News for the plastics and rubber industry. Macplas

Three days of virtual symposium on present and future of injection moulding

True passion, real innovation, virtual experience: this is the motto under which injection moulding machine manufacturer and system solution provider Engel is inviting customers to the live e-symposium 2021 from 22 to 24 June. For the first time, Engel traditional in-house exhibition will be a virtual event, enabling even more...

Arburg cancels its “2021 Technology Days”

Arburg is cancelling the “ 2021 Technology Days” event it was planning to hold between 7 and 12 June 2021. Consultations with official bodies and due consideration of the ramifications of the global coronavirus epidemic that are still clearly evident prompted the decision that was taken last Friday. The so-called...

Compound based on aromatic PA for contact holders

In case of high temperatures, standard self-extinguishing compounds may not be the best solution and other types of materials should be preferred, such as Lati Laramid G/30-V0HF1, based on aromatic polyamide. Many traditional electrical power transfer applications are made with compounds based on robust and...

New base solution to increase the stability of flat PET and rPET containers

Sidel is introducing the StarLite HPC base. The new, oval bottle base alternative for flat PET containers helps achieve optimum performance and can also comply with rPET up to 100%. The new bottle base not only increases container stability by up to 25%, but also optimises bottle weight and energy consumption, reducing...

Mattel launches "PlayBack": new toys from recycling of old toys

Mattel announced the launch of Mattel "PlayBack", a toy takeback program that will enable families to extend the life of their plastics Mattel toys once they are finished playing with them. The new program is designed to recover and reuse materials from old Mattel toys for future Mattel products, and supports the company’s goal to achieve...

A Comerio Ercole calender for the Mondorevive factory in Farentino

A machinery manufacturer from Varese, Comerio Ercole, will deliver a film calendering line to be installed at the Mondorevive factory in Farentino (near Frosinone, Italy). Equipped with four cylinders, the new calender will reach a height of 2.7 meters and its construction - complying with Industry 4.0 standards - will offer all the versatility necessary to meet...

Positive sign for the 2020 financial statements approved by Gefran

The ordinary shareholders meeting of Gefran, chaired by Maria Chiara Franceschetti, approved the group financial statements for the year 2020 and the Board’s proposal to distribute an ordinary dividend of 0.26 euros per entitled share before taxes. As for the performance of the parent company, Gefran, revenues reached...

A new accounting manager for Colines

New entry in Colines. The accounting department has a new manager. Gloria Rosetta joined the company after almost twenty years of experience in accounting. Right after graduating in Economics in 2003, Gloria Rosetta joined KPMG and then worked for several prestigious companies based in the North West of Italy, such as...

Strong start to 2021 business year for Basf

“We were able to carry over the tailwinds from the strong fourth quarter of 2020 into the first quarter of 2021,” said Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Basf, expressing one of the core messages to shareholders at this year virtual annual shareholders meeting. “Basf had a strong start to the year 2021...

Covestro starts 2021 with sustained momentum

Covestro continues on its trajectory for increased growth. Demand has continued to rebound in the first quarter of 2021 and has led to a significant upturn in business performance. As a result, core volume growth was up 5.3% compared to last year’s first quarter. This is attributable mainly to a strong rebound in demand in the...

Petcore Europe online conference to discuss post Covid-19 strategy and trends of PET

Building up on the success of 2020 with more than 300 visitors, Petcore Europe announces its 2021 two-day conference on a dedicated virtual platform. "Post Covid-19 - Strategy and Trends for the Circular PET Economy" is scheduled on June 2-3 and the first day will focus on perspectives and strategy for the PET value chain, with...

European plastics recyclers will meet in Amsterdam next November

Annual event organised by Crain Communications and Plastic Recyclers Europe (PRE), the “Plastics Recycling Show Europe” is a pan-European, free-to-attend exhibition, conference and awards designed specifically for plastics recycling professionals. The next edition will take place at RAI, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, on November 4-5, 2021...

