News for the plastics and rubber industry. Macplas

Petcore Europe online conference to discuss post Covid-19 strategy and trends of PET

Building up on the success of 2020 with more than 300 visitors, Petcore Europe announces its 2021 two-day conference on a dedicated virtual platform. "Post Covid-19 - Strategy and Trends for the Circular PET Economy" is scheduled on June 2-3 and the first day will focus on perspectives and strategy for the PET value chain, with...

European plastics recyclers will meet in Amsterdam next November

Annual event organised by Crain Communications and Plastic Recyclers Europe (PRE), the “Plastics Recycling Show Europe” is a pan-European, free-to-attend exhibition, conference and awards designed specifically for plastics recycling professionals. The next edition will take place at RAI, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, on November 4-5, 2021...

"International Conference on Fatigue of Composites": online appointment in June

The eighth edition of the “International Conference on Fatigue of Composites” (ICFC8), organised by the Department of Management and Engineering of the University of Padua, will be held as an online conference from June 23 to 25. The series of “International Conference on Fatigue of Composites” aims to enhance...

Servotube becomes more and more technological

The Omso Servotube high-quality combined machine for printing tubes and sleeves becomes even more technological. High-technology upgrades open up new and interesting application fields. Servotube137 has been one of the Omso best sellers for the combined flexographic and silk-screen printing of...

Icma technology for advanced recycling selected by the Solar Impulse Foundation

Historic Italian manufacturer of compounding and extrusion lines, and for over 30 years a leading player in plant engineering dedicated to the recycling of plastics, Icma San Giorgio contributed to the achievement of a very important result announced on April 13th by Bertrand Piccard, president and founder of Solar Impulse Foundation...

ST BlowMoulding opens a new subsidiary in China

The Swiss company ST BlowMoulding opens a new subsidiary in China, which joins to the production facilities in Italy and Switzerland and the technical services in America. Located in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, the new ST (Suzhou) BlowMoulding Technology reflects all the optimism and the desire of the company to get involved even in...

Oerlikon acquires INglass to accelerate expansion in polymer processing market

Leading provider of surface engineering, polymer processing and additive manufacturing, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Italy-headquartered INglass and its innovative hot runner systems technology operating under its market-leading HRSflow business. The strategic acquisition is a significant step in expanding...

Engel hands over 100th injection moulding machine to MTA in Italy

Headquartered in Codogno (Lodi, Italy), MTA in northern Italy, is one of only a few companies certified to manufacture automotive fuses. In order to combine its high quality standards with efficiency, the company primarily relies on tie-bar-less injection moulding machines by Engel. In spring 2021, the 100th machine, an Engel victory, was delivered to...

Multi-purpose coextruders: now also for sheet production

From now on, the successful, standardized and powerful uniEX single screw extruder series from battenfeld-cincinnati is also available for sheet and board extrusion. Highlights of this extruder series are compact design, a wide processing window and high throughputs with gentle melt treatment. This makes...

Single-calender extrusion process for the production of waterproofing membranes

In the extrusion domain dedicated to thermoplastic PVC and TPO single or multilayer waterproofing membranes, Amut is able to design different tailor-made turn-key plants with either double or single calender. Such diversified systems may reach an overall production up to 15 million sq. m. and 8 million sqm of high quality membrane per year, respectively...

Biesse Group opens new branches in Israel, Japan and Brazil

The leading multinational in the processing of wood, glass, stone advanced materials and metal, quoted in the Star division of the Italian Stock Exchange of Milan, Biesse Group has announced the expansion of its international network with new branches opening in Israel, Japan and Brazil to strengthen its presence in markets identified as strategic. The group...

Chinaplas: over 152,000 visitors net of the pandemic

Chinaplas 2021 was concluded on April 16 with a total of 152,134 visitors - 149,771 local and 2,363 overseas. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic and the move to the new venue at Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, Chinaplas has once again proved itself to be a high standard platform for presenting new technologies and sourcing latest...

