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RadiciGroup focuses on research and innovation: "Radici InNova" is born

RadiciGroup has announced the founding of Radici InNova, a non-profit consortium, to carry out the group’s strategic aims of ensuring business continuity, improving corporate competitiveness and creating value for the community. The new company’s main object is the development of new research and innovation projects for...

Xecarb SL: a new family of super-light structural composites

Xecarb SL composites are the newest Xenia Materials family of carbon filled, super light structural compounds developed in partnership with Arkema. With a flexural modulus reaching 11000 MPa and a density equal to 1,00 g/cm3, the pioneer grade of this family was designed using Rilsan PA 11. This polymer is obtained from...

Ultrasim: simulation now for elastomers

Basf expands the application range of its simulation tool Ultrasim: as of now, the CAE tool also calculates component concepts based on elastomers, especially Elastollan, Basf’s thermoplastic polyurethane. The simulation covers the entire process chain from initial processing to the mechanical properties of the final product. Among the special features of...

New project acquisition for Amut Group recycling technology in the Far East

AMUT has been awarded a new tender project by a joint venture between two world leader groups, specializing in raw materials production and rigid packaging solutions, engaged in the circular economy, in the Far East and worldwide. The Italian group will contribute as a turnkey supplier to the most important project for sorting and recycling...

Appointment in Pesaro from October 5 to 30 with a new “on-life” event by Biesse

For the first time an event will bring together all the divisions of the Biesse Group, from wood processing to the machining of advanced materials, to glass and stone. “Inside In Action” is scheduled to run from October 5 to 30 and will be a hybrid, digital and live, event that will use a completely new formula to exhibit the Group's...

Italian technological excellence for the launch of the Vega space vector

On September 3, 2020, at 3.51 am Italian time, the Vega space vector, designed and manufactured in Italy by the Italian company Avio, based in Colleferro (Rome), has been successfully launched from the European base of Kourou (French Guyana). It is 30 metres high by 3 meters diameter and over 100 tons of pure Italian technology...

Baruffaldi-Primac launches two new logos and continues its technological development

Pandemic did not stopped Baruffaldi-Primac. On the contrary, the company launched its new logos to evolve and renew its image, updating it as its latest generation machines that stand out for their high-tech level. Baruffaldi is an Italian company which has designed and manufactured machines for...

Lanxess extends use of composite material to extrusion blow molding

In a feasibility study, experts at Lanxess demonstrated that components made of polyamide 6 can be manufactured with blow molding technology while receiving local reinforcement with Tepex at points subject to heavy loads. The investigations were performed on a state-of-the-art and close-to-production blow molding machine at the...

LyondellBasell successfully started up new pilot molecular recycling facility

One of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, LyondellBasell announced the successful start-up of its MoReTec molecular recycling facility at its Ferrara (Italy) site. LyondellBasell's proprietary MoReTec advanced recycling technology aims to return post-consumer plastic waste to its molecular form for...

Plastpol 2020 shortened of one day

In order to ensure the event's attractive format and sustain the business meetings' high intensity, this year's International fair of plastics and rubber processing is held from October 6 to 8. The Targi Kielce Management Board has carried out an extensive industry's situation analysis - in response...

IML for form and die cutting thermoforming machines

The research and development department of Amut-Comi has recently developed Easy Decoration, an IML (In-Mould Labelling) technique for thermoforming. This innovative solution differs from those currently available on the market that are combined with form and punching machines with tilting mould, as it has been conceived for...

Novelties in the hot runner technology

New and advanced developments around HRSflow’s hot runner systems are specially designed to increase product quality in cascade injection molding. This includes the only recently launched HyFlow technology developed for applications with hydraulically actuated cylinders, in which the opening and closing speeds and the positioning of each...

A co-CEO for Biesse Group

Since its foundation, Biesse Group has been a dynamic company on the lookout for new challenges. In this spirit, the company has decided to start a new managerial cycle with a new vision. In mutual agreement, Stefano Porcellini leaves the position of General Manager with effect from September 1, 2020, maintaining the position of member of the...

New production plant and innovation centre devoted to extrusion

On September 3, 2020, KraussMaffei officially laid the foundation stone for the construction of a new production plant for extrusion systems in Laatzen's eastern industrial park located in the Hannover region. According to the time schedule, the 66,500 square meter facility is planned to be completed by the third quarter of 2022. The new address...

Screws and barrels withstanding to the corrosion during the insulation of pipes and cables

Custom-designed Xaloy screw and barrel packages from Nordson Corporation withstand the corrosive effects of fluoropolymers in the extrusion of insulation for wire and cable while meeting the processing requirements of materials as different as fluorinated ethylene-propylene (FEP) and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)...

Ascend completes the acquisition of Poliblend and Esseti Plast

As part of its global growth strategy, Ascend Performance Materials has completed the acquisition of Italian firms Poliblend and Esseti Plast. With this purchase, Ascend expands its portfolio into other engineered plastics, recycled resins and masterbatches. “Poliblend and Esseti Plast complement our current business exceptionally well,” said...

All4Pack postponed of two years

The organiser of the trade show All4Pack, Comexposium, announced the postponement to 2022 of its 2020 edition, initially scheduled in Paris from November 23 to 26. Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, everyone in the All4Pack team has remained strongly mobilised to support companies and provide them with this much-awaited springboard for...

New line for CPP e CPE film

The brand new Polycast EVO from Colines is ready to hit the CPP and CPE market. The line represents the best combination for satisfying the latest market’s requests and guaranteeing customers the best price/performance ratio. This new cast line has a very compact layout, available in a configuration starting from...