Another fair postponed of a year

FIP moved to June 2021

Technology - Wednesday, 6 May 2020

The trade fair for plastics, composites and rubber, FIP (France Innovation Plasturgie) initially planned from June 16 to 19, 2020, has been postponed to June 15 to 18, 2021, in Lyon Eurexpo. In this unprecedented context of health crisis and considering the decisions of the French government on the holding of professional events, the organizer...

BMB 4 is ready

Starting phase 2 in the best way

Technology - Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Just over a year after the start of the construction works, BMB has finally completed its new production department - the fourth - at its Brescia site. The manufacturer of injection moulding machines will thus present itself in the best way for the imminent start of phase 2 of the Italian government's strategy to combat the coronavirus pandemic...

At BG Plast

Acceptance test via streaming with Russia

Technology - Wednesday, 29 April 2020

A plant for the production of coextruded HDPE and PP plates destined for Sapt, a Russian processor based in Nizhni Novgorod, was recently tested at the BG Plast factory in Marnate (near Varese). The manufacturer from Varese is particularly proud to have finished the plant more than a...

Injection moulding machine safety

The ISO 20430 standard has been published

Technology - Wednesday, 29 April 2020

The standard ISO 20430 has been published on April 22, 2020, at the end of a long activity, which has lasted about seven years, for the study of the standard for the safety of plastics and rubber injection moulding machines, within the ISO/TC 270 Technical Committee, with the active participation of over 30 experts from the national standards...

Engel and Haidlmair together against Covid-19

Face masks for protecting mouth and nose in record time

Technology - Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Together with business partner Haidlmair, Engel is committed to improving the supply of face masks worldwide. In record time, mould maker Haidlmair developed and implemented a new mould solution for the production of reusable masks, which is now being used by plastics processing companies worldwide. Engel is delivering injection moulding machines...

Circular economy

CMG enters the Circular Plastics Alliance

Technology - Wednesday, 22 April 2020

An Italian manufacturer of auxiliary equipment for the size reduction and treatment of plastics, CMG (headquartered in Cento di Budrio, Bologna, Italy) recently joined the Circular Plastics Alliance. This is an initiative launched by the plastics industry under the European Strategy for Plastics 2018 aimed at...

Initiative of Arburg, EMS-Chemie e Uvex

In Lossburg moulding of protective goggles for German and Swiss medical and healthcare personnel

Technology - Wednesday, 22 April 2020

These days, nothing is the same as it was a few weeks ago. And yet the coronavirus crisis has made one thing very clear: companies in Germany and Europe are showing solidarity to help quickly. On the initiative of the German plastics machinery manufacturer Arburg, the Swiss specialty chemicals group Ems-Chemie, the German safety eyewear...


New managing directors for Engel subsidiaries in France and Benelux

Technology - Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Romain Reyre and Arthur van Dijk are the new managing directors in injection moulding machine manufacturer Engel international sales network. Romain Reyre will be in charge of the sales and service subsidiary in France, while Arthur van Dijk is joining Engel Benelux...

Mack against Covid-19 with Wittmann Battenfeld

Frames and straps for protective transparent face shields

Technology - Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Frames and straps for Covid-19 face shield are manufactured by Mack on machines from Wittmann Battenfeld. Based in Altenmarkt (Austria), Mack has been supplying high-grade plastic parts and assemblies to a wide range of different industries for decades. One of the company’s latest products is a Covid-19 face shield which protects the eyes, nose and...

The commitment of Biesse Group against Covid-19 continues

3D-printed face protection devices for the Marche Nord Hospitals

Technology - Wednesday, 15 April 2020

The Biesse Group continues to provide tangible support for the local fight against Covid-19. Following a donation for the purchase of technology to help the most critical patients and a fundraising campaign, the manufacturing departments are also being recruited, specifically the unit that handles additive manufacturing...

Negri Bossi fights the pandemic

Injection moulding of thermoplastic rubber masks

Technology - Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Since April 9, Negri Bossi, located in Cologno Monzese (Milan, Italy), has been using two injection moulding machines to produce masks to counter the spread of CovidÔÇÉ19, the most serious pandemic of this beginning of the century. The idea started from the moulding manager, Ruggero Galbusera, and the operations director, Maurizio Seregni...

Haidlmair does not stop production

Mould in record time to produce TPE masks

Technology - Wednesday, 15 April 2020

The corona crisis has a firm grip on Europe and much of the world. Increasing numbers of infected people and reports of new deaths have become almost a part of the daily routine. Critically, it is repeatedly reported that in hospitals and similar facilities, the protective equipment required is becoming increasingly scarce, and nothing more so than protective...