Filoalfa cooperates with the University of Pavia

Rubber to be printed in 3D

Technology - Wednesday, 17 June 2015

An Italian producer of filament for 3D printers, Filoalfa is offering its customers a new innovative material for FDM 3D printing: rubber! "We created several new rubber mixtures. Currently on sale is the FiloFlex 43D, available in anthracite black. To the touch similar to natural rubber, it has the ability...

The Engel HL Awards 2015

Award for innovative applications on tie-bar-less machines

Technology - Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Engel's tie-bar-less technology promotes design freedom, efficient processing methods, compact production cells and creative process ideas. The Austrian company periodically honours outstanding applications with the Engel HL Award. Three companies were honoured at the design centre in Linz on the evening of June 16 during the...

Extrusion lines for the Far East

More pipes in Myanmar

Technology - Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Tecnomatic, delivering by three new extrusion lines to a leading pipe manufacturer in Myanmar, is increasing its presence in the Asia-Pacific market. The lines, which feature the company’s latest technological solutions - like the Zephyr extruders (with an L:D ratio of 40:1) and the Venus heads - will be used to produce pipes in HDPE with diameters of up to 1200 mm...

New thermoforming machines

Steel rule cutting and energy saving

Technology - Wednesday, 3 June 2015

The Swiss manufacturer of thermoforming machines, WM Wrapping Machinery participated at Plast 2015 presenting the last version of the Speedmaster Plus pressure forming machine: the FC 780 E IM2 model with steel rule cutting station, fully automated counting system, and stacking robot. The Speedmaster Plus is...

A new design for Baruffaldi

Attractive, safe and ergonomic machines

Technology - Thursday, 28 May 2015

At Plast 2015 Baruffaldi Plastic Technology officially unveiled the new design characterising its tube and profile processing machines. The company’s intention, in carrying out this “restyling”, was to develop an image that emphasises the high quality and functionality of its products. The result is a compact and solid design that underlines...

IMG unveils new hydraulic presses for rubber

Impeccable movements and energy saving

Technology - Wednesday, 27 May 2015

New-concept injection moulding machines of the GUM and GUM Fifo range featuring the HST (Hybrid Servo Technology) and ECO (Energy Saving Process) systems and hydraulic presses with electric servodrive technology: these are the innovations for the rubber sector unveiled by IMG at Plast 2015. The new systems make it possible to...

Powerful gearmotors

A tailor for “large sizes”

Technology - Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Ever since 1957 Motomeccanica has been designing, industrialising and producing powerful gearmotors, 80% of which are destined for installation on plastics and rubber processing machines manufactured by Italian companies. Along with the mere size of the transmission units exhibited by Motomeccanica at Plast 2015...

Expansion in Bandera

A new centre for the technological research and the applicative development

Technology - Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Great success for the opening of the new Bandera R&D centre, on May 8, during Plast 2015. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by Giorgio Colombo, the president of Assocomaplast (the Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery and moulds manufacturers’ Association of which Bandera is a member...

Plenty of novelties from Plastic Systems at Plast 2015

Complete solutions and not just machines

Technology - Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The company Plastic Systems, which in 2014 celebrated its first twenty years in business, has always concentrated not just on supplying its own solutions to machine manufacturers, but also on developing turnkey systems. In addition to its Italian-based headquarters, research and development centre and production unit, the company also...

The Gamma Meccanica way of recycling

Renewed design and better performance

Technology - Wednesday, 20 May 2015

In 2013 Gamma Meccanica introduced the GM50 Compac in a new version. Its aim now is to redesign the whole range of machines by the end of 2015. The new design mainly concerns the feeding unit and the extruder, while the most significant changes have involved mainly the Compac lines (feeding system featuring silos with...

Konica Minolta Sensing at Plast 2015

Plastics, a key sector for the company

Technology - Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Konica Minolta Sensing’s participation at Plast 2015 confirmed the importance of the plastic materials sector for this company, which focuses not only on the quality of its products, but also on the efficiency and speed of its advising and after-sales services. “Plast has become a fixture on our trade fair calendar. In fact...

Electric blow moulding machines

Detergent containers and angled-neck bottles

Technology - Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Two fully electric blow moulding machines were presented by Meccanoplastica at Plast 2015. The single-station HL 450/S is a continuous extrusion blow moulding machine designed to produce containers with capacity of up to <st1:metricconverter w:st="on" productid="5 litres">5 litres. It is characterized by its 12-ton clamping force, horizontal stroke of the mould carriage in...