Arburg hires the 59 students who have completed their internship in the company

On April 9 and 12, 2021, graduation ceremonies were held at Arburg in Lossburg (Germany). As in the previous year, the event was split into four smaller events in line with coronavirus restrictions. All 59 former trainees and students of the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University were taken on as permanent employees...

Fanuc partners with Recycleye to robotize recycling industry

One of the world’s largest robotics manufacturers, Fanuc, is breaking into the waste management industry by partnering with intelligent waste management startup Recycleye. Over the past 12 the months, Recycleye has combined its validated AI computer vision technology with Fanuc’s 60 years of experience in automation, to...

Ultralight composite for sport footwear

Xenia Materials introduces the new ultralight composites family entirely developed on Pebax thermoplastic elastomer, reference polymer in several flagship sports applications. Thanks to their exceptional density value, which is below 0,90 g/cm3, new Xelight grades stand out for their incredible lightness. At the same time, they feature a great impact...

State-of-art heads and increased output: Bausano renews its extrusion lines for pipes

The global demand for plastic pipes has grown exponentially and, over the next few years, is set to increase for a large variety of applications: from water and gas supply networks, rainwater drainage and the transport of various fluids to energy supply systems and sprinkler systems. In this context, Bausano announces that it has...

Rubberon chose a Colines ALLrollEX 3000mm to start the stretch film production

With more than 12 years of hard working in Brazil, as a part of its strategic plan the Brazilian company Rubberon decided to go for a Colines ALLrollEX 3000mm to start their stretch film production. The line is ready to be shipped and will be undergoing commissioning in few weeks in Manaus. ALLrollEX 3000mm 6-up is equipped with...

WM Thermoforming Machines at Chinaplas 2021

After the forced stop in 2020, WM Thermoforming Machines is back at Chinaplas 2021. The exhibition, rescheduled for April 13-16, 2021, is held in Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, and same as past editions WM Thermoforming Machines attends with the SGE (Swiss Global Enterprise) delegation, in the Swiss Pavilion...

Food packaging made with 75% recycled polystyrene

Eni's chemical company, Versalis, is expanding its range of “circular” products, made from recycled raw materials. The Versalis Revive portfolio will now include a new product for food packaging made with 75% domestic post-consumer polystyrene. The product, referred to as Versalis Revive PS Air F - Series Forever, is the result of the...

Clariant expands in China by a joint-venture production facility for high-end stabilizer additives

Focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, Clariant announced the opening of a new world-class production facility for process and light stabilizers. The facility is jointly owned by Clariant and Beijing Tiangang Auxiliary (Tiangang), a privately owned producer and leading supplier of light stabilizers in China...

Black polyamide for laser welding

A new product family PA 66 based black plastics suitable for laser welding, a technology that is increasingly used in joining together thermoplastic parts, has been developed by Domo Chemicals. Domo’s new laser transparent Technyl Star AF 219 V30 black LT is now available on the market...

Unscrewing moulds with electric drives

With over fifty years of experience in the creation, construction and design of moulds for different sectors, including food and beverage, cosmetics, home care, automotive, pharmaceutical and healthcare, the Italian Gefit, always looking for innovative solutions, has decided to replace the hydraulic or pneumatic movements with...

Elba and Saldoflex: an all-Italian converting partnership

Two long-standing companies and world leader in the manufacture of plastic processing and printing machines, Elba and Saldoflex recently signed a partnership agreement that defines and outlines new synergies in the converting market, both in Italy and abroad. The companies, founded in 1956 and 1961 respectively, boasting a total of 125 years of...

Starting anew from Shenzhen

The Italian pavilion at the thirty-fourth edition of Chinaplas (Shenzhen, April 13-16, 2021) organized by Amaplast (trade association in Confindustria uniting over 160 manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery, equipment, and moulds) will include some forty companies in a space of 1,100 square metres...

RadiciGroup invests 35 million euros to increase global production capacity

Investments of over 35 million euros in business growth, sustainability and innovation.  The RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers Business Area is adding significantly to its global production capacity with new construction and installations in North America, Europe and China...