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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...

OPC UA based interfaces

Euromap 84 for extrusion published as release candidate

Technology - Wednesday, 24 October 2018

The working group Euromap 84 deals with the standardization of OPC UA based interfaces for extrusion. Experts from ten leading European extruders and extrusion lines manufactures are working together with control systems manufacturers and MES suppliers on standardized...

Injection moulding machines for thermoplastics and elastomers

The advent of special machines made in China

Technology - Thursday, 18 October 2018

Around a month after the Plast 2018 fair (held at the FieraMilano exhibition centre from  May 29 to June 1), the MacPlas editors met with Davide Bonfadini, sales director of IMG, to take stock of the company's progress in a year - 2017 - that turned out to be very positive both for the Haitian thermoplastic injection moulding machines...

EUROMAP interfaces

New parts of Euromap 82 published as release candidates

Technology - Thursday, 18 October 2018

The development of OPC UA based Euromap interfaces for the crosslinking of plastics and rubber machinery, preparing them for Industry 4.0, is in full swing. With Euromap 77, the first finished specification was published in May 2018. The first draft for...

Appointment in the injection moulding industry

Douglas M. Hugo is the new president of Negri Bossi North America

Technology - Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Leading European injection moulding machine manufacturer Negri Bossi announced the appointment of Douglas M. Hugo as president of North American operations beginning October 1, 2018.  Additionally, his responsibilities will include the North American operations of the group’s automation specialist, Sytrama...

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...