Magic MP takes over Automa

A historic blow moulding brand stays Italian

Technology - Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The Italian manufacturer of blow moulding machinery with global operations, Magic MP, has recently acquired the brand and know-how of Automa, another Italian company operating on the international blow moulding market. The purchase decision was dictated first and foremost by Magic MP’s wish to not lose a historic name like Automa from Italy’s industrial heritage, after a...

Piovan Group at NPE 2018

Investments and new products to grow in North America

Technology - Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Over the last five years, the Piovan Group has recorded a significant growth, as the result of acquisitions and the opening of new companies. In 2017, the group achieved a total turnover of 211 million euros: the best result of ever, supported by a very positive outlook for the current year along with an ambitious plan of investments. In the US, with its company Una-Dyn, this year Piovan is looking forward to the...  

A strategic partnership

Frigel and MTIL joint venture to form “Frigel India”

Technology - Wednesday, 18 April 2018

On April 9, Frigel and Matsui Technologies India Limited (MTIL, a joint venture company of Matsui Japan and Samvardhana Motherson Group) announced a 50:50 joint venture to meet increasing demand for cooling solutions in the fast-growing plastics & beverage, and Oil & Gas industries in India. The new joint venture is...

Injection-stretch-blow moulding machine by Sipa

A small and nimble ISBM for special PET bottles

Technology - Tuesday, 17 April 2018

At NPE 2018 (Orlando, Florida, May 7-11), Sipa, one of the world’s top-ranking suppliers of equipment for production of PET preforms and bottles, will show the latest version of its ECS SP injection-stretch-blow moulding (ISBM) system (booth S17085, in the Bottle Zone, on Level One of the South Hall). The company, headquartered in...

Comerio Ercole’s calenders at Plast 2018

L configuration and 7-metre long rolls

Technology - Wednesday, 11 April 2018

At Plast 2018, Comerio Ercole will present, together with its subsidiary CKA, some important technological innovations recently developed for calendering machines and plants for plastics processing. In particular, the company will unveil Flexi, a multi-purpose calender with high-precision hydraulic roll positioning...

Macchi at Plast with the POD technology

“Extrusion made easy”: flexibility, quality and productivity for 5-layer films

Technology - Wednesday, 11 April 2018

In order to take full advantage of the contemporary presence of the technologies belonging to the flexible packaging value chain, since Plast 2018 will take place together with Ipack-Ima, MeatTech, Print4All and Intralogistica Italia within The Innovation Alliance, at Plast, Macchi will display and run a 5 layers POD line which, fully complying with the rallying cry of...

Prepared for the future

Intelligent injection stretch blow moulding for high flexibility, productivity and quality

Technology - Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Honey, ketchup, detergent bottles, cosmetic and pill packaging or baby bottles - the product variants that are created on the Blowliner of the Kiefel daughter company Mould & Matic from the Austrian town of Micheldorf are just as diverse as their design. With the development of the single-stage injection-stretch blow moulding machine, the plastics...

NDC Technologies debuts at Plast

Precise measurement and control in the Industry 4.0 era

Technology - Wednesday, 11 April 2018

NDC Technologies, a leading global provider of precision measurement and control solutions, will debut several new and innovative measurement systems at Plast 2018 ready for Industry 4.0 with data integration and connectivity down to the gauge level. Visitors to NDC and Beta LaserMike (an NDC Technologies Brand) booth will get a...

Star Automation Europe at Plast 2018

Four robots on display: amongst novelties and confirmations

Technology - Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Plast 2018 has been chosen by Star Automation Europe, as they often did in the past, to launch several novelties, and in particular, the new ZXW-VI robots series. The two ZXW-1000VI and ZXW-1600VI models receive the baton of Fx series, introducing numerous enhancements, aiming above all to operation speed...

Meccanoplastica unveils JET 85

Injection blow moulding for perfect necks

Technology - Wednesday, 4 April 2018

The latest development from Meccanoplastica is JET 85, a fully electric injection blow moulding machine designed for the production of small containers with closures that must be manufactured to very tight tolerances, and thus demand extremely precise neck finishing. JET 85 is a three-station injection blow moulding machine with a trigger bar...

Primac upgrades and relaunches DrenoCovering

Continuous covering of corrugated drainage pipes

Technology - Wednesday, 4 April 2018

By upgrading the DrenoCovering machine for covering corrugated drainage pipes with PP geotextile, the Primac brand of the Dosi group relaunches one of its patented technologies. The unit is equipped with two synchronised haul-offs which pull the pipe at the same speed as the extrusion line, while the welding is performed continuously by a...

For Fimic an important celebration at Plast 2018

Human capital and quality products: strengths for 55 years

Technology - Wednesday, 4 April 2018

At Plast 2018, Fimic, together with its entire staff and the numerous visitors expected to visit its stand, will be celebrating the company’s 55 years in the plastic materials industry. The fair will see the company presenting its most recent innovations, as well as its new ideas currently under development. The protagonists of the celebration of this important...