"International Conference on Fatigue of Composites": online appointment in June

The eighth edition of the “International Conference on Fatigue of Composites” (ICFC8), organised by the Department of Management and Engineering of the University of Padua, will be held as an online conference from June 23 to 25. The series of “International Conference on Fatigue of Composites” aims to enhance...

Servotube becomes more and more technological

The Omso Servotube high-quality combined machine for printing tubes and sleeves becomes even more technological. High-technology upgrades open up new and interesting application fields. Servotube137 has been one of the Omso best sellers for the combined flexographic and silk-screen printing of...

Icma technology for advanced recycling selected by the Solar Impulse Foundation

Historic Italian manufacturer of compounding and extrusion lines, and for over 30 years a leading player in plant engineering dedicated to the recycling of plastics, Icma San Giorgio contributed to the achievement of a very important result announced on April 13th by Bertrand Piccard, president and founder of Solar Impulse Foundation...

ST BlowMoulding opens a new subsidiary in China

The Swiss company ST BlowMoulding opens a new subsidiary in China, which joins to the production facilities in Italy and Switzerland and the technical services in America. Located in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, the new ST (Suzhou) BlowMoulding Technology reflects all the optimism and the desire of the company to get involved even in...

Oerlikon acquires INglass to accelerate expansion in polymer processing market

Leading provider of surface engineering, polymer processing and additive manufacturing, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Italy-headquartered INglass and its innovative hot runner systems technology operating under its market-leading HRSflow business. The strategic acquisition is a significant step in expanding...

Engel hands over 100th injection moulding machine to MTA in Italy

Headquartered in Codogno (Lodi, Italy), MTA in northern Italy, is one of only a few companies certified to manufacture automotive fuses. In order to combine its high quality standards with efficiency, the company primarily relies on tie-bar-less injection moulding machines by Engel. In spring 2021, the 100th machine, an Engel victory, was delivered to...

Multi-purpose coextruders: now also for sheet production

From now on, the successful, standardized and powerful uniEX single screw extruder series from battenfeld-cincinnati is also available for sheet and board extrusion. Highlights of this extruder series are compact design, a wide processing window and high throughputs with gentle melt treatment. This makes...

Single-calender extrusion process for the production of waterproofing membranes

In the extrusion domain dedicated to thermoplastic PVC and TPO single or multilayer waterproofing membranes, Amut is able to design different tailor-made turn-key plants with either double or single calender. Such diversified systems may reach an overall production up to 15 million sq. m. and 8 million sqm of high quality membrane per year, respectively...

Biesse Group opens new branches in Israel, Japan and Brazil

The leading multinational in the processing of wood, glass, stone advanced materials and metal, quoted in the Star division of the Italian Stock Exchange of Milan, Biesse Group has announced the expansion of its international network with new branches opening in Israel, Japan and Brazil to strengthen its presence in markets identified as strategic. The group...

Chinaplas: over 152,000 visitors net of the pandemic

Chinaplas 2021 was concluded on April 16 with a total of 152,134 visitors - 149,771 local and 2,363 overseas. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic and the move to the new venue at Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, Chinaplas has once again proved itself to be a high standard platform for presenting new technologies and sourcing latest...

Arburg hires the 59 students who have completed their internship in the company

On April 9 and 12, 2021, graduation ceremonies were held at Arburg in Lossburg (Germany). As in the previous year, the event was split into four smaller events in line with coronavirus restrictions. All 59 former trainees and students of the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University were taken on as permanent employees...

Fanuc partners with Recycleye to robotize recycling industry

One of the world’s largest robotics manufacturers, Fanuc, is breaking into the waste management industry by partnering with intelligent waste management startup Recycleye. Over the past 12 the months, Recycleye has combined its validated AI computer vision technology with Fanuc’s 60 years of experience in automation, to...

Ultralight composite for sport footwear

Xenia Materials introduces the new ultralight composites family entirely developed on Pebax thermoplastic elastomer, reference polymer in several flagship sports applications. Thanks to their exceptional density value, which is below 0,90 g/cm3, new Xelight grades stand out for their incredible lightness. At the same time, they feature a great impact...