2018 results

Macchi: production up by 13.6%

Technology - Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Macchi financial statement for 2018 has been approved and Paolo Perazzi, General Manager of the company, has expressed a reasonable satisfaction and great optimism, commenting the results as follows: “2018 was a very special year for Macchi. Starting from July, together with the owners and the board we took a path towards...


Only one KraussMaffei

Technology - Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Munich-based mechanical engineering group KraussMaffei is reinventing itself. The provider of ready-to-use system solutions for injection moulding, extrusion and reaction process technology, is now consolidating all business divisions and its previous brands KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal within a single, unified brand...

Erema introduces its K 2019

Seeding for innovation, digitalisation and the circular economy

Technology - Tuesday, 9 July 2019

At K 2019, the Erema Group will be showcasing its full range of products and services for the plastics recycling process more comprehensively than ever before. For the first time, a total of seven companies and business units - Erema, Powerfil, Keycycle, Pure Loop, 3S, Umac and Plasmac - will be representing the Erema Group at the trade fair. Even though...


Chen Hsong opens subsidiary in Germany

Technology - Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Hong Kong-based injection moulding machine manufacturer Chen Hsong established a new German subsidiary, Chen Hsong Germany, in Kempen on the Lower Rhine, to better serve the German market as a highly competent partner and supplier of plastic injection moulding machines for both standard and specialized solutions...

Investment in Troisdorf

A new production and assembly hall for flat dies for Reifenhäuser

Technology - Tuesday, 9 July 2019

The Reifenhäuser Group has started construction of a new production hall at the headquarters in Troisdorf. With the groundbreaking ceremony, the project is now entering the intensive construction phase. The new production and assembly hall with an area of 3,000 square meters is expected to be completed by spring 2020...

Sidel launches X-Lite Still

Fast-to-produce and light bottle

Technology - Tuesday, 9 July 2019

X-Lite Still is Sidel’s latest innovative 500 ml PET packaging solution for non-pressurised still water. Thanks to its extremely light industrial bottle design, it is the most cost-effective and sustainable packaging available on the market. This pioneering solution addresses the still water market for small size PET bottles, in particular, producers looking to...

Uniloy definitively to US funds

Milacron completed the divestiture of blow moulding business

Technology - Tuesday, 9 July 2019

The leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry, Milacron, announced that it completed the divestiture of substantially all of its Uniloy Blow Molding Business consistent with the terms of the previously announced definitive agreement with Osgood Capital Group and Cyprium Investment Partners...

Applications in the furniture field

Being more competitive in the extrusion of profiles

Technology - Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Good sales reports confirm the position of Amut Group as skilled supplier of high-level technology extrusion lines for edgebanding application. “Last year we acquired four new Europe-based customers, one important player in China purchased two lines and other two customers confirmed second line order. To achieve...

Improved recycling

More filtering surface without enlarging the size of the filter

Technology - Wednesday, 3 July 2019

An innovative FlexDisc filter for piston-activated screen changers substantially enlarges available filtration area without the need to increase machine size, enabling processors and recyclers to achieve finer filtration, higher throughputs, longer filter service life, and reduced specific backflush volume. Nordson Corporation recommends the...

New development by Sica

A haul-off for large-diameter thick HDPE pipes

Technology - Wednesday, 26 June 2019

For today’s market of HDPE pipes for pressurized media - increasingly focused on large diameters and wall thicknesses - and profiting from its experience of over 50 years in the development of machines downstream to pipe extrusion lines, Sica has developed the new multi-caterpillar P3500/24Plus haul-off, which is capable of...

Agency agreements

Star Automation Europe strengthens its operations in Lombardy

Technology - Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Two new agency agreements were recently signed by Star Automation for the distribution of its products in Lombardy. Covini Rappresentanze was entrusted with the provinces of Bergamo, Brescia, Cremona and Mantua, an area where the agent already boasts an established network of contacts thanks also to the agreements with...

B&R’s adaptive factory

New consumer trends, production challenges and enabling technologies

Technology - Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Quality and dynamic, personalised, efficient and sustainable production processes are the requirements of smart manufacturing, the ones that today all industrial companies are looking to. In order to meet these needs, B&R delivers high-performance machines, connected and flexible but most importantly adaptive, that can be used securely...