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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...

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...