Appointment in Bremen

Hilger Gross at the head of the plastics division of Sikora

Technology - Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Since May 16, 2019, Hilger Gross has taken on the position as Business Development and Area Sales Manager at Sikora in Bremen. In this function, he is in charge of the “plastics” business unit. With Hilger Gross, a highly experienced manager is responsible for the worldwide sale of Sikora’s inspection, sorting and analysis systems for plastic pellets...

Moss delivery in Africa

A MO 3062 printing machine for bottle caps in Ethiopia

Technology - Wednesday, 19 June 2019

A new printing machine for plastic bottle caps with a 2-colour dry-offset head by Moss has been recently installed and started up at the premises of a major Ethiopian plastic processor, already supplier of PepsiCo. The machine will decorate the caps of soft drink  bottles. Before this one, Moss had already delivered a single-colour screen printer...

Development by Meccanoplastica

The Hot Fill System now on all MiPET blow moulding machines

Technology - Wednesday, 19 June 2019

The Hot Fill System has been added by Meccanoplastica Ibérica to its entire range of MiPET blow moulding machines for PET preforms. With this option, so far only available on some selected models, the division of the Meccanoplastica Group dedicated to stretch blow moulding technology intends to offer efficient solutions to cover a wide range of...

The Moog “total solution”

Motion control with electric, hydraulic and hybrid technology

Technology - Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Moog attended the SPS IPC Drives Italia trade show from May 28 to 30 at the exhibition grounds in Parma, Italy, an opportunity for the company to exhibit its “total solution”, combining electric, hydraulic and hybrid technologies, designed to meet all of its customers’ requirements...

The birth of FDU Hotrunner

A new company for a new hot runner system

Technology - Wednesday, 19 June 2019

The FDU (Flat Die Unit) was originally a research project that was developed with the know-how of Haidlmair Group companies with the support of the toolmaker from the Upper Austrian town of Nussbach. The innovation was presented to the public in 2016 and has been continuously developed ever since. For some time now...

A long-lasting cooperation

Scholz received its hundredth Allrounder

Technology - Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Recently, Scholz from Kronach, Germany, received its one-hundredth Allrounder in a ceremony. For this special occasion, Gertrud Ebert, Managing Director and limited partner, as well as Karl-Herbert Ebert, Head of Technology and Development and authorized signatory of Scholz, travelled to the Arburg parent factory in Lossburg. The...

Wittmann Battenfeld at the Plastpol in Kielce

Condition monitoring system awarded

Technology - Wednesday, 12 June 2019

At this year’s Plastpol in Kielce, Wittmann Battenfeld was able to convince an independent jury consisting of experts from universities and specialist institutes of the benefits offered by its condition monitoring system (CMS) when used in injection moulding machines for processing plastics. CMS is a system of sensors to monitor the condition of the machines...

Marshall Aerospace and Defence turns to Stratasys technology

3D printing of final flight parts for an innovative aircraft program

Technology - Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is now using advanced 3D printing from Stratasys to manufacture, flight-ready parts for several of its military, civil and business aircraft - while producing specific ground-running equipment at a lower cost than aluminium alternatives. The company is currently one of the world’s largest privately owned and...

Industrial and agricultural tyre production

GRI invests in a Comerio Ercole calender to boost efficiency

Technology - Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Sri Lankan industrial and agricultural tyre manufacturer Global Rubber Industries (GRI), headquartered in Sri Lanka, has invested around 36 million euros in the purchase of a Comerio Ercole calender in order to improve process efficiency at its Badalgama plant. The calender stands out for its capacity to process...

Open house at Thermoforming Machines

Flexible thermoforming for unconventional materials

Technology - Wednesday, 5 June 2019

On June 6 and 7, WM Thermoforming Machines will hold an open house event at its headquarters in Stabio (Switzerland), in order to showcase the new Flex 92 steel-rule-knife thermoforming machine and the latest version of the Twist 700 model: two machines able to respond to the fast-changing market trends and to reduce the environmental impact of...


Caprioli in the Colines board, he will oversee sales and market strategies

Technology - Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Colines announced the appointment of a new board member: Anthony Michael Caprioli joined the company as an executive officer. His main duty will be overseeing sales and market strategy. Caprioli was born on 1969 in Australia, where he grew up and completed his schooling...

Amut Group and NatureWorks

An ACF thermoforming machine worked with Ingeo PLA during Chinaplas

Technology - Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Bioplastics is certainly the main topic discussed by plastics players nowadays. The targets globally pursued include to eliminate unnecessary packaging, move from single use to re-use attitude and promote the utilisation of materials made from renewable resources to be applied in different sectors. Since many governments have expressed the...