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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Haitian delivers the hundred-thousandth Mars machine

One of the world’s largest manufacturers of plastic injection molding machines, Haitian International, has announced its financial results for fiscal year 2013. As expected, last year presented a major challenge for the engineering industry, but for the company it was a positive year. In 2013, the group was able to increase...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Half a century starring in the world of plastics

This year Piovan celebrates 50 years of activity in auxiliary machinery for the plastics industry. Years characterised by an entrepreneurial idea whose roots may lie far back in time, but which remain deep and active. In 1934 Costante Piovan & Figli was founded in Padua as a metalworking shop equipped with machine...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Electric machines for… electronic cigarettes

Two completely electric injection blow moulding machines with a maximum capacity of 250 ml have been developed by Meccanoplastica to produce 10-ml LDPE vials weighing 2 g to contain the recharges for electronic cigarettes. These two units of the JET55/L model can reach 55 tons of clamping force (50 in the...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Vacuum technology at the service of plastics

At the start of April, the Nova Milanese (near Milan) headquarters of Busch Italia, the Italian subsidiary of the German multinational Busch, provided the venue for a press briefing entitled “Companies up close - The best of vacuum technology at the service of industry”. For the plastics processing industry, this multinational, which specialises in...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Recovering economies boost American flexible packaging

The North American converted flexible packaging market accounts for approaching 30% of global consumption with an annual spend of 20.7 billion dollars in 2013, reveals a recent report from PCI Films Consulting. Approaching 90% of sales in the region are concentrated in the US, with Canada and Mexico accounting for...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kartell becomes… Precious

Fifteen years of transparency, or rather of research and testing in the injection moulding of clear polycarbonate: an achievement celebrated by Kartell at the recent Salone del Mobile in Milan which, ending on 13 April, was deemed a huge success by visitors and critics, and also provided the company with an opportunity...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Versalis to invest 125 million in Mantua

From 2014 to 2017 Versalis will invest 125 million euros in its Mantua site in order to optimise the industrial organisation and energy performance of the plants, as well as enlarge the area devoted to the research and development of innovative products and technologies. The Mantua site is integrated with the...
Monday, April 14, 2014

Stars and Stripes future for Negri Bossi

The Sacmi Group officialises the sale of the plastics division to US Kingsbury. The ability to lead in several different industries and business branches. Yet also a rare capacity to look ahead and remain true to a challenging commitment, one that has been the group’s hallmark for decades: investment in technology and human...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

K 2016 kick-off

The first meeting of the exhibitors’ council is also the kick-off meeting for K 2016, which will take place from 19 until 26 October, 2016 in Düsseldorf. The panel of experts (Ulrich Reifenhäuser will retain his position as chairman of the exhibitors’ council) assembled on April 8 to discuss the plans concerning the most important...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

A new technical director at Arburg

On April 1, Heinz Gaub takes up his duties as managing director technology & engineering at Arburg. He succeeds Herbert Kraibühler, who has retired after 50 years of service to the company. The handover was planned long in advance, enabling Heinz Gaub to spend nine months of intensive preparation for his new...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Thirteen facilities for Erema’s R&D

With seven systems in the Erema customer centre and three more in the R&D centre at the company's headquarters in Austria, two at the Erema North America trial centre in Ipswich and a plant at the trial centre in the Middle East, Erema customers now have a total of 13 facilities at their disposal for trial runs with...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Two lines for PET coextrusion in Croatia

A Croat converter has commissioned two complete lines from Union for the co-extrusion of PET sheet for containers and tubs for packaging fresh food products and produce. Both lines boast low energy consumption and extensive use of regenerated material. Each line includes a main...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Strong Italian presence at Plast Alger

With 26 exhibitors, Italy was the country with the largest participation at Plast Alger & Printpack Alger (April 6-8, Algiers). The visit of Michele Giacomelli, the Italian Ambassador, and Giuseppe Agostinacchio, the director of ICE (Italian Trade Promotion Agency) in Algeria, underlines the strong presence of one of Algeria’s...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Joining flexible films

A long experience in film sealing allows Cibra to supply a wide range of sealing bars that can be applied on several types of converting machines such as slitting/rewinders and also on existing packaging machines. These bars are also used by engineering companies who build special custom machines for all sort of packing problems...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Thermoforming in open house

Based on the experience acquired with the previous F36 model, but completely redesigned, the new F37 thermoforming machine by OMV Machinery (now part of the Polytype group) features a fully electric drive system, servomotors and a wider forming area, making it possible to mount moulds with more...
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

TPU from renewable sources

Coim group has introduced a new range of thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) based on renewable raw materials and marketed under the Laripur RS brand. The Coim R&D centre in Offanengo (Cremona, Italy) has been focusing in developing products which combine the highest possible content of raw materials...

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