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Optimization of the dry-cycle

Faster than ever

Technology - Wednesday, 11 December 2019

A substantial optimization of the dry-cycle time of Netstal Elion series models was achieved by making an adjustment to the clamping unit controller. The output can be increased even more in series production use. The dry-cycle times of the high-performance Netstal Elion have been reduced by up to...

European bioplastics in Berlin

EUBP board renewed, de Bie confirmed as president

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 11 December 2019

The association representing the interests of the bioplastics industry, European Bioplastics (EUBP), elected a new Board. The new Chairman, François de Bie (Total Corbion), together with EUBP’s new Vice Chairpersons, Mariagiovanna Vetere (NatureWorks) and Lars Börger (Neste), will lead the association’s continuous support towards achieving a...

Nissei officially buys Negri Bossi… and also sets its sights on Roboline

Declared target? Not to reduce costs, but rather to increase revenues!

Technology - Wednesday, 4 December 2019

"In the five years I have worked here at Negri Bossi, and I would say independently of market trends, I witnessed multiple forms of interest in our brand in any given quarter, confirming that - objectively - it is a very strong brand. For certain not all forms of interest we saw were equally worthy of being taken into consideration. It is in fact clear that in...

Italian-Indian joint venture

Itib Machinery consolidates its market presence in India

Technology - Wednesday, 4 December 2019

While participating as a speaker at the Plastic Pipes 2019 conference organized by SPE in Mumbai on November 21 and 22, Itib Machinery also set up an open house event to celebrate the launch of Itib Machinery India, a joint venture with Satellite Plastic Industries, the company’s agent on the Indian market for almost twenty years...

Anniversary for Geftech

Gefit celebrates 20 years in Hungary

Technology - Wednesday, 4 December 2019

The Gefit Group can count on six factories located in strategic areas and as many sales and service offices. Among these, Geftech, based in Tatabánya (Hungary), about 60 km North-West of Budapest, supplies the Italian parent company with components and processing, and also represents an important reference point for service in the...

Flexible cable management system with Thermolast K

Co-extruded TPEs with optimum adhesion to PA for high-quality corrugated tubes

Materials - Wednesday, 4 December 2019

An innovative new thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) family made by Kraiburg TPE transfers the established properties of injection-mouldable TPEs for multicomponent applications with polyamide to extrusion. Cable management systems in motor vehicles are the first application for which the Schlemmer Group (Munich) is producing new types of...

New course for WM Thermoforming Machines

Innovation and renovation in the name of sustainability

Technology - Wednesday, 4 December 2019

During the recent K 2019, WM Thermofroming Machines launched the new Flex 92, a thermoforming machine designed for extensive mould matching, an unprecedented concept that offers the thermoformers great flexibility and freedom of choice to use a plug and play system for number of moulds from different machine builders on a...

Changeover at the helm of DSM

Feike Sijbesma resigns as CEO after 13 years

Materials - Wednesday, 4 December 2019

The Supervisory Board of DSM announced the upcoming succession of CEO Feike Sijbesma, who will hand over his responsibilities to his Managing Board colleagues Geraldine Matchett and Dimitri de Vreeze as Co-CEO’s in February 2020 and will support a smooth transition until May 2020...

Change of ownership

Nissei has acquired Negri Bossi

Technology - Wednesday, 27 November 2019

The Board of Directors' meeting of Nissei Plastic Industrial held on November 21 decided to acquire a controlling interest in Negri Bossi Group, headquartered in Italy, manufacturing and selling injection moulding machines. The acquisition was also formalized by Negri Bossi with a press conference held at its headquarters in...

After Düsseldorf

K factor for Colines

Technology - Wednesday, 27 November 2019

After the end of the K 2019 show in Düsseldorf, Colines is enjoying the tailwind of its biggest success ever at the German exhibition, which is the benchmark in the world industry. This success, fed by a constant and significant attendance during the fair, resulted in various commercial agreements signed during the show itself, as well as in the...

Solvay launches Solef PVDF AM filament

New possibilities in the FFF

Materials - Wednesday, 27 November 2019

The materials for additive manufacturing of Solvay have been enlarged with the launch of Solef PVDF AM filament, targeted at fused filament fabrication (FFF) processes. With the Solef PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) AM filament MSC NT 1, Solvay is joining the Material Alliance program formed by Ultimaker, a global leader for high-quality 3D printers and...

Injection moulding

To Stiebel Eltron the 40,000th machine by Wittmann Battenfeld

Technology - Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Recently, Wittmann Battenfeld delivered the 40,000th injection moulding machine manufactured at its Kottingbrunn plant to Stiebel Eltron in Eschwege, Germany. The Stiebel Eltron Group, headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, ranks among the market and technology leaders worldwide in the areas of household technology and...