Collaboration between Rodolfo Comerio and Tekni-Plex Gallazzi

Giant calender reconditioned and reconfigured in record time in spite of the lockdown

Technology - Wednesday, 29 July 2020

On July 23, a fully reconditioned calender for the production of technical PVC films left the Rodolfo Comerio premises in Solbiate Olona (Varese, Italy) to reach the Tekni-Plex Gallazzi factory in Gallarate (Varese). The operation of the calender had been compromised by a fire that damaged the company's facilities at the end of March. The...

A new Gamma Meccanica Tandem Plus line

Giving more added value to recycled materials

Technology - Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Can a recycled packet of chips or snacks become a high technical performance component? It may be possible with the latest recycling technology of Gamma Meccanica, an Italian company specialized in the design and construction of lines for the regeneration of plastic materials. The new series of GM Tandem lines born to give more "added" value...

New branch

Engel opens in Belgium and strengthens its presence in Benelux

Technology - Wednesday, 29 July 2020

On July 2, Engel opened a new sales and service office with its own training centre in Belgium. The injection moulding machine manufacturer and systems solutions provider headquartered in Austria, has once again boosted its customer proximity. The new office is located in Oostakker near Ghent, one of the most important industrial...

Homogeneous temperature profile and easy handling from Thermoplay

Thermal hot runner nozzle for direct side injection

Technology - Wednesday, 22 July 2020

The Molding Solutions strategic business unit of Barnes has expanded its portfolio of nozzles. In addition to the side valve gate nozzle “Edgeline” from Männer, Thermoplay can now also immediately offer a new, thermal side gate nozzle. This new open side-gate TFS hot runner nozzle is available in radial or linear layouts (TFS-Radial and TFS-Linear). The...

Appointment in the extrusion

Colines, Anthony Caprioli is the new CEO

Technology - Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Colines announced the appointment of Anthony Michael Caprioli as their new CEO. He has now been part of the Colines team for over one year, beginning as a Board member and commercial director. Anthony Caprioli, on the initiative of the Board of Directors, has been given further...

The list of absentees in Friedrichshafen gets longer

Piovan Group non-active participation in Fakuma 2020

Technology - Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Customers, people and innovation are the cornerstones of Piovan’s corporate philosophy. Consistently, any choice of the group has, as a primary aim, the health and safety of its collaborators and potential visitors to its stand at Fakuma. The uncertainty in the evolution of the Covid-19 disease, together with the limitations to...

Fakuma 2020 increasingly deserted

Not even Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik on Lake Constance

Technology - Wednesday, 22 July 2020

In light of the corona pandemic, Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik will also not be actively participating at the Fakuma in its usual form this year. Due to the necessary safety and hygiene measures, it would not be possible to provide an informative and relaxed trade show experience...

Owing to Covid-19 concerns

Nordson will not actively participate in Fakuma 2020

Technology - Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Because of continuing risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic, Nordson Corporation has regretfully decided that it will not actively participate in the Fakuma 2020 trade show. While Nordson’s Polymer Processing Systems (PPS) group will retain its exhibit space at the show, it will not send the team that it had planned on, nor exhibit equipment. The...

Dual supply of Comerio Ercole to the Far East

Giant for the rigid plastic films calendering

Technology - Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Two "giant" calendering plants were recently completed by Comerio Ercole for a major converter operating in the pharmaceutical industry in the Far East. The lines stand out for the five-roll calender for rigid plastic films, with a width of 2,400 mm. The lines are also equipped with an innovative longitudinal stretching unit, conceived and...

Defections from Italy

In Fakuma no active participation also for Moretto

Technology - Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Moretto will not attend Fakuma in an active way. This decision has been taken by the company considering the current situation uncertainty. The decision was not taken lightly but the health of people and visitors is the company priority. Even respecting the strictest hygiene and safety measures, it cannot expose them...

Zirondoli succeedes Sallemi

Change at the helm of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Italia

Technology - Wednesday, 15 July 2020

With effect from June 1, 2020, Paolo Zirondoli has taken the position of Managing Director at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery (Italia). He succeeds Roberto Sallemi, who headed the company since its foundation in 2018. For two years, Roberto Sallemi successfully managed the Italian subsidiary of Sumitomo...

Renounces to Fakuma 2020 continue

Engel will not go to Friedrichshafen

Technology - Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Engel will not actively participate in the Fakuma in the usual manner this year. The board of management made this decision considering the unforeseeable further development of the coronavirus pandemic. The company bears responsibility for the health and safety of both its employees and its...