Technology

Anniversary and a new machine

From Exact an extruder for hot recovery

Technology - Wednesday, 22 October 2014

In 2014, Exact is celebrating forty years of activity and, for this occasion, it has launched the new E-15 extruder, which extends its range of product introducing a system for hot recovery. The new extruder is suitable for both closed loop in-line recycling (trimmings of thermoplastic films such as LDPE, LLDPE, mLLDPE, HDPE and EVA as well as

Amut line in Russia

HDPE dimpled membrane for the construction industry

Technology - Wednesday, 15 October 2014

An extrusion line for HDPE dimpled membrane with net width of 4 meters has been recently manufactured ​​by Amut for a major Russian producer of building materials. HDPE dimpled membranes are widely used for the protection and drainage of underground walls, as well as for the protection and ventilation of waterproofing...

Flexographic printing

Bielloni improves drying of colours on Telia range

Technology - Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The whole range of the Telia Gearless flexographic printing machines developed by Bielloni Converting can be now equipped on request with a new enhanced drying tunnel featuring an innovative hot air recirculation and recovery system. This solution allows energy savings up to 30% in addition to ensuring excellent results...

Italian-German collaboration

Tecnomatic heads on Inoex Advantage lines

Technology - Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The German firm Inoex turned to the Italian manufacturer Tecnomatic for the supply of extruders and extruder heads to equip their Advantage lines for pipe diameters of up to 1000 mm. The two companies have already presented a line equipped with a Vega extruder and a Venus 630 head for pipes with diameters from 280 to 500 mm to major European converters...

Meet the needs of moulders

Husky further expands its hot runners and controllers business

Technology - Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Husky Injection Molding Systems continues to make significant investments to support the strong growth of its hot runners and controllers customers. The company established its hot runners and controllers business as a strategic priority early in 2013 and is focused on developing innovative products and services that solve customers’ key...

14 Sepro robots at Fakuma

At the service of the injection moulding

Technology - Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Under the global banner of “Your Free Choice in Robots”, Sepro Robotique exhibits at Fakuma 2014 a total of fourteen robots. Nine are demonstrated on the Sepro stand and five in the booths of injection-molding machine manufacturers. Together, they represent one of the industry’s most complete ranges of...

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...