News for the plastics and rubber industry. Macplas

TotalEnergies increases production of high-performance recycled polymers for automotive

TotalEnergies announced the construction of a new production line of high-performance recycled polypropylene for automotive in its polymer plant in Carling, France. Since 2016, the Carling - Saint-Avold petrochemical platform is producing value-added compounds primarily intended for the automotive industry. The start-up of a new line...

Recovering crude oil and supporting the circular economy of plastics

Recovering crude oil from plastic: British company Mura Technology is pursuing this goal with the HydroPRS process to advance the circular economy of plastics. This is a concern that motion plastics specialist igus also shares. igus has been supporting Mura’s project as an investor since 2020. The first HydroPRS plant for...

Optimized hot runner systems for PCR compounds

Oerlikon HRSflow has developed special hot runner solutions for PCR compounds. Their application possibilities are demonstrated by two examples realized in practice - a fruit crate and a garbage can for composting organic household waste. With these environmentally friendly projects, which...

Also SBDry joins the Syncro Group

The "Zero Waste Myssion" strategy of Syncro continues with the entry of SBDry into the group, which thus enriches its family of "Planet Approved" products, technologies aimed at eliminating post-consumer and post-industrial waste. SBDry has over thirty years of experience and as a group have developed multiple and innovative technologies in...

CMG at the blow molding conference with dedicated granulators

CMG Granulators will take part at the 6th edition of the international Blow Moulding Conference, from 29 November to 1 December 2022 in Brussels. On the occasion of this event, CMG will propose the new series of recycling system solutions for application with blow molding machines, featuring a high degree of...

The revision of packaging and waste rules worries also recyclers

Revised EU waste rules threaten to turn the tide on European recycling and European recyclers are making an urgent plea to reviewers as revised EU rules threaten to severely impact trade of recycled materials risking irreversible economic damage and job losses to Europe’s leading circular economy industries...

Single-use surgical instruments material recycling

Solvay has recently teamed up with French startup Ostium in a joint project designed to enable the mechanical recycling of end-of-life single-use surgical instruments molded in glass-fiber reinforced Ixef polyarylamide (PARA) from Solvay’s portfolio of specialty polymers. The initiative is the first for valuable polymers to be...

New leadership appointments in Songwon

Songwon Industrial announced today that it has appointed Hans Werhonig as Leader Group Commercial and a member of Songwon’s Executive Committee from 1 December 2022. Reporting directly to the Group CEO, Werhonig will spearhead Songwon’s strategy and be responsible for the...

Piovan revenues grow in the first nine months of 2022

The board of directors of Piovan approved the consolidated financial report as of September 30, 2022: revenues reach 381.7 million euros, up 81% compared to 2021. On a like-for-like basis, excluding the revenues realized by the US group acquired at the beginning of the year and consolidated since...

Sacmi hosts the AIM "technological day" on new cellulose-based materials

From pioneering research to applied technology, building the development prospects of an entire industry: cellulose-based materials for rigid sustainable packaging is a hot topic, and will be the focus of the “technological day” organized by AIM (the Italian association of science and macromolecule technology), scheduled for 22 November 2022...

New two-way servo cartridge valves with superior flow performance

Moog’s new X700 series servo cartridge valves serve as robust throttle valves in electrohydraulic flow control systems, especially those requiring quick dynamic responses and high flows. Typical applications include, among the others, injection moulding presses. The X700 series servo cartridge valves provide...

Memorandum of understanding for waste-to-chemicals

Maire Tecnimont announced that NextChem, through its subsidiary MyRechemical, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Suez International Italian Branch aimed at further developing their existing collaboration on waste-to-chemicals projects in Italy. The agreement was signed during...

Sound absorber material for more safe and healthy air filters

The air purification specialist UVCclean, Germany, now uses the Basf melamine resin foam Basotect as sound absorber in its mobile airtubeUVC air filter systems. These filters use UV-C technology to lower the concentration of aerosols that transmit bacteria, spores and viruses such as the coronavirus in the air. They can be...

The European supply chain squares against the packaging regulation

The packaging value chain expresses serious concerns about the European Commission suggested approach on the packaging and packaging waste regulation review, to be presented on 30 November. Over 60 associations from the packaging value chain have issued a joint industry statement to express...

Water control in washing plants

At the Ecomondo fair, running in Rimini from 8 to 11 November, Sorema is showcasing its technologies for plastic waste recycling along with the water treatment plants by Teknodepurazioni Aquae, a company of the Previero group based in Rivarolo Canavese (near Turin), specifically developed for this use. Teknodepurazioni Aquae specializes in...

Covering drainage pipes with PP geotextile

For almost 70 years, Baruffaldi Plastic Technology has been designing and manufacturing customized machines for processing plastic profiles and has always stood out for its dynamism, flexibility and avant-garde nature. Together with the Primac brand, it has been designing downstream equipment for plastic pipes for over 30 years. In particular...

Comerio Ercole acquired stake in Saspol

Based on its industrial partnership with Comerc International, the Comerio Ercole group has enlarged the presence into rubber production field becoming shareholder of the Italian company Sasmac International, the brand owner of well-known Saspol technology. Saspol was established in 1961 as a manufacturer of...

Extrusion-blow molding and climate protection

Climate protection is a megatrend and a goal of the plastics industry. Plastics producers and plastics processing machinery makers are striving to contribute and propose new solutions. The new AX 880 machine introduced at the K 2022 by ST BlowMoulding is the ultimate step of the company in such direction...

Certified carbon footprint for polyamide 6, PBT and glass fibres

The specialty chemicals company Lanxess is one of the world’s first plastics manufacturers to offer its customers - processors of its Durethan polyamides and Pocan polyesters (PBT) - certified values for the carbon footprint of the base resins. Certification was done by an accredited verification body and includes...