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Vertical cooperation for three

From post consumer PET bottles to egg cups

Marketing - Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Forward-thinking companies, Global Plastics, Hickman’s Family Farms and Amut Group have started a great vertical collaboration to give to plastic a second life, avoiding post-consumer bottles to end up in landfills or in the ocean. Global Plastics is a well-known Californian manufacturer of PET packaging made entirely...

Technological and applicative developments

By 2019 six Bandera plants for HDB

Technology - Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Over the last few years, the heavy duty bags (HDB) industry has been working to reduce film thickness and increase output. Since the beginning, Bandera has faced this new challenge by investigating, with its partners, specific solutions to meet customer need. The triple-flow cooling ring represents one of Bandera’s cutting-edge products for such a...

The 2018 end fairs of Star Automation

Four months around Europe

Marketing - Wednesday, 3 October 2018

The last months of 2018 are full of international appointments for Star Automation Europe, who do not miss any of the most important plastics-related events on the European territory until the end of the year. Activities have started at full speed after the summer closure and much of the effort, aside from the one always dedicated to the...

Acquisition by auction

To Versalis the "bio" activities of Mossi & Ghisolfi

Marketing - Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Versalis (Eni) has won the bidding process ordered by the Court of Alessandria for Mossi & Ghisolfi's Group’s “green” activities. The transfer of the related business units will be formally agreed in the coming weeks, in compliance with legal procedures and deadlines. The operation includes assets and resources related to development activities...

Cooperation Dunlop-Basf

Tennis rackets with higher performance

Materials - Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Modern day tennis players tend to play with more spin and as a result, hit the ball out of the top of the racket rather than the centre. The disadvantage of this is players swing with more force to generate more power and spin. This puts extra load on the player’s arm and can result in injury...

Distribution agreement and certification

Alfatherm strengthens its presence in America

Materials - Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Based in Italy just outside Milan, Alfatherm announced a new distribution partnership with Toppan Interamerica (TIA). TIA will market and promote Alfatherm’s new Serica super matt 3D and 2D solid colours to its customer base. Giuseppe Cerizza, president of Alfatherm North America, said: "We are very proud to announce this collaboration with...

A larger range of products

The Plastic Systems group takes over Ergomec

Marketing - Wednesday, 26 September 2018

A company established back in 1994, Plastic Systems employs today 400 people. It specialises in products for automation in the various stages of plastic processing; what is more, its services also range from raw material processing to integration of its solutions into the production departments of customers that use both injection moulding machines and...

Landing at Piazza Affari

Piovan has started the listing process at Borsa Italiana

Marketing - Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The Italian Group Piovan has announced that, as approved by its competent corporate bodies, it has started the activities for listing its ordinary shares on the Mercato Telematico Azionario organized and managed by Borsa Italiana, and should the specific requirements be met, on its Star Segment, as the case may be...

Moretto at Fakuma

Efficiency 4.0

Technology - Wednesday, 26 September 2018

At Fakuma 2018 Moretto will be focusing on the concept of “Efficiency 4.0”, essential for the factory of the future and based on machines connected and integrated with each other by a supervision system that guarantees total control of the process. The machines can be remotely managed, they are able to supply and exchange information, to self-program and...

Change of ownership

Barnes Group acquires Gimatic

Marketing - Wednesday, 26 September 2018

A global provider of highly engineered products and di differentiated industrial technologies, Barnes Group announced that it has entered into a defnitive agreement to acquire privately held Gimatic, a leading supplier of mission-critical solutions for industrial automation and robotic applications from Gimatic’s founder and investment funds affiliated...  

What is the secret of Arburg Italia’s successful first quarter century?

The answer lies in the slogan “Wir sind da”!

Marketing - Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The gala evening, held on September 20th to celebrate 25 years of Arburg Italia, revolved entirely around people. The event was held in Castell’Arquato (near Piacenza), at Casale La Colombara, an estate that has belonged to the Noren family since the start of the last century. And the fact that the evening was all about people was underlined, in particular, by an...

Filtration for challenging applications

60-micron screen size for PET recycling

Marketing - Wednesday, 26 September 2018

A Maag Group company, Ettlinger will take advantage of Fakuma 2018 to show high performance solutions in the field of melt filtration involving different levels of contamination. The exhibit will focus particularly on Ettlinger’s ECO filter systems, which were originally developed for compounding and filtering gels and agglomerates, among...