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BMB at Fakuma 2017

A “real hybrid” machine for high-speed moulding

Technology - Wednesday, 18 October 2017

At Fakuma 2017 the Brescia-based manufacturer showcases an eKW 35Pi/2200 Hybrid injection moulding machine, a model that combines all BMB experience gained in two areas of speciality, the one dedicated to fast cycling machines and the other dedicated to full electric technology thus condensing all the advantages into one series: the...

RadiciGroup expands its product range

New PPS-based products particularly suited to engineering applications

Materials - Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The RadiciGroup Performance Plastics Business Area is exhibiting at Fakuma 2017 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, which is a strategic market for RadiciGroup, and the Group’s chemicals and engineering plastics businesses both have production sites in the country. To meet the ever more exacting requirements of the engineering plastics market...

Aquafil investment

10 million dollars for a new carpet recycling facility

Plastic and environment - Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Aquafil will open its first US carpet recycling facility in Phoenix, Arizona, offering a long-awaited solution to this persistent source of waste. Aquafil Carpet Recycling will recycle the PA 6 waste from carpets back into raw material, further enhancing its pioneering EcoNyl Regeneration System - one of the...

From Arburg in Friedrichshafen

Where smart becomes smarter and smarter

Technology - Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Arburg presents "smart" machines, processes and turnkey solutions for efficient plastics processing at Fakuma 2017 from October 17 to 21. "As a cofounder of Fakuma, we are proud to have been part of the event from the outset, and to be the largest exhibitor at the 25th edition of this successful trade fair in 2017," says Michael Hehl...

Ettlinger on Lake Constance

Yet more melt filtration performance and quality

Technology - Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen, manufacturer of high performance melt filters and injection moulding machines for high shot weights, shows a brand new generation of melt filters at Fakuma 2017. Ettlinger filter systems have already set important efficiency benchmarks on several occasions in the past. The new generation...

Rapid invests in Sweden

Three machining centres to improve productivity and quality control

Marketing - Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Size reduction equipment manufacturer Rapid Granulator is making a major investment in machining equipment at its headquarters in Bredaryd, Sweden. Installation of three high-precision, highly automated machining centres, with a total investment of 4.5 million euros, will provide the company with extra capacity to produce core components to...

Automotive application

Smooth steering, safe control

Materials - Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Safety, driving pleasure, esthetics - when you drive a car, it is not just the steering wheel that has a major influence on the driving experience, but also the top column module that connects the steering wheel with the control unit. The French automotive supplier Valeo has now developed a top column module whose housing and levers are made of Basf’s...

Novelties from Dow Performance Silicones

Silicone slip additive for BOPP film

Materials - Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Dow Performance Silicones, a global business unit of DowDuPont Materials Sciences division, introduces at Fakuma 2017 a unique new technology based on the heritage Dow Corning silicone technology platform, for bi-axially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film production, and highlight recent additions to its expanding portfolio of materials...

Baruffaldi enlarges its product portfolio

High-speed and accurate cutting for the medical sector

Technology - Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The range of machines built by Baruffaldi Plastic Technology-Primac has been enriched with the new TC.TVP/40 planetary cutter with built-in traction haul-off, for cutting and evacuating medical pipes directly from straight-line extrusion systems. The new cutter is intended for the processing of PP, PE and LDPE pipes in a production area defined as...

Open house at Ripress

Three days devoted to a new technological style

Marketing - Wednesday, 11 October 2017

From October 5 to 7, Ripress, at its facilities in Nova Milanese (Monza Brianza, Italy), presented the GB range of electric injection moulding machines built by South Korean manufacturer Dongshin, for which it is the sole distributor in Italy. These are fully electric machines designed for rapid moulding, mainly of packaging, although they are also...

Moss marks its half century

Fifty years of printing and decorating

Marketing - Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Headquartered in Reggio Emilia (Italy), Moss specialises in the manufacturing and sale of machines for printing on and decorating plastic containers. The company, has just reached its milestone half century in business. To celebrate this important anniversary, at the start of October the company threw a party which was attended by the owners and the employees...


Thirty years of growth in Italy

Marketing - Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Three decades have passed since a far-sighted Austrian engineering company specialising in control electronics and industrial automation systems, decided to invest in Italy. Over these thirty years, what began as a dynamic group of just three people has grown to almost 100 employees, making the Italian market the second largest for B&R...