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TPE compounds

Deleting the build-up of electrostatic charge

Technology - Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Plastic materials are electrical insulators by their own nature. This feature is usually desired in most applications but it can generate problems when the final product undergoes rubbing stress. In such conditions, the material accumulates electrostatic charges...

A Moss machine goes to America

Decoration at full speed and without mistakes

Technology - Wednesday, 17 October 2018

A primary North American group, leader in the manufacturing of excellent cosmetic packaging has recently visited the Italian company Moss to test and accept its MS 1030 screen-printer for PETG skin cream jars. The configuration of the machine includes a 36-station mechanical indexing turret, whose horizontal layout can accommodate several... 

BMB at Fakuma 2018

Moulding more and better

Technology - Wednesday, 17 October 2018

At the Fakuma 2018 trade show, BMB (booth 4105, hall A4) is exhibiting the eKW18Pi/700 full electric injection moulding machine focusing on speed, precision and consistency, obtained through a combination of precision mechanics and sophisticated electronics. The machine exhibited in Friedrichshafen stands out for its...

Injection machine by Presma

Single-station for bi-component applications

Technology - Wednesday, 17 October 2018

An injection moulding machine with a clamping force of 1,600 tons, capable of co-injecting a total shot weight of 20 kg (sandwich structure) has been recently supplied by Presma to an Italian processor. This machine is equipped with an automatic moulding cell and can optimize the production of large items in bicomponent material (solid/foam), that is already carried out using Presma machines, but of...

PET Day 2018

The event that for 16 years has brought the global PET industry in Italy

Materials - Tuesday, 16 October 2018

This year, the PET Day, the definitive PET event that usually marks this period of the year, was a tad more special: as usual organized by GSI, Italy, in Artimino, on the Tuscan hills close to Florence, it was not only its 16th edition, but had a particularly festive atmosphere as it also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the...

Non-phtalate plasticizers

Perstorp doubles PETV production thanks to an Italian partnership

Materials - Monday, 15 October 2018

The Swedish group announces to substantially expand the production capacity of its non-phthalate polyester plasticizer Pevalen from 2019 onwards. To accomplish this, Perstorp has entered into a long-term production agreement with Italian company Alcoplast. The new partnership more than doubles the...

Global injection moulding

The use of plastics in innovative automotive design on the rise

Marketing - Monday, 15 October 2018

Injection moulding of plastics is continuing its dominance within the processing of polymers to manufacture products for everyday use, including kitchenware, toys and packaging, amongst other end-use industries, according to the new report “Injection Moulding: Global Markets and Technologies Through 2023” from...

Piovan in North America

Official opening of the new Una-Dyn headquarters in Virginia

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 October 2018

October 4 saw the inauguration, in Fredericksburg, Virginia (USA), of the new headquarters of Una-Dyn, a company of the Piovan Group. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended president and CEO Nicola Piovan, together with guests coming not only from the United States, but also from Canada and Mexico. The ceremony...

Polycast line by Colines in Vietnam

Technology to exploit the growth of the CPP and CPE film market

Technology - Wednesday, 10 October 2018

One of the more recent success for Colines is the start of the full production of a new Polycast line for the customer KY Phat in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The line can produce 2800-mm wide 5-layer CPP and CPE film for lamination and metallization, with special formulations developed by KY Phat and Colines R&D department for this purpose...

The RadiciGroup 2017 Sustainability Report

The company looks ahead by operating transparently and inclusively

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 10 October 2018

The RadiciGroup 2017 Sustainability Report has been released. Prepared according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, it synthesizes numbers into graphics and tables that clearly and transparently show how the group is committed to social and environmental sustainability “in the field” on a daily basis...

Amut-Erema plant on display in Novara

By the end of 2018 three open doors for the “bottle-to-packaging”

Technology - Wednesday, 10 October 2018

After the dates in July and in September, the open doors at the Amut headquarters in Novara go on to show in function the plant developed together with Erema for recycling flakes coming from 100% post consumer PET bottles and for producing food-approved single-layer sheets. Three are the scheduled appointments by the end of the year...

Carmel Olefins widens the Capilene range

Arcoplex presents new grades of polypropylene

Materials - Wednesday, 10 October 2018

During a technical meeting that took place recently at its headquarters, Arcoplex presented new polypropylene grades with improved aesthetic and mechanical features developed by the represented company Carmel Olefins. The first novelty concerns the PP grades Capilene Y 50 LE and Capilene SW 70 LE for...