Italian manufacturing industry. Visitors will see the company’s latest PolyJet and FDM additive manufacturing solutions live on the stand, including the Italian premiere of new advanced elastomer materials...

2018 of Covestro

A weak fourth quarter slows a positive year

Marketing - Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Covestro generated strong results in 2018 while challenges mounted throughout the year. Core volumes increased 1.6%, and Group sales rose by 3.4% to 14.6 billion euros. After a weaker fourth quarter, Covestro could not achieve earnings at the previous year’s levels, which were marked by an outstanding positive business environment. Despite the decline...

Basf in 2018

Slight increase in sales and decline in earnings

Marketing - Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Basf generated sales of 62.7 billion euros last year. This represents an increase of 2% compared with the previous year. Income from operations (Ebit) before special items declined to 6.4 billion euros, compared with 7.6 billion euros in the previous year. This was mainly attributable to the Chemicals segment, which accounted for around two-thirds of...

Star Automation Europe at Mecspe 2019

Three decades in the business, three robots in operation

Technology - Wednesday, 20 February 2019

The forthcoming Mecspe 2019 fair (Parma, Italy, March 28-30) will see Star Automation Europe, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary, presenting three Cartesian robots - one on its own stand, one on the BMB stand, and the third on the RP Injection/Toyo Machinery  stand - as well as a variety of ancillary equipment for injection moulding machines, sharing...

Italian technology in the world

Sace supports Colines in India and Brazil

Marketing - Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Through two new commercial operations in India and Brazil worth a total of 2.2 million euros and set up with the support of Sace Simest (the CDP Group’s centre for export and internationalisation), Colines has succeeded in strengthening its presence in the area of emerging or high-potential markets. These operations confirm and consolidate its...