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Expansion in Germany

Persico acquires the activities of bielomatik in the welding business

Technology - Wednesday, 19 February 2020

The leading Italian multinational production systems manufacturer, Persico, has announced the acquisition of the plastic welding business of bielomatik Leuze, a manufacturer of plastic welding and lubrication systems based in Neuffen, Germany. The acquisition will significantly strengthen the market presence of both Persico Group...

Happy anniversary Adler

Where eagles dare

Technology - Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Founded in 1950 in the historical town centre of Besano (near Varese, Italy), Adler celebrates, in 2020, its 70th year in business. Starting as a company specialized in designing and modifying any kind of machinery for the new-born Italian industry immediately after the Second World War, Adler soon began to manufacture machines for...

Announcement of Adsale Exhibition services

Chinaplas 2020 will be held from August 3 to 6

Marketing - Wednesday, 19 February 2020

In an effort to strengthen the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus epidemic and to protect the health and safety of all show participants, Chinaplas 2020, the 34th international exhibition on plastics and rubber industries originally scheduled from April 21 to 24, 2020, at National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in Shanghai, has been...

Chemical recycling

Versalis to launch Hoop, for an infinitely recyclable plastic

Materials - Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Hoop, a circle as the symbol of circularity per excellence, is the project launched by Versalis, the ENI chemical company, for the development of a new technology to chemically recycle plastic waste. Versalis signed a joint development agreement with Italian engineering company...

Packaging of fresh produce

New cling film in Mater-Bi ready for a the most of packaging machines

Materials - Wednesday, 19 February 2020

A fundamental breakthrough in Novamont's range of biodegradable and compostable films for food packaging five years after the launch of the first grade of Mater-Bi for cling film. Mater-Bi bioplastic cling film for the packaging of fresh produce can be used with most packaging machines. Thus the choice of compostable cling film will no longer mean that...

API with a new TPU at Simac 2020

Sustainable, light TPU made with bio-based content

Materials - Wednesday, 19 February 2020

The Italian company specialized in the production of thermoplastic elastomeric compounds and bioplastics, API, which was acquired by global materials company Trinseo in July 2017, is presenting the new expandable bio-based TPU Apilon 52 BIO Light at Simac Tanning Tech 2020, February 19-21, in Milan, Italy...

Change of ownership

Poliblend and Esseti Plast acquired by Ascend

Materials - Wednesday, 19 February 2020

The largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 66 resin, Ascend Performance Materials announced it signed an agreement to purchase Poliblend and Esseti Plast GD from D’Ottavio Group. The acquisition includes a manufacturing facility in Mozzate (Varese, Italy), the masterbatch portfolio of Esseti Plast GD and the engineering plastics portfolio of...

Sacmi introduces Driva

The format changeover on the machines for the preform inspection becomes autonomous

Technology - Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Two technological leaps in one: Sacmi has now made the manual format changeover procedure for preform inspection machines both automatic and autonomous. As of today, smart format changeover control is performed by an all-new computer vision device, Sacmi Driva (Drive and Recognise with Intelligent Vision Algorithms)...

Moss North America

From Reggio Emilia to Miami to better assist North American customers

Technology - Wednesday, 12 February 2020

In order to provide better services to existing and prospect customers from the North American market, Moss decide to go one step further and open a subsidiary company in the US. On January 2020, Moss unveil the nameplate of Moss North America, the company’s first site abroad...

Kiefel Automotive know-how acquired by Persico

Persico Automotive in Freilassing: German expertise, Italian inspiration

Technology - Wednesday, 12 February 2020

The technological know-how in the manufacture of automotive trim parts of Kiefel Automotive has been acquired by Persico. This transaction has enabled Persico to found the new German subsidiary Persico Automotive, which has extensive expertise in vacuum laminating. The new company is based in Freilassing...

Indian automotive market strategic

RadiciGroup at Auto Expo Components with innovative and sustainable materials

Materials - Wednesday, 12 February 2020

The leading producer of high performance engineering polymers, RadiciGroup exhibited at Auto Expo Components 2020 (New Delhi, February 6-9), the major Asian trade fair focusing exclusively on the automotive market. In its 15th edition, Auto Expo Components 2020 showcased some of the latest products for the auto industry, a sector that...

Circular economy

Versalis: biomass power plant restarted at Crescentino, soon also the bioethanol

Materials - Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Eni’s chemical company, Versalis, announced that all the plants at Crescentino (Vercelli, Italy) will be up and running by the first half of 2020. The plant, acquired in November 2018, is designed for industrial-scale production of bioethanol and has been upgraded with an investment of more than 15 million euros...

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