Technology

Open house at Campetella

Two days exceeding all expectations

Technology - Wednesday, 1 October 2014

The "Smart Plastic" event, organised by Campetella Robotic Center at its headquarters in Montecassiano (near Macerata, Italy) on September 19 and 20, were even more successful than expected: it consisted of two days dedicated to the most advanced handling technologies for injection moulding...

Research and development

Advanced rotational moulding reduces production costs

Technology - Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Excluding raw materials, the most significant costs in rotational moulding are labour (approx 55% of total costs), energy (22%) and technical obsolescence (19%). In response to this assessment, Polivinil Rotomachinery continues to invest in research & development, because the most advanced markets, those...

Negawatt Days

IMG unveils the second generation of Venus presses

Technology - Wednesday, 24 September 2014

On September 26 and 27, at the headquarters of Reco Tech in Camnago Faloppio (near Como, Italy), IMG is holding the Negawatt Days event to unveil its new Zafhir Venus II all-electric injection moulding machine. Negawatt, as the manufacturer is keen to point out, is not a spelling mistake, but instead a...

Waste disposal programme

An Italian partner for Avery Dennison

Technology - Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Avery Dennison has expanded its European waste disposal programme by appointing Tramonto Antonio, an environmental service provider, as its partner in Northern Italy. The Vergiate, Lombardy-based company has joined a group of designated partners that collect and process waste from label products, enabling converters and brand...

Safety of the machines

CEN/TC 145 plenary meeting

Technology - Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The plenary meeting of the European Technical Committee CEN/TC 145 (whose secretariat as well as chairmanship are managed by Assocomaplast) took place in Milan on September 16 and 17. Delegates from French, German, Italian, Swiss and the UK standardization bodies attended the meeting...

“White” compounding

Two Icma lines in South America

Technology - Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Icma San Giorgio (headquartered in San Giorgio su Legnano, near Milan, Italy) has designed and installed two complete compounding systems at the facility of a major global appliance manufacturer. The new lines produce mineral-filled compounds at high volume through high-efficiency corotating extruders with...

A 7,000-ton open house

Giant on display in Imola

Technology - Wednesday, 17 September 2014

On 18-19 September, Negri Bossi presents the VH 7000 from its Bi-Power line at the Sacmi facility in Imola (province of Bologna). This is the largest model in the series of dual platen presses and, at 7,000 tons, it is among the largest of its kind. Last spring, Sacmi sold its entire plastics division to the ...

Automation system

A compact platform with modular flexibility

Technology - Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The ready-to-use and fully programmable GCube Preforma automation system has been developed by Gefran in order to meet the requirements of various automation architectures, and particularly the needs of companies manufacturing plastic processing and heat treatment machinery. Designed to combine...

Convenient solution

PUR foaming: high pressure, low price

Technology - Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The new EcoPlus machines are offered by Impianti OMS as a particularly convenient high-pressure PUR foaming solution for small converters and users of low-pressure machines. These solutions are space-saving, reliable, easy to use and maintain, environmentally friendly and low-cost, and cover process capacities...

Open house

Two days devoted to handling in moulding

Technology - Wednesday, 10 September 2014

“Smart Plastic” is the title of a two-day open-house event being organised by Campetella at its headquarters in Montecassiano, in the province of Macerata (Italy). The purpose of the event, which is due to take place on September 19 and 20 and is being carried out in cooperation with the manufacturer of injection moulding machines Toyo, is to...

New supply

Stretch film and strapping... better protection for pipe coils

Technology - Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Three of FB Balzanelli’s new Strap & Stretch winding machines have been supplied to a processor who wanted to find a way of better protecting and securing its pipe coils. Indeed, these, once packaged, have to make long journeys during which they are exposed to all types of weather, to dust and to UV rays, and it...

Efficiency and productivity for PVC doors and windows

Technology - Wednesday, 3 September 2014

A leading European processor recently purchased a Bausano extrusion line for the manufacturing of PVC doors and windows. The line is equipped with a 12 m long calibration bench belonging to the Plus range, and with the Energy Saving system, which allows full exploitation of the production capacity offered by the new...