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The MS 1070 by Moss

Silk screen technological evolution and high versatility in one line

Technology - Wednesday, 31 October 2018

The MS1070 silk screen machine by Moss has been successfully tested in recent days by an Italian manufacturer of cosmetic and pharmaceutical articles for the decoration and assembly of dosing syringes. This machine is part of the Moss servo-driven system family, which allow a good setup control of both machine and its devices and make production...

The numbers of Fakuma 2018

The plastics industry in digital mode

Marketing - Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Everyone who’s anyone in the field of plastics processing came together at the once again fully booked out Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing on Lake Constance where Germany, Austria and Switzerland meet for the twenty-sixth the time from October 16 to 20. The international exhibitors, as well as private trade fair promoters...

The third quarter of Covestro

Positive performance thanks to polycarbonate, coatings, adhesives and specialties

Marketing - Wednesday, 31 October 2018

The positive business performance of Covestro continued in 2018 with a solid third quarter in an increasingly challenging market environment. Group sales grew by 4.8% to 3.7 billion euros over the same quarter in 2017 thanks to higher selling prices and volumes sold. Core volumes were up marginally by 0.2%, remaining at last year’s level despite...

Introduced by Victrex at Fakuma 2018

PEEK for food and beverage industry

Materials - Wednesday, 31 October 2018

To help OEMs to meet the stringent regulatory and quality demands affecting the food equipment industry, Victrex introduced a dedicated PEEK1 food grade portfolio at the Fakuma show in Germany. Compared to metals, the new Victrex FG family of high-performing thermoplastics offers additional benefits in terms of cost-effectiveness...

Bio-on grants licence to Taif

Agreement of 17.6 million euros for bioplastics in Russia

Marketing - Wednesday, 31 October 2018

A bioplastic technology license has been granted by Bio-on to russian group Taif for production in Russia. The agreement was signed in the Kremlin in Moscow as part of bilateral meetings between Italy and Russia, in the presence of Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin and Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte...

From Amut-Comi accessories for the ACF

Improving capacity and versatility of the thermoforming process

Technology - Wednesday, 24 October 2018

The positive sales reports show that ACF series is the right solution demanded by the market nowadays because it satisfies the various exigencies of thermoformers from all over the world. This consolidates ACF as the top-of-the-range model among Amut-Comi thermoforming machines. The Italian manufacturer continues to invest to upgrade ACF...

Topics of the Radici press conference at Fakuma

Quality and punctuality: must-haves for the German market

Marketing - Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Three years of accelerating growth and all the makings of a further increase in sales volume in the German market. At Fakuma 2018, RadiciGroup Performance Plastics stressed once again how Germany is central to the development of innovative projects, thanks to the collaboration with its German partners. Performance Plastics also confirmed...

Engel at Fakuma 2018

Growth continues in the German-speaking countries and in Asia

Marketing - Wednesday, 24 October 2018

The injection moulding machine manufacturer and system solutions provider, Engel, presented itself in good spirits at Fakuma 2018. It is expected to experience further moderate growth for the current fiscal year, even despite the strong growth of recent years shifting to a sideways movement globally. Asia and German-speaking Europe are the...

Sepro at Fakuma with 21 robots

Experiencing the full control

Technology - Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Under the motto “Experience Full Control,” Sepro Group has exhibited at Fakuma 2018 a total of 21 robots, including 8 operating on its own stand and more than a dozen on the stands of injection-moulding machine manufacturers. “At Fakuma, our focus is on control”, explained Jean-Michel Renaudeau, CEO

Grand opening for Mater-Biopolymer

Biopolymers and chemical intermediates with low environment impact

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 24 October 2018

The grand opening of Mater-Biopolymer, the Novamont Group’s site dedicated to the production of Origo-Bi took place in Patrica (FR) on October 19. Origo-Bi is a family of biodegradable polyesters with an increasing content of renewable raw materials, which enter the production process of the Mater-Bi bioplastic family...

In Bollate Solvay invests for automotive

Boosting the OEMs’ engine and powertrain fluid handling components innovation

Marketing - Wednesday, 24 October 2018

The global supplier of specialty polymers, Solvay has further invested in the Application Development Center at its Bollate, Italy facility to support the growth of its automotive customers in the EMEA. To meet ever challenging OEM fluid handling component development requirements, the company has added new state-of-the-art...

Sidel Group acquires PET Engineering

Strengthen and diversify the portfolio of packaging solutions

Marketing - Wednesday, 24 October 2018

On October 11, the Sidel Group concluded the acquisition of PET Engineering, further expanding the company’s portfolio of packaging solutions. “With packaging increasingly playing a key role in any marketing mix, we are confident that Sidel and PET Engineering’s complementary strengths in packaging design, qualification...