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Bandera’s third line in South Korea

A SmartFlex to be started soon in Pyeongtaek

Technology - Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The South Korean market proved to be an important one for Bandera. In 2018, the manufacturer based in Busto Arsizio (Varese, Italy) delivered in the Asian country an extrusion line for the flat die technology, followed by a PVC pelletizing line, and is now going to install a blown film line of the SmartFlex series...

Analysis and forecasts for Rodolfo Comerio

Positive trend at the end of 2018, many novelties incoming in 2019

Technology - Wednesday, 16 January 2019

At the end of 2018, Rodolfo Comerio registered an increase in the export of its products both for the rubber and the plastics fields - contrary to the trends of the Italian machinery export for rubber and plastics machinery - marking +3% compared to the total sales volume recorded last year in the same period. This is what the manufacturer stated in a...


At Interplastica, a constant Italian presence

Marketing - Wednesday, 16 January 2019

After the peak recorded in 2017, boosting hopes among Italian manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery, equipment, and moulds, sales of technology to Russia in the first three quarters of 2018 have turned out to be sluggish. Analyses of Istat foreign trade data by the Statistical Studies Centre of Amaplast...

British processor and moulds maker

Axiom Product Development purchases two Negri Bossi injection moulding machines

Technology - Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Axiom Product Development has recently invested in the purchase of two new Negri Bossi plastic injection moulding machines which will significantly broaden the specialist engineering services that the company can offer both existing and new customers. The two Negri Bossi machines, one 180 tonnes and the other 90 tonnes, will be used to...

Representation agreement

Colines strengthens in the Far East

Marketing - Wednesday, 16 January 2019

A new partnership with the international industrial solution provider Rieckermann has been announced by Colines. The alliance will see Rieckermann representing Colines and providing after-sales service in six Asian countries: China, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, Japan and the Philippines. The agreement, which commenced on January 1, 2019, aims to...

Change of ownership

Sinochem International takes over Elix Polymers

Marketing - Wednesday, 16 January 2019

One of the Sun European Partners affiliates completed the sale of its investment in Elix Polymers, a leading manufacturer of ABS resins and derivatives in Europe, to Sinochem International for an enterprise value of 195 million euros. Elix was acquired by an affiliate of Sun European Partners in 2012. Since its acquisition...

Management changes for Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

Ohira new COO, Kuroiwa responsible for global planning

Marketing - Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Shoichi Ohira joined the management board of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery as COO (Chief Operation Officer) and Head of Production, effective 15 January 2019. Chief Collaboration Officer Hideki Kuroiwa will change into management and return to Japan shortly, where he will be responsible for Global Planning, and...

A new Aspi model from ST Blow Moulding

DUO is better than one

Technology - Wednesday, 9 January 2019

When the production of blow moulded industrial items is high, is it better to choose more single-cavity machines, thus multiplying the cost of investment, the floor space and energy consumption, or a multi-cavity machine, which minimizes all these costs, but makes production less flexible? In order to answer this question, ST Blow Moulding designed Aspi...

New site in Italy for Ametek

Innovation and cutting-edge production to be even more competitive

Marketing - Wednesday, 9 January 2019

A global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical systems for industrial handling and automation, Ametek consolidates its activities in Italy opening a new plant in Peschiera Borromeo, near Milan. On December19, 2018 the chief executive officers of Ametek Italia and Ametek, a company of the Ametek Group, inaugurated the...

Injection moulding

A second BiPower press of Negri Bossi to the German MB

Technology - Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Established in 2003, MB Spritzgusstechnik in Marktoberdorf (Germany) is an owner-managed company. It develops and produces technically sophisticated injection moulded parts from almost all common thermoplastics and recycled materials. The "passion for plastic" of the founder Michael Bechtel, who has more than...

Arburg Italy: new subsidiary manager

Raffaele Abbruzzetti succeeded Björn Norén

Marketing - Wednesday, 9 January 2019

On January 1, 2019, a new subsidiary manager took over at Arburg's Italian subsidiary in Peschiera Borromeo: Raffaele Abbruzzetti was appointed to the role as the successor to Björn Norén, who retired from his position at Arburg at the end of 2018. In spite of his retirement, Björn Norén will continue to be involved with...

Parts removal from the mould

Machine downtimes reduced by 10%, with no extra costs

Technology - Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Minimization of unproductive downtimes is a top priority for injection moulding machine operators, since this is the only way to have the investment in the machine amortized in the shortest possible time. The Wittmann W8 and WX robot generations come with the patented SmartRemoval function as standard, which automatically shortens the time...