• 27 September 2023

    Executive Vice President to leave Borealis

    The Supervisory Board of Borealis has accepted the decision of Lucrèce Foufopoulos-De Ridder, EVP Polyolefins, Circular Economy Solutions and Innovation & Technology to step down from her executive position at Borealis, and the Board of Borouge effective 31 December 2023 to pursue other career opportunities...
  • 20 September 2023

    Dry Air by Moretto, EPO confirms system uniqueness and exclusivity

    Satisfaction at Moretto: the European Patent Office (EPO) definitively confirmed the uniqueness and exclusivity of the Dry Air system, patented by the company in 2005, but since then the subject of opposition by two competitors. After 18 years spent in the granting and opposition procedures, EPO has...
  • 20 September 2023

    Piovan grows again in the first half of 2023

    The Board of Directors of Piovan reviewed and approved the Consolidated Half-Year Financial Report as of 30 June 2023. “The growth in revenues and - above all - the marked improvement in profitability achieved in the first half of 2023 can mainly be attributed to the good balance of our business...
  • 20 September 2023

    More and more sustainability in Solvay's high-performance products

    At Fakuma 2023, to be held in Friedrichshafen (Germany) from 17 to 21 October, Solvay is set to feature its latest innovations in sustainable polymer solutions, confirming the company's commitment towards circularity. The company will launch specialty polymers innovations in e-mobility and introduce the new Echo portfolio...
  • 20 September 2023

    Azelis appoints Evy Hellinckx as new CEO for Emea

    Azelis Group announced the appointment of Evy Hellinckx to succeed Anna Bertona as CEO of Azelis Emea when this latter will assume her new role as Group CEO on 1 January 2024. Evy Hellinckx has held strategic leadership roles within Azelis since 2016. In her current...
  • 15 September 2023

    Plast 2023 has won the challenge

    Held from 5 to 8 September 2023 at Fiera Milano in Rho (Milan), with a net area of 50,000 sqm and 38,000 visitors, Plast 2023 has been confirmed as a successful event. Plast 2023, with its satellite shows Rubber (rubber industry), 3D Plast (3D printing and related), PlastMat (innovative materials) and a wide range of cutting-edge technological...
  • 13 September 2023

    After the 2023 edition, Plast looks forward to 2026

    Plast 2023 closed its doors on 8 September, and now, pending the official figures from the organisers, we can already form an initial tentative picture of how the event went. First of all, the fair was well attended: the organisers already say they were satisfied with the numbers, still unofficial, of visitors who attended over the four days...
  • 13 September 2023

    Lanxess plan to cope with the weak development phase

    With its “Forward” action plan, special chemical company Lanxess counteracts the phase of weak economic development. This will initially save Lanxess around 100 million euros in 2023 through one-time cost reductions and lower investments. In addition, the group is positioning itself more efficiently and will permanently reduce its annual costs...
  • 13 September 2023

    New CEO for Azelis from 1 January 2024

    The Board of Directors of Azelis Group, a leading global innovation service provider in the specialty chemicals (and food ingredients) industry, has appointed Anna Bertona as new CEO, starting on 1 January 2024. She will succeed Hans Joachim Müller, who served more than ten years as group CEO and will retire at the end of the year...
  • 12 September 2023

    Hundredth press to celebrate fifty years of collaboration

    More than 50 years of cooperation between H&K Müller and Arburg were crowned by the delivery of the company's 100th machine. The hydraulic Allrounder 420 C Golden Edition is equipped with a Multilift Select handling device and produces screw-top cans as well as measuring and dosing spoons for...
  • 12 September 2023

    Union joins forces with Mech-I-Tronic to develop mechatronics hub

    To develop an Italian hub dedicated to the extrusion, industrial automation and plastics processing sectors. With this objective, made official during Plast 2023, Union has joined Mech-I-Tronic (MIT). The new structure will focus on the development of mechatronic technologies and will therefore also involve...
  • 06 September 2023

    Welding the socket to the end of smooth or corrugated pipes

    One of the relevant projects recently developed (and patented) by Baruffaldi Plastic Technology is represented by the SRM and IAM-S machines (both Primac branded) for joining the socket to the end of the pipe. Both machines can work inline after the cutting saw and offline. In the inline version, the...
  • 06 September 2023

    High-speed corrugator

    The new high-capacity corrugator recently developed by Itib Machinery, that presents it at Plast 2023, is the fastest in the company's range, making it particularly suitable for the high-speed, no-compromise production of small-diameter pipes. The name FV32/112HP sums up all its main characteristics...
  • 06 September 2023

    EIF invests 50 million euros to support circular plastics

    The European Investment Fund (EIF) has signed a 50 million euros participation in Infinity Recycling’s Circular Plastics Fund, a European impact fund that invests in companies developing new processes for the advanced recycling of plastics. The fund supports companies with scalable technologies that...
  • 04 September 2023

    Equal joint venture between Ineos and Sinopec for PE for pipes

    Ineos recently completed the formation of a 50/50 joint venture with Sinopec for the Tianjin Nangang Ethylene Project, announced in December 2022, which is currently under construction by Sinopec and expected to be on-stream by April 2024. The petrochemical complex includes...
  • 04 September 2023

    Self-administration for Kautex in response to external developments

    Kautex Maschinenbau, specializing in the development and production of extrusion blow molding machines, with its German production site in Bonn, has been in insolvency in preliminary self-administration since August 25, 2023. The unrestricted continuation of operations is given. The operations site in...
  • 25 August 2023

    Farewell to Luigi Macchi

    The news of the death of the founder of Macchi of Venegono Inferiore (Varese, Italy), a company specialising in the production of blown film extrusion lines, was announced on 24 August...
  • 11 August 2023

    News on holidays for the summer break

    MacPlas Online informs its readers that the editorial office will be closed for summer holidays from 14 to 18 August and that the updating of the website is suspended until 29 August. The next MacPlas E-News newsletter in English will be sent on 6 September. We wish all our readers a restful summer break.

  • 26 July 2023

    Wide variety of technologies between digitisation and sustainability for the Piovan Group

    Piovan Group is a world leader in the design and production of systems for the automation of construction processes for the storage, transport and processing of polymers, plastic powders and foodstuffs, and is always at the forefront of the search for highly efficient integrated eco-sustainable solutions that optimise the use of raw materials and energy resources and...
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