B&R at Plast 2015

The new and the virtuous in automation

Technology - Wednesday, 22 April 2015

At Plast 2015 B&R presents all the solutions dedicated to the automation of machines for plastics processing, along with important innovations that allow a great leap forward in terms of efficiency, function and performance for machine manufacturers. In the Plast fairground numerous OEMs will be present, well known references...

Two machine ranges from Presma

Presses for foams and rubber

Technology - Tuesday, 21 April 2015

At Plast 2015, Presma’s booth (stand B 21, hall 22) is dedicated to two different machine ranges, foamed thermoplastic and the thermosetting rubber injection process. The first is a special rotary machine range: Roto T2/48 Elettra, full electric, specifically for the production of corks made in foamed thermoplastic resins...

Offset machine

10-position decorating system for closures

Technology - Tuesday, 21 April 2015

A world-scale manufacturers of silk-screen, dry-offset and hot-stamping machines, Moss exhibits the MO 2610 dry-offset printing machine at Plast 2015 (stand B 52, hall 22). Developed initially for decorating the side walls of aluminium closures, the machine can reach a production capacity of 300 ppm and features a...


Less stressed products thanks to the gear pump

Technology - Monday, 20 April 2015

Founded in 2009 in Castel Guelfo, Bologna (Italy) by a group of experts - each with over ten years experience in the field of rubber compounds - Elastomers Union (stand A 37, hall 11, at the international exhibition Plast 2015) manufactures fluoroelastomer compounds (FKM) based on its...

Next-generation solutions

Benchtop sphere spectrophotometer

Technology - Wednesday, 15 April 2015

At Plast 2015 exhibition (stand A133, hall 11) X-Rite and its subsidiary Pantone will unveil its next-generation benchtop sphere spectrophotometer, the new Ci7800. This new spectrophotometer enables customers to achieve consistent colour across the entire plastics supply chain - from concept design through...

Compounding and pelletizing by Icma San Giorgio

Lab-line unit in North America

Technology - Wednesday, 15 April 2015

In collaboration with a leading European manufacturer of cutting systems, Icma San Giorgio (Milan, Italy) has launched a lab-line unit for testing in Monroe (near Detroit), Michigan, United States. This compounding and pelletizing line unit, equipped with Icma’s 50 mm diameter co-rotating extruder from the MCM high...

Technical moulding

Shutoff nozzles for fast cycles

Technology - Monday, 13 April 2015

The product range of Thermoplay (stand D 102, hall 24, at the international exhibition 2015) has been broadened by a new shutoff nozzle, suitable for moulding technical parts, where the injection speed and high pressure require high performance. The sealing area between the nozzle head and... 

Machinery manufacturer

Milacron announces a proposed Initial Public Offering

Technology - Wednesday, 8 April 2015

On April 3, 2015, Milacron Holdings Corporation - a global leader in the manufacture, distribution and service of highly engineered and customized systems used in the plastic technology and processing industry and a...

From the Italian injection moulding machines producer

A new CEO for Negri Bossi

Technology - Wednesday, 8 April 2015

On March 5, under the new CEO nomination Craig Ward, Negri Bossi finalised the transformation process under new ownership. A graduate in Polymer Science, Craig started his career in the plastic material world at the...

Previews and Confirmations

Star Automation Europe strengthens its core business

Technology - Wednesday, 8 April 2015

The XW-VI and Es-II series will be previewed by Star Automation at PLAST 2015 (Hall 24, stand C81/D82). These are new vertical-entry robots, representing and strengthening the company’s core business thanks to the high performance of the XW line and to the high quality/price ratio of the...

Optical inspection

Saving money, while improving process and material quality

Technology - Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Steep quality requirements especially in the high-end film market require 100% defect detection and monitoring of material quality during production. Only comprehensive and reliable material qualification returns optimum material quality and...

Arburg, from a family-run company to a multinational corporation

Eugen Hehl joins the Plastics Hall of Fame

Technology - Wednesday, 1 April 2015

In Orlando, USA, Eugen Hehl has recently been inducted into the “Plastics Hall of Fame” that is located at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, USA, and it has been honouring persons who have made significant contributions to the development and growth of the plastics...