Standard on the safety requirements

Tyre curing machines

Technology - Wednesday, 29 April 2015

On April 22 CEN (European Committee for Standardization) has published the standard EN 16474:2015 concerning the safety requirements for tyre curing machines, which will come into force upon publication in the European Official Journal. EN 16474:2015 is one of the 19 European harmonized standards drawn up by CEN/TC...

A new injection moulding technology

Optimised balancing of multi-cavity moulds

Technology - Wednesday, 29 April 2015

At Plast 2015, Macam (stand D 162, hall 24) will present the innovative technological module activeFlowBalance in operation on a high-precision, all-electric injection moulding machine. The German-Japanese machine manufacturer Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s Italian representation will demonstrate an exhibit with a particularly...

Extrusion and calendering

Honeycombs for several applications

Technology - Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Alveoplast is the name of the innovative plant for extrusion and calendering developed by Comerio Ercole (stand A 61, hall 11, at Plast 2015). It is equipped with 3 special extruders and a 6-roll calender for producing structural composite honeycombs suitable for several applications...

Compounding line

Tests with open doors

Technology - Wednesday, 22 April 2015

From April 16 to 24 Union is opening the doors of its headquarters in San Vittore Olona (near Milan) for the final tests of a complete compounding line. This is equipped with a 8-component loss-in-weight dosing system (2 for powders, 1 for liquid, and 5 for trims and granules), and a ZP92X twin-screw extruder with a TW 65 twin-screw...

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...