News for the plastics and rubber industry. Macplas

More space, modularity, and ease of use with multi-component injection moulding

With its flexible configuration, the new series Allrounder More launched by Arburg for production-efficient multi-component moulding, can now be perfectly adapted to specific customer and market requirements. The machines offer increased space for larger moulds, greater modularity during assembly, as well as...

ABB to acquire Asti Mobile Robotics to drive next generation of flexible automation with AMRs

A leading global autonomous mobile robot (AMR) manufacturer with a broad portfolio across all major applications enabled by the company’s software suite, Asti Mobile Robotics Group will be acquired by ABB. This will expand ABB’s robotics and automation offering, making it the only company to offer a complete portfolio for...

New head of sales and business development for Ferromatik Milacron in Europe

The pan-European full-range supplier of servo-hydraulic and all-electric injection moulding machines, Ferromatik Milacron, announced the appointment of Peter Kochs as Director Sales and Business Development. Peter Kochs, 54 years old, previously held a senior position at Windsor for 12 years...

Complete aseptic line for milk drinks in PET bottles

Thanks to Sidel’s end-to-end complete aseptic PET line, UHT liquid dairy products (LDPs) from Spanish milk producer Covap are now also available in PET bottles for the very first time. This new PET bottle opens the door to meet changing market demand and ensures product integrity and safety...

Basf CEO Martin Brudermüller to receive 2021 Icis CEO of the Year Award

The Icis CEO of the Year Award will be presented to Martin Brudermüller, Chief Executive Officer of Basf, for outstanding achievement as voted on and recognised by his peers in the ICIS Top 40 Power Players. This prestigious global chemicals industry award will be presented to Brudermüller at the Icis Power Players Awards virtual event on...

Amut makes an encore with the British Biffa

Subsequent to the project accomplished by Biffa and Amut for the Seaham (United Kingdom) state-of-the-art recycling facility, one of the most modern and technically advanced in the world, the two partners join forces again for Biffa new investment in its facility in Washington, Sunderland (United Kingdom)...

Piovan doubles up in China with a new plant in Suzhou

On July 15 Piovan and the local government of the Jiangsu province (China) signed an agreement that will lead to the construction of a new Piovan Group plant in China. Piovan has been on the Chinese market for over twenty years. The opening of the first commercial office in Hong Kong dates back to the year...

Mechanical stroke regulator for hydraulic driven valve gate systems

A Mechanical Stroke Regulator (MSR) for hydraulic driven valve gate systems developed by Oerlikon HRSflow makes it easy to individually preset the opening positions of the pins in hot runner systems. Via a graduate scale adjusting screw the user specifies the individual oil volume, which the valve gate system then...

At Sacmi two days dedicated to “green” containers

On July 27 and 28, Sacmi will present the international online event "The plastic container green challenge" on scenarios, technologies and market trends in the plastic container production sector. During the event, the opportunities offered by the CBF system with compression technology, now also available for the production of...

Recycling in Italy: record figures in 2020

In 2020, packaging recycling rates in Italy exceeded all forecasts. The health emergency did not slow down the development of this area of the circular economy: last year 73% of the packaging placed on the market was recycled, that is 3.3% more than in 2019. These figures were disclosed by the Conai (Italian packaging consortium) on the...

Novamont recognized among the B Corps "Best for the World" 2021

Novamont is among the companies "Best for The World 2021", the program that recognizes B Corporations that have achieved the highest verified scores at global level in one or more impact areas, on which B Corporation certification is based: governance, workers, community, environment and customers. In particular...

Inhibitor for safer transportation and storage of acrylic monomers

Phenothiazine LVT 2330, a next-generation shortstop inhibitor solution available globally, has been developed by Solvay to protect against runaway polymerization of acrylic and methacrylic acids, esters and other monomers in bulk storage facilities, transportation tanks and containers...

The environment to be included into the fundamental principles of the Constitution of Italy

The process of a constitutional bill that includes the environment into the fundamental principles of the Constitution of Italy - laying the foundations for the necessary balance between the environmental interests with those of the economic stakeholders - is now well underway. The constitutional bill in question, which...

Expanding shafts and lighter cores for better quality coils

The Italian company Colines keeps improving its world-renowned cast lines for stretch film production ALLrollEX’ overall performance, thanks to constant and significant research and development activities and to the experience gained with the delivery of over 250 lines worldwide. With their highest speed and best quality in production...

CMG launches a new e-shop service for spare parts

A new tool for CMG customers is now available to simplify and speed up the procurement of spare parts. It is the new e-commerce platform directly accessible from the home page of the CMG web site. The process is not only extremely simplified and intuitive, it is also economically preferable...

Engel e-symposium 2021: conferences, meetings and company tours at the time of the pandemic

The Engel live e-symposium 2021 on June 22, 23 and 24 was a massive success, attracting several thousand participants. In addition to an online conference, business talks and virtual plant tours, participants took the opportunity to exchange ideas in person in one-on-one meetings and explore the virtual showroom. The virtual platform made it...

The negative consequences of the SUP directive strict deadlines on European industry

The association of European plastics processors, EuPC, highlights the negative consequences of the strict deadlines imposed by the SUP (Single-Use Plastics) directive on the legislative activity and markets of the European Union member States. In a press release it points out that the deadline of July 3, 2021, for the...

Maire Tecnimont will build a PE plant in India

Maire Tecnimont announced that a consortium composed of its subsidiaries Tecnimont and Mumbai-based Tecnimont Private Limited has been awarded an EPCC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning) Lump Sum contract by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), for the implementation of...

New Karawang facility to recycle 2 billion PET plastic bottles annually

Thailand-based Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), one of the world’s largest producer of recycled PET for beverage bottles, announced it will build a facility in Karawang, West Java, to recycle almost 2 billion plastic bottles a year in support of the government’s plan to reduce ocean debris...

Bormioli Pharma steps up its sustainable packaging drive

Manufacturer of plastic and glass containers for the pharmaceutical industry, Bormioli Pharma has announced that by 2025 its products will be manufactured from 50% sustainable raw materials, such as recycled plastic and glass, and bioplastics. This target will see the company tripling the proportion of...