EUROMAP interfaces

New parts of Euromap 82 published as release candidates

Technology - Thursday, 18 October 2018

The development of OPC UA based Euromap interfaces for the crosslinking of plastics and rubber machinery, preparing them for Industry 4.0, is in full swing. With Euromap 77, the first finished specification was published in May 2018. The first draft for...

Appointment in the injection moulding industry

Douglas M. Hugo is the new president of Negri Bossi North America

Technology - Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Leading European injection moulding machine manufacturer Negri Bossi announced the appointment of Douglas M. Hugo as president of North American operations beginning October 1, 2018.  Additionally, his responsibilities will include the North American operations of the group’s automation specialist, Sytrama...

TPE compounds

Deleting the build-up of electrostatic charge

Technology - Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Plastic materials are electrical insulators by their own nature. This feature is usually desired in most applications but it can generate problems when the final product undergoes rubbing stress. In such conditions, the material accumulates electrostatic charges...

A Moss machine goes to America

Decoration at full speed and without mistakes

Technology - Wednesday, 17 October 2018

A primary North American group, leader in the manufacturing of excellent cosmetic packaging has recently visited the Italian company Moss to test and accept its MS 1030 screen-printer for PETG skin cream jars. The configuration of the machine includes a 36-station mechanical indexing turret, whose horizontal layout can accommodate several... 

BMB at Fakuma 2018

Moulding more and better

Technology - Wednesday, 17 October 2018

At the Fakuma 2018 trade show, BMB (booth 4105, hall A4) is exhibiting the eKW18Pi/700 full electric injection moulding machine focusing on speed, precision and consistency, obtained through a combination of precision mechanics and sophisticated electronics. The machine exhibited in Friedrichshafen stands out for its...

Injection machine by Presma

Single-station for bi-component applications

Technology - Wednesday, 17 October 2018

An injection moulding machine with a clamping force of 1,600 tons, capable of co-injecting a total shot weight of 20 kg (sandwich structure) has been recently supplied by Presma to an Italian processor. This machine is equipped with an automatic moulding cell and can optimize the production of large items in bicomponent material (solid/foam), that is already carried out using Presma machines, but of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Moretto at Fakuma

Efficiency 4.0

Technology - Wednesday, 26 September 2018

At Fakuma 2018 Moretto will be focusing on the concept of “Efficiency 4.0”, essential for the factory of the future and based on machines connected and integrated with each other by a supervision system that guarantees total control of the process. The machines can be remotely managed, they are able to supply and exchange information, to self-program and...

Piovan in Friedrichshafen

On lake Constance with three brands

Technology - Wednesday, 19 September 2018

At Fakuma 2018, the Piovan Group will feature its Piovan, Aquatech and Fdm brands. While Piovan and Fdm are specialized in material handling systems and advanced solutions for plastics processing - with Fdm more focused on the extrusion process - Aquatech specialises in industrial cooling and temperature control technology...