Dynamic days for the recycling

Smart starts

Technology - Wednesday, 25 November 2015

The recent “Dynamic Days”, hosted at the Starlinger’s technical centre in Weissenbach, Austria, were organised by the company to present the its latest technological developments in plastics recycling following the recent launch of the recycling line recoSTAR dynamic, and to mark the relaunch the recoSTAR universal series. Three different recycling lines were...

MAM: two days of demonstrations

Bubble extrusion of biodegradable and compostable materials

Technology - Wednesday, 18 November 2015

A recent two-day open house was devoted to the extrusion of blown film made from biodegradable and compostable material. The event took place at the Olgiate Olona facilities of MAM (CMG group), in the province of Varese, on November 12 and 13. For the occasion, a plant for single-layer film equipped, among other things, with a...

Open house at Saspol

The manufacturer presents its own machines and a recent business agreement

Technology - Wednesday, 18 November 2015

From 14 to 18 December, the injection press manufacturer Saspol will be holding an open house at its facilities in Vigevano (near Pavia), an event that will unfold along two lines: technological and commercial. On the technological side, Saspol will be presenting its range of plastics and rubber processing machines, while on the commercial...

Air compressors

Optimised profile rotor

Technology - Wednesday, 18 November 2015

On October 22 Ingersoll Rand, a recognised manufacturer of cutting-edge compression blow moulding equipment for PET bottles, introduced the new RS30 and RS37 models, belonging to the brand-new R range of oil-sealed screw air compressors, at its Vignate headquarters. These new systems stand out, first of all, for...

For Zambello Riduttori

Major investments in facilities and products

Technology - Tuesday, 10 November 2015

A leading manufacturer of gearboxes for extruder drive, Zambello Riduttori has just made substantial investments in two production sites (Magnago, near Milan, and Lendinara, near Rovigo, Italy) in order to achieve very important objectives so as to consolidate its leadership worldwide. Both production sites have been expanded, with an increase of around...

Nine-manifold extrusion die for cast film

Reduced variation in individual layer thickness

Technology - Wednesday, 4 November 2015

A Nordson EDI nine-manifold flat die, the first of its kind, has been successfully commissioned, producing nine-layer film from various resins. While the degree of improvement will vary with the application, in general Nordson EDI’s nine-manifold die technology promises to reduce variation in individual layer thickness from...

Hardbends made in Moretto

Antiwear bends win 100,000-nil.

Technology - Wednesday, 4 November 2015

A quality record for Moretto production: in eight years since the first produced anti-wear bend, 100,000 items have been sold resulting in no service, spare parts or replacement request. A great success of these components, which were totally developed and... 

Stratasys Partners with Adobe

Colour 3D printing for creative professionals

Technology - Tuesday, 3 November 2015

On October 8, Stratasys announced that they are partnering with Adobe to bring high quality, colour 3D printing to creatives around the world. The announcement was made in Los Angeles at Adobe MAX 2015. The two companies are joining forces to eliminate the workflow and product barriers that prevent creative professionals from easily transforming their designs into...

Off-line drilling machine

Three heads for drainage pipes

Technology - Tuesday, 3 November 2015

The latest technology presented by Baruffaldi Plastic Technology to the plastic market is the off-line drilling machine for drainage pipes, with three drilling heads to carry out three holes at angles around the circumference of the pipes. The machine has an overall solid structure, especially in the...

PVC profile extrusion line

Efficiency trebled for ceiling panels

Technology - Wednesday, 28 October 2015

A line for the contemporary extrusion of three PVC profiles for ceiling panels was recently created by Bausano. This line is the fruit of 30 years’ experience of the company in the development of production systems for profiles used in the construction industry and the continuous research that distinguishes its activity. This solution is...

Grid-based inspection

Finding invisible defects in PET preforms

Technology - Wednesday, 28 October 2015

An innovative inspection device has been developed by Sacmi which uses a “grid” for the entire range of vision systems for PET preforms, both in-line (PVS 003 and PVS 024) and as a sampling solution (PVS 2). It is a patented formula and technology that translates into a simple algorithm to identify defects that are invisible to the human eye...

Life in Plastic

Innovative steel for high-performance moulds

Technology - Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile in Turin. This was the prestigious venue chosen by Böhler to celebrate, on October 20, its 125 years of business in Italy, and it did so with an event entitled  “Life in Plastic - Böhler’s innovative technology in high-performance moulds for plastic materials”. The development of steels to be used in...