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Color CAP by Sacmi

Target: digital personalization of caps decoration

Technology - Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Personalisation, brand enhancement plus tracking and anti-counterfeit functions. These are just a few of the digital decoration opportunities now available to the packaging-closures world. Sacmi - the developer of Colora CAP, the digital cap decoration solution that offers...

Festive farewell for Björn Norén

Former Managing Director of Arburg Italy retired

Technology - Wednesday, 24 July 2019

To honour the former Managing Director of Arburg in Italy, Juliane Hehl and Gerhard Böhm had come up with something very special. In a lively dialogue, they paid tribute to the achievements of Björn Norén, who had been active for Arburg in Italy for four decades in two respects: Managing Director of Arburg in Italy and with his company Sverital, which...

Inauguration in Lainate

Sustainable, smart and customer-oriented: this is the new Fanuc Italy headquarter

Technology - Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Over 12,000 sqm entirely dedicated to customers and to “One Fanuc” solutions, with a particular effort towards the environment: these are the premises of the recently inaugurated headquarters of Fanuc Italia in Lainate (Milan), a landmark in the technological and commercial growth of the renowned factory automation company...

Sidel acquires Comep

Enlarging the offer of moulds and ancillary equipment for blow moulding

Technology - Wednesday, 24 July 2019

On July 18, Sidel announced the acquisition of Cognac Moules Emballages Plastiques (Comep), a French producer and designer of moulds for PET, adding further strength to the group in the manufacturing of moulds and tooling. "We are confident that Sidel’s and Comep’s complementary expertise will bring us more...

New Extir from Versalis

EPS to prevent plastic leakage

Materials - Wednesday, 24 July 2019

The chemical company and integrated producer of styrenic polymers owned by Eni, Versalis, has developed and launched an innovative type of expandable polystyrene (EPS), under the trademark Extir FL 3000. This material offers the industry an opportunity to increase sustainable products in sectors such as...

Ensinger expands its Management Board

Oliver Frey becomes Managing Director alongside Klaus Ensinger and Roland Reber

Materials - Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Plastics processor Ensinger (Nufringen, Germany) has strengthened its management team. Oliver Frey was appointed Managing Director of Ensinger and the Ensinger Group on July 1, 2019, in addition to the long-standing Managing Directors Klaus Ensinger and Roland Reber. Frey, who has a PhD in chemistry, previously ran the Compounds Division...

Plaxtech supply in China

Roteax ready for the circular economy

Technology - Wednesday, 17 July 2019

July 11 has been a historic date for Plaxtech. After 10 years of development and industrial tests, the company headquartered in Udine has delivered the first of 8 Roteax systems to Jiana Environmental Protection Science and Technology. The ceremony was held in front of a number of representatives from the Chinese government, the...

A record 2018

RadiciGroup: turnover, Ebitda and net income growing

Materials - Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Consolidated sales revenue of 1,211 million euros (+ 6%), Ebitda of 185 million euros (+16%) and net income, after depreciation, amortization and writedowns, of 97 million euros (+19%): these are RadiciGroup’s key figures for financial year 2018. The Group - with 3,100 employees in 16 countries - engages in the chemicals, engineering polymers and...

Sabic circular solutions at K 2019

Making a world of difference together

Materials - Wednesday, 17 July 2019

The global leader in the chemical industry, Sabic, is to highlight its commitment to circular solutions and reducing plastics waste at the K 2019 under the theme of “Making a world of difference together”. The company will be addressing global trends by inspiring processes for using bio-renewable and recycled feedstock, and designing product solutions for its...

New heavyweight for KraussMeffei

1100-ton GX press to debut at K 2019

Technology - Wednesday, 17 July 2019

No matter whether you want to manufacture bumper elements or small caps from high-cavity moulds - the hydraulic GX series from KraussMaffei masters packaging as well as medical technology and automotive. The GX 1100, the new heavyweight of the series, sees its market launch at the K 2019 trade show...

Lanxess at K 2019 with six business units

New mobility, urbanization and digitalization in the spotlight

Materials - Wednesday, 17 July 2019

At the international trade fair for plastics and rubber K 2019, Lanxess will be presenting a broad portfolio. The specialty chemicals company will focus primarily on the topics of new mobility, urbanization and digitalization. “Innovative mobility solutions and modern urban concepts are currently being developed...

Scale economies and diversification

Hillenbrand acquires Milacron

Technology - Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Hillenbrand and Milacron Holdings entered into a definitive agreement under which Hillenbrand will acquire Milacron in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately 2 billion dollars, including net debt of approximately 686 million dollars as of March 31, 2019. This transaction represents a pivotal step in Hillenbrand’s vision to become a world-class...