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Cooperation between Victrex and University of Exeter

Development of PAEK-based materials for 3D printing

Materials - Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Taking on the challenge to develop a broader platform for new and existingadditive manufacturing (AM) technologies, the University of Exeter (United Kingdom) and Victrex, a world leader in high-performance PAEK polymer solutions, have commenced work in a strategic partnership. The goal is to introduce next-generation PAEK polymers and...

Erema presented Vacunite at PETnology

Efficient, compact and cheap bottle-to-bottle

Technology - Wednesday, 28 November 2018

With the presentation of its newly developed Vacunite technology on November 26 at the PETnology conference in Paris, Erema once again demonstrates its role as innovation leader. The Austrian producer of plastics recycling machines brings together its Vacurema bottle-to-bottle process with newly patented, vacuum-supported solid state...

Two exhibitions for Lady Be in Belgium

In Bruges, at the International Biennial of Flanders and with a solo exhibition

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Paintings, sculptures, graphics, photography, video art. This is the rich programme of the works of art on view at the International Biennial of Flanders, an exhibition conceived and organized by Francesco Saverio Russo, Salvatore Russo and Sandro Serradifalco at Oud Sint Jan in Bruges from November 26 to December 1. The event puts on show the works...

Strategic cooperation between Amut and Gepp

Complete package in Mexico: from plants to technical training

Technology - Wednesday, 21 November 2018

“For two years Gepp has been considering to start its own internal production of shrink and stretch film in order to optimize packaging costs for all its dedicated plants around Mexico. The aim of the project is to produce more than 14,000 tons/year of shrink film and more than 4,500 tons/year of stretch film. We needed to find a partner with a strong knowledge...

Bausano and Resysta together

A strategic partnership for top-quality extruded parts

Technology - Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Loyal to its mission, which for over 70 years has been leading it to work alongside plastics converting companies helping them manufacture increasingly high quality products, Bausano recently formalised a strategic partnership with Resysta International, a German company which patented Resysta, a material that, produced starting from rice husk...

SMC enlarges its range

Smart position sensors

Technology - Wednesday, 21 November 2018

The SMC range of smart position sensors just got bigger thanks to the addition of the D-MP model, which ensures consistent and continuous accuracy and control. It is the first sensor in the SMC product portfolio capable of determining, at all times, the stroke position of air cylinders and providing continuous feedback...

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag reorganizes itself

Strategic expansion of management

Marketing - Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Effective October 1, 2018, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag strategically aligned its management structure and expanded its management team. A new member of the management team, Martin Fischer, will be responsible for operations, which entails production and purchasing. A certified production expert, Fischer joined the company on March 1, 2018 and will now...

KraussMaffei anniversary

Machine for Wirthwein with an extraordinary street art design

Marketing - Wednesday, 21 November 2018

To celebrate 180 years of KraussMaffei and the 180th injection moulding machine for Wirthwein, the two companies took this opportunity to give the anniversary machine a one-of-a-kind look. Street artist Ralf Spitzer, well-known throughout Europe by his alias Shamey ABC, lent a street art flair to the GX 900-4300 BluePower with his special

VinylPlus Product Label

The sustainability mark for PVC products

Marketing - Wednesday, 21 November 2018

The VinylPlus Product Label is the new sustainability mark making it simpler for customers, specifiers and markets to identify the PVC building and construction products delivering the highest functional performance and contribution to sustainability. Currently, the scheme applies to PVC window profiles with the first six manufacturers...


80% of Plantech goes to Syncro Group

Marketing - Wednesday, 14 November 2018

The Syncro Group has expanded with the acquisition of 80% of Plantech shares. Headquartered in Camposanto (near Modena, Italy), Plantech specialises in equipment for processing powders, granules and liquids for a number of sectors, including the plastic, chemical, food, pharmaceutical and construction industries...

Birthday for Colines in Marano Ticino

Over twenty lines in a year

Marketing - Wednesday, 14 November 2018

A special birthday is going to be celebrated at Colines: the latest manufacturing facility of the company, located in Marano Ticino, (Novara, Italy) has now been operational for one year. In this relatively short period of activity over 20 lines were built and tested at Colines in Marano Ticino factory and right now the plant is “hosting” 8 different...

Versalis Petrochem Mazrui is born

Joint venture to market innovative chemicals in the Middle East

Marketing - Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Versalis, the Eni chemical company, Petrochem, a Mazrui Energy Services company, and Mazrui Energy Services, a Mazrui International company, have signed an agreement to establish Versalis Petrochem Mazrui (VPM), a joint venture for the commercialization of innovative chemicals for the Oil&Gas industry in the Middle East...