Technology

Macchi technology and strategy

Five layers in a bubble at Plast 2015

Technology - Wednesday, 29 April 2015

A great 2014 makes Macchi (stand B 81/C 82, hall 15) one of the main players at Plast 2015. Indeed, last year the company recorded a strong increase in sales, a trend driven by the success of its POD (PolyOlefin Dedicated) technology for five-layer bubble film extrusion. Almost 40% of the plants it delivered worldwide...

The 25 years of Eurochiller

Plast 2015 is still double

Technology - Wednesday, 29 April 2015

The 2015 edition of Plast in Milan will see the celebration of Eurochiller’s 25 years of activity. The company has confirmed its choice to attend the event with two stands respectively dedicated to the extrusion and to the injection processes. The decision to exhibit with two stands is renewed for the third time at Plast...

Single-station blow moulding machine

Electric drive for sustainable development

Technology - Wednesday, 29 April 2015

The PB10E/SXL model, exhibited at Plast 2015 by Plastiblow (stand A 01/B 02, hall 22) is an all-electric blow moulding machine. This consolidated technology in the blow moulding sector offers many benefits with respect to traditional hydraulic machines: reduced environmental impact of the machinery on the working floor...

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...

Fluoroelastomers

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...