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Marketing - Tuesday, 1 August 2017

The MacPlas Online editorial staff informs its readers that, due to the summer holidays, the updating of the website is suspended until August 31, and that the next MacPlas E-news newsletter in English will be sent on September 6. We wish all our readers a restful summer break.

New masterbatch for injection moulding and blow moulding

Reducing scratches originated during manufacturing and handling processes

Marketing - Friday, 28 July 2017

Plastic products are very sensitive to scratches. These scratches have a negative impact on the aesthetics and perceived quality of the product. Moreover, dust and dirt tend to inlay into the scratched surface making it less hygienic. Ampacet’s new Antiscratch 1000617-E masterbatch is designed to enhance the...

New assignments in Sacmi

Alessandro Paini named general manager of Beverage Division

Marketing - Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Alessandro Paini is the new general manager of Sacmi Beverage, the company division that, since 2009, has covered all areas concerning the design and manufacture of machines and complete plants for beverage packaging. A mechanical engineer - and previously a key figure in a leading international group that designs...

New branches for Moretto

In China, India and Russia to expand its activities globally

Marketing - Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Moretto, the Italian company leader in automation technology for the plastic processing industry, expands its activities globally with the opening of three new branches in China, India and Russia. Three markets where Moretto’s technology has been protagonist for years through the realisation of several plants and the supply of...

Arburg builds a training centre

Foundation stone laid for the new building in Lossburg

Marketing - Wednesday, 26 July 2017

On July 13, 2017, Arburg celebrated the start of groundwork for a new training center at its central location in Lossburg. The new multi-storey building will have 13,700 sqm of usable space and represents an investment for the company of several tens of millions of euros. "The new training centre is a clear sign of our commitment to Lossburg and...

Netstal at Drinktec 2017

Industry 4.0 in action

Technology - Wednesday, 26 July 2017

At Drinktec 2017 (September 11-15, München), Netstal will produce 38 mm single-piece closures for milk bottles on an Elion 2200-1000. The HDPE closures, which weigh just 2.8 grams, will be produced in a 32 cavity mould from z-moulds and, thanks to the patented z-slides, they will receive a fully-functioning tamper evident band in the mould. The cycle...

Cooperation beetwen Evonik and NTEC

PA 612 strings for music instruments

Materials - Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Evonik and NTEC, an experienced manufacturer of filaments based in China, have jointly developed a new monofilament using Evonik’s high performance plastic Vestamid for instrument strings. Since the late 1930s, growing numbers of instruments have used strings made of robust polyamide fibres. There are obvious benefits to these...

Appointment in Avery Dennison

New vice president of R&D for Europe, Middle East and Africa

Marketing - Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Avery Dennison has further strengthened its research and development capabilities with the hiring of Pascale Wautelet as vice president of R&D - Europe, Middle East and Africa within the company’s Label & Graphic Materials group. Wautelet, who will assume her new role on September 1, will be based at Oegstgeest, The...

Plast 2018

Quota 1,000 exceeded

Marketing - Wednesday, 19 July 2017

As of 30 June 2017, more than 1,000 companies have confirmed their participation in Plast 2018, the international exhibition for the plastics and rubber industries that will take place in Milan from May 29 to June 1, 2018. “With just under a year to go, nearly 90% of the available space has been reserved...

New Bandera supplies

Extrusion lines for agricultural stretch film

Technology - Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Bandera’s sales of extrusion lines all over the world are making a continuous remarkable progress. In particular, in the first quarter of 2017 four agreements were signed for the supply of plants for the production of silo-stretch and stretch film. The production lines are destined for leading companies in the European and Middle East...

RadiciGroup in 2016

Slightly lower sales revenue, stable sales volume

Marketing - Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Over 3,000 employees worldwide and 2016 sales revenue of 946 million euros: these official figures help illustrate the size of RadiciGroup, a multinational engaged in the chemicals, plastics and synthetic fibres businesses and present in 16 countries, in Europe, Asia, North America and South America, at 33 sites, including sales and production units...

KraussMaffei launches iPul

Complete system for continuous pultrusion

Technology - Wednesday, 19 July 2017

At the Competence Day Pultrusion on June 28, KraussMaffei presented iPul, the first complete system for continuous pultrusion. "It is the easiest way of producing profiles, there are hardly any turnkey offers, and it is a growth sector. In addition, we are knowledgeable about fibres, metering technology and even about extrusion". Thus...