The new technological centre of CMS

Racing with the giants of the automotive and aerospace industries

Technology - Wednesday, 8 January 2020

A technological development centre with special, state-of-the-art machinery to process composite materials, plastic, glass, stone and metal. An outlook onto the future of smart manufacturing for companies in state-of-the-art industries like car and aerospace, which here, can not only discover the latest innovations in terms of technologies and services...

Sacmi at Upakovka 2020

Sustainable solutions for the plastic packaging of the future

Technology - Wednesday, 8 January 2020

With over 1,000 cap types used by the global industry's major players, Sacmi is the world's number one beverage cap designer. Needless to say, the Group is set to play a pivotal role at Upakovka, Russia's biggest packaging&processing technology fair, to be held in Moscow from January 28 to 31, 2020...

Italian manufacturers

Less-than-encouraging full-year forecast

Technology - Wednesday, 8 January 2020

A negative year-end result is expected for the Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery industry as reiterated in the foreign trade data just published by Istat (Italian National Statistical Institute) for January-September, analysed by the Amaplast Studies Center...


Paul Caprio new president for Engel North America

Technology - Wednesday, 8 January 2020

With the beginning of the new year, Engel North America welcomes Paul Caprio as president. As of January 2, 2020, Caprio is managing the sales and service subsidiary of the Austria-based injection moulding machine builder together with CEO Mark Sankovitch...

In February 2020

New subsidiary in North America for Pegaso Industries

Technology - Wednesday, 18 December 2019

The holding company based in Borgoricco (Padua, Italy) that includes Plastic Systems, Blauwer, Ergomec, PETSolutions and Steels Systems, Pegaso Industries, will soon open a new subsidiary in North America with the aim of developing the local market. Plastic Systems Usa will join Plastic Systems Shanghai, Plastic Systems Latin America and...

Special open house at Bandera

Four flat-die lines operating simultaneously

Technology - Wednesday, 18 December 2019

An open house organised by Bandera at its House of Extrusion closed its doors on  December 17. During the event, four fully equipped rigid film extrusion lines were simultaneously showcased in operation. All the lines featured inter-connectable 4.0 control systems and reduced power consumption...

Fimic delivery in South Italy

LDPE recycling with laser screen

Technology - Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Family business specialising in the production and maintenance of fire protection systems, the Italian company Italfire is headquartered in Manduria (near Taranto, Italy). It recently entered the plastic recycling market when Antonio Lodedo, the owner, and his son Matteo installed a recycling line for post-industrial and commercial LDPE, entirely made in Italy...

Cooperation between CMS and Dafa

A greener future with electric intensifiers

Technology - Wednesday, 18 December 2019

A Danish company founded in 1939 by Børge Norby, Dafa is a world reference for the design and implementation of products based on foam and polymeric materials, well-known and respected for the quality of its products and its capability to offer an extremely collaborative customer service...

Sipa’s XForm new generation

Faster, more efficient and more reliable PET preform moulding

Technology - Wednesday, 18 December 2019

The new XForm GEN4 XP system by Sipa incorporates the latest generation of preform injection moulding technology to deliver the lowest conversion cost alongside unmatched speed, flexibility, and ease of use. New technology incorporated into 250, 350 and 500-tonne system, capable of running with moulds holding up to...

Rampone and Ward, Negri Bossi, offer further insight

On relations with Sacmi and the European future of Nissei’s electric and vertical machines

Technology - Wednesday, 11 December 2019

A longstanding sales manager at Negri Bossi, Antonio Rampone (top picture) certainly has a very clear take on the agreement concerning the acquisition, by the Japanese company Nissei, of a 75% stake in the company from Cologno Monzese (Milan), which is one of the major Italian manufacturers of injection moulding machines. The operation...

A Machine Tools giant

3D printer in the 2019 Guinness World Record

Technology - Wednesday, 11 December 2019

The mammoth 3D printer MasterPrint - created by the Machine Tools division of the Camozzi Group - is the world’s largest device that prints with plastic. The 3D MasterPrint printer - included in the Guinness Book of World Records - is able to create objects up to over 30 metres long, 6 metres wide and 3 metres tall...

New 100% injection colouring option for gravimetric feeder

Ensuring uniform colour, ending pre-mixing and over-colouring

Technology - Wednesday, 11 December 2019

A patent-pending control system for feeding masterbatch to the injection moulding process ensures colour uniformity and saves costs by dosing colorant during the injection phase, when conventional feeders are inactive. Maguire introduced the technology at K 2019 as an option for the MGF gravimetric feeder...