Machinery safety

Into force the European standard CEN 289:2014

Technology - Wednesday, 18 February 2015

On February 13, 2015 the type C standard EN 289:2014 on the safety requirements of compression and transfer moulding machines was published on the European Official Journal n. C 54 and has come into force. Such standard was studied by CEN/TC 145, whose presidency and secretariat have been managed...

App for the injection moulding

Machine and robot inside smartphones

Technology - Wednesday, 18 February 2015

The WiBa QuickLook app from Wittmann Battenfeld provides a very simple and comfortable way to check the status of injection molding machines and robots via Smartphone. A status request on injection molding machines from Wittmann Battenfeld  and on Wittmann robots is now possible via smartphone...

ST Soffiaggio Tecnica in the US

At NPE 2015 with the "suction blow"

Technology - Tuesday, 17 February 2015

A blow moulding machine Aspi150.2, equipped with 70-mm extruder and 2-litre accumulator head, will be displayed by the Italian company ST Soffiaggio Tecnica at NPE 2015 (Orlando, March 23-27), to demonstrate the technological level reached with such a range of machines, devoted to the 3D applications, in particular...

Five-layer PET sheet line from Union

On display for thirteen days

Technology - Wednesday, 11 February 2015

An open house event - running for thirteen days from February 16 to 28 at the headquarters of Union in San Vittore Olona (near Milan) - will provide the stage for a new line for the production of five-layer PET sheets in widths ranging from 850 to 1000 mm. This line will consist of a co-rotary twin-screw main extruder mod. ZP 92X/52D with four...

Piovan 2014

Another year of growth

Technology - Wednesday, 11 February 2015

With its expansion programme, international profile and increased sales volumes, the Piovan group has consolidated its position as a worldwide market leader laying the ground work for further expansion in 2015. Bucking the international economic trends, the group based in Santa Maria di Sala (near Venice, Italy) closed 2014 with growing sales...

Goebel, IMS and Rotomac at ICE Europe

Slitter rewinding from Italy and Germany

Technology - Wednesday, 11 February 2015

The Power of Converting: Goebel Schneid- und Wickelsysteme, IMS, and Rotomac will be exhibiting the finest and most innovative in slitter rewinding on one stand at ICE Europe (Munich, March 10-12). Goebel will be presenting its innovative, high-end slitter rewinder Xtraslit 2. This machine...

Instron at JEC Europe 2015

Video extensometer for tests on composites

Technology - Monday, 9 February 2015

A leading provider of testing equipment designed to evaluate the mechanical properties of materials and components, Instron - a division of ITW Test and Measurement Italia, headquartered in Pianezza, near Turin, Italy - will be exhibiting at JEC 2015 (Paris, March 10-12) the new Advanced Video Extensometer (AVE2) that conforms...

Inauguration at Bandera

A new R&D centre for extrusion excellence

Technology - Friday, 6 February 2015

Bandera has announced, well in advance, the forthcoming opening of its new research and development centre at its headquarters in Busto Arsizio (Varese, Italy). The ceremony will take place on May 8, with Plast 2015 in full swing. Plast, the international event devoted to the plastics and rubber industries, being held at the...

At Plastindia 2015

EOS and Canbio in Gandhinagar

Technology - Friday, 6 February 2015

An EOS 80 and a Canbio V580 machines are being exhibited by Negri Bossi at the Plastindia fair, running in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, from 5 to 10 February. The EOS machine, unveiled in India for the first time, is a digitally controlled compact hydraulic injection press which features...

News from Switzerland

WM has its sights set on the Usa

Technology - Friday, 6 February 2015

The Swiss manufacturer of thermoforming lines WM Wrapping Machinery has its sights set on the US market. For this reason, it has recruited the help of North American thermoforming expert Kent Johansonn, who has started working closely with the area manager Luca Oliverio in order to coordinate and train a team of agents...

An event in Turin, Italy

Two days devoted to moulding technology

Technology - Wednesday, 4 February 2015

On February 6 and 7, Turin (Italy) will provide the setting for a presentation of the latest technologies available for the injection moulding of plastic materials. The event is the “Molding Technology Day” workshop being held at Four Studios. The programme also includes the participation of Moretto, which, outside the event venue...

Supply of Eurochiller in Saudi Arabia

Chillers and pump units for the blow moulding of megatanks

Technology - Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Water tank manufacturer Al Zamil turned to the British firm IsoCool to produce a chilled water supply system for the new blow moulding unit at the plant in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The system will include NAX chillers and GRP pumping units manufactured by Eurochiller. The Jeddah blow moulding plant...