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Change of ownership

Sinochem International takes over Elix Polymers

Marketing - Wednesday, 16 January 2019

One of the Sun European Partners affiliates completed the sale of its investment in Elix Polymers, a leading manufacturer of ABS resins and derivatives in Europe, to Sinochem International for an enterprise value of 195 million euros. Elix was acquired by an affiliate of Sun European Partners in 2012. Since its acquisition...

Management changes for Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

Ohira new COO, Kuroiwa responsible for global planning

Marketing - Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Shoichi Ohira joined the management board of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery as COO (Chief Operation Officer) and Head of Production, effective 15 January 2019. Chief Collaboration Officer Hideki Kuroiwa will change into management and return to Japan shortly, where he will be responsible for Global Planning, and...

A new Aspi model from ST Blow Moulding

DUO is better than one

Technology - Wednesday, 9 January 2019

When the production of blow moulded industrial items is high, is it better to choose more single-cavity machines, thus multiplying the cost of investment, the floor space and energy consumption, or a multi-cavity machine, which minimizes all these costs, but makes production less flexible? In order to answer this question, ST Blow Moulding designed Aspi...

New site in Italy for Ametek

Innovation and cutting-edge production to be even more competitive

Marketing - Wednesday, 9 January 2019

A global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical systems for industrial handling and automation, Ametek consolidates its activities in Italy opening a new plant in Peschiera Borromeo, near Milan. On December19, 2018 the chief executive officers of Ametek Italia and Ametek, a company of the Ametek Group, inaugurated the...

Injection moulding

A second BiPower press of Negri Bossi to the German MB

Technology - Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Established in 2003, MB Spritzgusstechnik in Marktoberdorf (Germany) is an owner-managed company. It develops and produces technically sophisticated injection moulded parts from almost all common thermoplastics and recycled materials. The "passion for plastic" of the founder Michael Bechtel, who has more than...

Arburg Italy: new subsidiary manager

Raffaele Abbruzzetti succeeded Björn Norén

Marketing - Wednesday, 9 January 2019

On January 1, 2019, a new subsidiary manager took over at Arburg's Italian subsidiary in Peschiera Borromeo: Raffaele Abbruzzetti was appointed to the role as the successor to Björn Norén, who retired from his position at Arburg at the end of 2018. In spite of his retirement, Björn Norén will continue to be involved with...

Parts removal from the mould

Machine downtimes reduced by 10%, with no extra costs

Technology - Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Minimization of unproductive downtimes is a top priority for injection moulding machine operators, since this is the only way to have the investment in the machine amortized in the shortest possible time. The Wittmann W8 and WX robot generations come with the patented SmartRemoval function as standard, which automatically shortens the time...

Technyl One New Generation

The safety and environment insurance for digital cities

Materials - Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Solvay Performance Polyamides has introduced an enhanced version of Technyl One, the company’s range of halogen-free flame-retardant materials. The new generation of products meets the challenges of the digital transforming of cities by delivering more performance, safety and environmental protection...


Sylvie Lemoine joins Cefic as Executive Director Product Stewardship

Marketing - Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Sylvie Lemoine, Senior Government Affairs Manager with Dow, has been appointed Cefic’s Executive Director Product Stewardship effective immediately, as successor of Peter Smith, who has retired from Cefic. As Executive Director Product Stewardship, Sylvie will be responsible for the key chemical legislation topics, including...

Two Geo FutureFilm lines by Bandera in the USA

Plain and textured geomembranes for the oil and environment protection sectors

Technology - Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Two Geo FutureFilm lines have been supplied by Bandera to a US processor for the production of geomembranes with useful widths of up to 8 m, mainly for applications in the oil and environment protection industries. The supply agreement also covered training of the operators involved in the...

Sipa enlarges the range of machines for ISBM

Unveiled the small 25-tons ECS SP

Technology - Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Sipa has unveiled the ECS SP 25, the latest and smallest in its family of injection stretch-blow moulding (ISBM) machines for small and medium-sized production lots. The machine, with a 25-tonne injection clamp force, joins two established family members, the ECS SP 50 and ECS SP 80. All three have four stations, one each for...

Lucréce Foufopoulos to join the Borealis Executive Board

New Executive Vice President Polyolefins and Innovation Technology

Marketing - Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Borealis announced the appointment of Lucrèce Foufopoulos to the Borealis Executive Board as Executive Vice President Polyolefins and Innovation and Technology, effective January 1, 2019. In this capacity, she succeeds Alfred Stern, who previously held this position and was appointed Borealis CEO in July 2018...