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Anniversary for an important Italian manufacturer

75 years of activity for Icma San Giorgio

Technology - Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Founded in 1945 by the Colombo family already active in the foundry sector since 1908, Icma San Giorgio began its business as a manufacturer of industrial machinery, initially for wood, later, a few years after the polypropylene was made by Giulio Natta, for plastics extrusion plants. Many milestones mark Icma's success in the...

CMG at PRS Europe 2020

Innovations focused on circular economy

Technology - Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Utmost operational efficiency, homogeneous regrind and absence of dust, integration 4.0, the most optimized total cost of ownership: these are all the benefits associated to the latest developments that CMG will present at PRS Europe, in Amsterdam on March 25 and 26. With the new Evoluzione range and the EV916 and EV616 models...

Gefit opens in Pune

In India to locally produce machines for automation and assembly

Technology - Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Adding Pune to its global supply map, Gefit inaugurates its first factory in India. Gefit India manufacturing facility is set to produce automations lines and assembly machines to serve domestic market. The investment in this new factory reflects the company goal to be closer to its Indians customers, to...


Wittmann and FarragTech now under one roof

Technology - Wednesday, 5 February 2020

For more than 25 years, FarragTech has been active in plant engineering for plastics processing in the auxiliary equipment sector, with one main focus within its product range on compressed air granulate drying. As the inventor of the compressed air granulate dryer as well as internal compressed air mold cooling for blow molding processes...

Joint development between Genomatica and Aquafil

The first ton of intermediates from renewable sources for bio PA 6

Materials - Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Eighty years after polyamide’s first commercial production, clean manufacturing technology Genomatica achieved a new milestone for the material - its production of the world’s first renewably-sourced ton of the key ingredient for polyamide 6, made from plants instead of crude oil. PA, the first totally synthetic fibre to be made into...


Domo Chemicals completes the acquisition of Solvay Performance Polyamides in Europe

Materials - Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Leading producer of high-quality engineering materials for a diverse range of markets, Domo Chemicals announced that the company has completed its acquisition of Solvay’s Performance Polyamides Business in Europe. This Business includes engineering plastics operations in France and Poland; high...

New Leadership for PlasticsEurope

Virginia Janssens appointed as Managing Director

Materials - Wednesday, 5 February 2020

The pan-European trade association representing plastics manufacturers, PlasticsEurope, announced the appointment of Virginia Janssens as Managing Director. She will take up her role on March 16, 2020. Janssens has been the Managing Director of the European Organization for Packaging and the Environment (Europen) since 2012...

Test just ended at Union

Line for rPET sheets: no difference with the virgin material

Technology - Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Some days ago, a complete PET sheet coextrusion line underwent final testing at the Union factory in San Vittore Olona (near Milan). Destined for the European market, the line includes a ZP 112/52 D twin-screw extruder with four degassing stages and a TR 90/44 D single-screw co-extruder for the production of A-B-A type thermoforming sheets for...

A consortium for Inevo

INglass Group focuses on hot runners business with HRSflow

Technology - Wednesday, 29 January 2020

The 100% of Inevo has been sold by INglass to Luigi Cover, owner of CST Stampi, and Roberto Fagarazzi, Sales Director of the INglass mould division, since 2015. Inevo is the new name of the INglass mould division that started as Incos in 1987. Incos, focused since the beginning on injection moulds manufacturing for the...

Cooperation Clariant-Franceschetti Elastomeri

Trend colours in the ski boots market

Materials - Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Thanks to an in-depth research and color-finding project recently completed in partnership with Clariant ColorWorks, Francesco Franceschetti Elastomeri (FFE), a supplier of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compounds now has an invaluable competitive edge in one of its primary markets - ski boots...

Environmental commitment

Lanxess for the third time among the companies protecting the climate

Materials - Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has been recognized by the international climate protection initiative CDP as a global leader in climate protection. The company received the highest rating in the most recent evaluation and is now listed as one of 179 companies worldwide in the "Climate Change A List". Lanxess is among the top two percent out of...

ChenOrbis launches Price Forecast Report

A service to understand the evolution of plastics market

Materials - Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Launched by ChemOrbis, the new Price Forecast Report is a service to cover everything the companies need to get an idea of where the polymer market is headed in the upcoming months. Available for PP, PVC, PE, PS and PET, it includes market highlights and current prices, expected price trends for the next 12 months, and...