News for the plastics and rubber industry. Macplas

Plastic recycling industry continues fast-paced efforts towards reaching the EU targets

The total installed plastics recycling capacity in 2020 in EU27+3 (European Union member States, UK, Norway and Switzerland) grew by 1.1 mt compared to the previous year. The new figures show that the plastics recycling industry remains resilient while continuing its path towards making plastics genuinely circular. The...

German plastics and rubber machinery industry readjusts forecast for 2022

Order intake in the German plastics and rubber machinery industry in the first quarter of 2022 fell significantly compared to the same period last year (-27%). In the same period, turnover grew by only 3% compared to the previous-year period. On the one hand, this was down to a base effect, as the first quarter of last year was...

At Mecspe, a Nova eT machine will be producing plates for finger food

From June 9 to 11 at Bologna Fiere, in the Eurostampi section of the Mecspe 2022 show, Negri Bossi will be exhibiting the 180-H490 version of the Nova eT range of fully electric injection presses, one of the flagship products by the Milanese manufacturer. The machine on display, mainly aimed at the...

Greenplast collects favours of exhibitors and visitors and makes an appointment for 2025

The first edition of the Greenplast exhibition and conference closed on May 6 at Fiera Milano. The event was welcomed by exhibitors and visitors to the point that Promaplast, the event organiser, announced that this fair dedicated to the environmental sustainability of the plastics industry will come back from...

Curtain on the second edition of Packaging Speaks Green, the forum returns in 2023

The curtain has just fallen on a successful second edition of Packaging Speaks Green, the international forum promoting the culture of sustainability and circular economy, held in conjunction with Ipack-Ima and Greenplast. As shown by the figures, it was a much wanted and much awaited event: over...

Biesse at JEC World between innovations and trends for plastics and composites

Biesse participation in JEC World (Paris, May 3-5) took place in the name of innovation and the latest trends in the field of plastic and composite materials processing. The company presented the benefits offered by HSD Mechatronics technologies, a brand specialized in the production of...

Direct resin infusion system to speed up wind turbine blades manufacture

A company of Cannon Group, Cannon Afros has developed an innovative direct infusion system for faster processing of epoxy and polyurethane (PU) resin systems for the manufacturing of wind turbine rotor blades. Rotor blades are typically made of fiberglass reinforced resin through vacuum infusion technology. They are the...

Starlinger recycling technology for Australia largest PET recycling plant

The recently opened Circular Plastics Australia PET recycling facility in Albury-Wodonga, New South Wales, is equipped with a recoStar PET 215 HC iV+ PET bottle-to-bottle recycling line from Starlinger that produces 2.5 tons of rPET per hour. Circular Plastics Australia (PET) is a joint venture partnership between...

Maag Group acquires AMN DPI

Maag Group has acquired the French tool manufacturer AMN DPI. Maag is thus consistently continuing its path as an integrated supplier for systems in the plastics industry from extruder tip. Founded in 1979 and based in Normandy, AMN, a developer and manufacturer of polymer...

LyondellBasell offices in Moscow and Togliatti to cease operations

LyondellBasell has made the decision to cease operations at its two office locations in Russia. As a result, the offices in Moscow and Togliatti have begun winding down operations. The offices were primarily involved in selling polymers from its O&P and APS businesses. Both offices employ a combined 18 employees...

Automotive and recycle together for sustainable mobility

The company of the Group Forvia, Faurecia, and Veolia have signed a cooperation and research agreement to jointly develop innovative compounds for automotive interior modules, aiming to achieve an average of 30% of recycled content by 2025. Through this partnership, the two companies will accelerate the...

Start for the R-Cycle community

R-Cycle starts into a new phase as an open community. The first official general assembly was held on May 3, 2022. at R-Cycle member Multivac's corporate site in Wolfertschwenden, Germany. R-Cycle was founded in 2020 as an initiative of various technology companies and organizations along the entire life cycle of...

Two new entries in Syncro Group

Since the beginning of May, Syncro Group has a new business development manager for the North American market and a new  sales manager and product manager for the wire & cable division: they are respectively Paolo Gasparotto (photo on the left) and Andrea Stoppa (photo below)...

Thermoplastic composite aircraft sidewall panels using recycled carbon fibre

The company of the Cannon Group, Cannon Ergos, is working with Boeing on moulding trials for the feasibility of using recycled carbon fibre (rCF) for the fabrication of aircraft cabin interior sidewall panels. The recovery and reuse of carbon fibre waste during production processes and end-of-life applications, such as...

The transformation of Versalis activities in Porto Marghera continues

Versalis confirms the transformation of its activities at Porto Marghera (Venezia, Italy) and the implementation of new industrial initiatives in the area. These initiatives complement Eni's plans in the petrochemical and biorefinery field for a total of more than 500 million euros in investments, and aim to accelerate the energy transition and...

In Kentucky, Netstal subsidiary for the US and Canadian markets

The recently established US subsidiary of Netstal Maschinen, Netstal Inc., moved into its new headquarter. Based in Hebron, Kentucky (United States), the team led by new president Doug Haberman will provide comprehensive support to customers from the US and Canada, and continue to expand North American business...

The first three months of Basf in 2022

The first quarter of 2022 was characterized by significantly higher energy and raw materials prices as well as supply chain disruptions. “Nevertheless, we had a very good start to the year 2022,” said Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Basf, at the company’s virtual Annual Shareholders’ Meeting this year...

The plastics circular economy situation in Europe

The European association of plastics manufacturers, Plastics Europe launched the second edition of the “Circular Economy for Plastics - A European Overview”, a detailed report of plastics flows related to production, conversion, consumption, waste management, recycling, and use of recycled plastics in Europe in 2020...

New CEO and COO for Plastics Industry Association

The Plastics Industry Association (Plastics) Board of Directors voted to appoint Matt Seaholm to the position of Chief Executive Officer and Glenn Anderson to the position of Chief Operating Officer. “We are incredibly excited to elevate both of these gentlemen to lead this organization into