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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Technologies for lightweight packaging

Recently Bandera has been focusing its efforts on the development and promotion of technologies and processes which enable a sustainable reduction of the weight of packaging. This goal has been pursued starting with the design of safe and reliable production systems, featuring excellent quality performance in compliance with...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Plast 2015: applications on the rise

Less than one month to the deadline of May 15, and the number of exhibitors to Plast 2015 (the most important European show for the plastics and rubber industry next year) and Rubber 2015 (the satellite event focusing on rubber) grows and grows. In the past few weeks potentially interested companies were reached...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Highly functional and ecological packaging

Under their motto “Welcome to the Global Collaboratory” DuPont will showcase at Interpack (Düsseldorf, May 8-14, 2014), how interdisciplinary cooperation with customers and other market-leading players can open up a multiple of possibilities for increasing the functionality and attractiveness of plastic packaging...

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Plastics machinery shipments stay strong
in Q4

Business levels for manufacturers and suppliers of primary plastics machinery (injection moulding, extrusion, blow moulding, and thermoforming equipment) posted another strong quarterly performance in the fourth quarter of 2013. According to statistics compiled and reported by the Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES) of SPI...

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A new catalyst for PET

Titanium catalyst technology for the industrial production of PET is now being adopted around the globe as PET manufacturers and processors seek to eliminate the use of the heavy metal catalyst antimony oxide. The technology was developed by Catalytic Technologies, a company established...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Reduction of plastic bags: the European Parliament says yes

On April 16 the European Parliament validated the European directive aimed at reducing the consumption of single-use plastic bags, already approved by the Environment Commission last March 10. Such a vote wants to demonstrate its support for decisive action to reduce the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags...
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Comerio Ercole amongst Pirelli’s top suppliers

"It is a source of great satisfaction to our entire team to have received Pirelli’s prestigious Supplier Award 2014. It provides us with a further incentive to improve, with even more enthusiasm and determination than before, our development of increasingly innovative and reliable products. Comerio Ercole’s mission remains...
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

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...
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...
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

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...
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...

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