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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...

New CEO for Solvay

Ilham Kadri will replace Jean-Pierre Clamadieu

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 October 2018

The Board of Directors of Solvay has appointed Ilham Kadri as Chairman of the Executive Committee, member of the Board of Directors and CEO of the Group, with effect from March 1, 2019. On that date, Ilham Kadri will officially succeed Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, who will then relinquish his executive duties and his mandate as director of Solvay...


DuPont sets the stage for a future that is wide open

Marketing - Wednesday, 10 October 2018

For over 200 years, DuPont has been synonymous with life-changing discoveries and scientific know how, reinventing ourselves along the way. As we take the next step toward becoming the new DuPont, we are unveiling a fresh global brand identity and logo that recognizes our heritage while conveying our focus on a customer-led innovation strategy...

HRSFlow at Fakuma 2018

Tailored hot runner systems for demanding technical parts

Technology - Wednesday, 3 October 2018

At Fakuma 2018, HRSflow will be demonstrating the universal application of its Flexflow technology of servo-electric driven valve gate solutions based on examples of complex, high-quality parts. Produced with the help of advanced hot runner solutions, they will range from technical parts for the automotive industry to an extremely thin-walled laptop housing...