News for the plastics and rubber industry. Macplas

K speaks Italian

Almost 400 Italian companies in the plastics and rubber sector are registered for the up-coming edition of K, taking place in Düsseldorf on October 19-26, 2022. Per tradition, the Italian presence will be second only to that of the host country at the world’s most important fair for the sector and will mainly consist of...

Greater cost effectiveness in the production of large containers

In collaboration with development partner Haidlmair, Engel has succeeded in reducing the cycle time for manufacturing large logistics products by 30%. The Engel duo speed high-performance machine, in combination with innovative mould technology is responsible for this performance boost...

After the result of 2021, Wittmann Group is looking ahead with optimism

In the fiscal year 2021, the Wittmann Group realized 376 million euros in sales, the third highest figure in its corporate history. The order intake figure even reached an all-time high. In spite of the supply chain problems preventing an even higher sales figure, the Wittmann Group is looking ahead with optimism. This optimism is also...

EurExMa enters in Syncro Group

Investing in Eurotech Extrusion Machinery, Syncro Group continues its process of technological development and sustainability. Since 1999, EurExMa has been developing lab and pilot extrusion lines for laboratories and R&D departments of companies specialized in the production and processing of thermoplastic materials...

Maklaus rewinders certified for Industry 4.0 tax credits

Building on a solid technological base that ensures simplicity and flexibility of use, in July 2022 Maklaus rewinders have obtained the certificate of "4.0 ready asset” entitling to Industry 4.0 tax credits. The possibility of interconnecting these machines to the factory IT systems through an...

Advanced human-machine interface makes control easier and more flexible

Oerlikon HRSflow has thoroughly revised the software for the control unit of its Flexflow hot runner systems. The updated Human Machine Interface (HMI) 4.0 now makes operation even more intuitive and convenient. Systems with different nozzle types can be integrated and several parameter sets can be saved per mould...

Coperion at K 2022 focuses on compounding and recycling

At K 2022 (Düsseldorf, October 19-26), Coperion and Coperion K-Tron will be presenting a variety of new and ongoing developments that will markedly increase the efficiency of plastics compounding processes, help boost conscientious resource handling while at the same time achieving very high product quality. Coperion...

In KraussMaffei a new head of corporate communication and marketing

Starting July 1, 2022, Lizette Ruiz Guevara has been made responsible for global corporate communications and marketing at KraussMaffei. She reports to KraussMaffei Group CEO, Michael Ruf, and succeeds Marion Sommerwerck, who left KraussMaffei of her own volition in February 2022...

ESG criteria guide RadiciGroup’s sustainability strategy

The new RadiciGroup Sustainability Report 2021 combines financial and non-financial performance indicators. With the goal of continuous improvement, the 2021 report has a broader reporting boundary compared to prior years and takes into consideration all the Group companies, including sales and service companies...

Novamont recognized for the second consecutive year as B Corp "Best for the World" 2022

For the second consecutive year Novamont has received the "B Corp "Best for The World" recognition, the program that acknowledges B Corps globally that have achieved the highest scores in one or more of the impact areas on which B Corporation certification is based: Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers...

Line for high-speed quadruple extrusion of PVC-U pipes

A high-speed multi-extrusion line was recently delivered by Sica to a processor of PVC-U pipes for cable conduits and the protection of electrical cables. The line has been designed to perform pipe pulling, cutting, belling and packaging operations and is able to handle quadruple-extruded pipes with external diameter from 16 to 63 mm...

Moretto for ten years in Turkey

Founded in 2012, Moretto MTR celebrates its 10th anniversary marked by winning teamwork and several ambitious projects. Inspired by the headquarters values and philosophy, the branch has become an important reference point for the Turkish market in the supply of automation for the plastics processing industry...

Amaplast assembly: sector in positive but critical factors are persisting

The annual member assembly of Amaplast - national trade association, member of Confindustria, that unites some 170 Italian manufacturers of machinery, equipment, and moulds for plastics and rubber - took place on July 7, 2022, at Villa Borromeo in Cassano d'Adda (Milan). In his address, President Dario Previero illustrated the...

Ready2Go, the Arburg app for machines ready for delivery

To offer customers quick and easy access to standard machines, Arburg has already been producing Allrounders from the Golden Edition and Golden Electric "ready to go" series since 2021. All European users of the arburgXworld customer portal have the opportunity to view the list of available warehouse and showroom machines...

Foam injection moulding for visible automotive components

The global leader in the chemical industry, Sabic, introduced a specialized portfolio of Sabic PP compounds for foam injection molding (FIM). New mineral-reinforced PPc F9005, PPc F9007 and PPc F9015 grades can help deliver excellent aesthetics for visible automotive interior parts with complex geometries, such as...

Sound absorbing foam for safer and healthier innovative 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...

Online platform for the meeting between mould makers and converters

The founder of Toolplace, Christian Götze, earned his degree in mechanical engineering and business administration and then gained ten years of experience in product development and sales at GKTool, a Swiss high-tech toolmaker. Today, the 36-year-old wants to put his experience to good use...

GAP becomes OEM partner of PCT Ebeam and Integration

Under the terms of an agreement signed in recent days, GAP, a manufacturer of bubble film extrusion lines has become OEM partner for the electron beam systems of PCT Ebeam and Integration. The installation of such systems on GAP plants will allow the production of thinner and recyclable monomaterial films without...

The “new” KraussMaffei: sustainable solutions and climate neutrality within 2030

At the trade show K 2022, the company will reaffirm its claim to expand its market position as a leading supplier of sustainable solutions for the plastics industry. The company's 185th anniversary in 2023 also marks the beginning of a new, sustainable era: in eight years, i.e. in 2030, the entire company will be climate-neutral...