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Maip Group and Eastman partner on sustainable automotive materials

Eastman and Gruppo Maip, a leading international plastics formulator and compound producer based in Turin, Italy, have announced a partnership to formulate new sustainable polymer solutions for automotive interior applications. It will enable an exclusive portfolio of formulations based on Eastman’s Advanced Circular Recycling technology, offering a...

Genomatica to scale bio-PA 50-fold with Aquafil to meet surging brand demand

Clean manufacturing leader Genomatica signed a first-of-its-kind deal with Aquafil to build a demonstration scale facility to produce the largest quantity of 100% renewable PA 6 ever available. Responding to surging consumer interest in sustainable products, the material will go to leading global brands eager to explore and develop renewable products, create...

Moss relies on Octagona for technology transfer in India

The Italian manufacturer of printing and decoration machines, Moss, gets a new foothold in India thanks to the assistance of Octagona. The aim is to start operations in the subcontinent through a technology transfer agreement with a local partner that will allow the production of Moss machines directly in India, as a result...

Piovan as of September 30, 2020: steady volumes and rising margins

“In an uncertain market scenario influenced by the Covid-19 pandemic, we are recording fairly steady sales volumes with an increase in margins both in percentage value and in absolute value. These data, together with the important acquisition of Doteco, make us more confident about a positive end of the year and a recovery in 2021. In the third quarter...

G-Max 13 beside-the-press granulator

The G-Max 13 completes the existing G-Max granulator series from Wittmann, which offers cutting chamber sizes ranging from 130x260 mm to 460x235 mm and engine outputs from 2.2 kW to 4 kW. The models from the G-Max series can be used for material throughputs of up to 50 kg/h on injection molding machines with up to...

Award-winning Ultra Helix 250 T2 nozzle for small parts

The leading industrial technology provider to the plastics processing community, Husky Injection Molding Systems announce the release of the newest addition to the Ultra Helix Valve Gate nozzle lineup, the Ultra Helix 250 T2. The advanced design of Ultra Helix nozzles minimizes wear, providing industry leading gate quality and longevity. The...

Ultramid Advanced for today’s fuel cell technologies

The American manufacturer of heavy-duty, zero-emission engines Nuvera Fuel Cells, Massachusetts, is now using Basf’s polyphthalamide (PPA) Ultramid Advanced N to manufacture several components in its latest generation of 45 kW fuel cell engines. The fuel cell engines will be integrated into transit buses and delivery vehicles in...

Solvay to award special bonus to employees for efforts during Covid-19

Solvay announced that it will devote a portion of the cash generated this year  - up to 16 million euros - to provide a special reward to all non-executive employees worldwide in recognition for their efforts throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. This special bonus comes on top of the group’s yearly bonuses and will be paid out before the year ends...

New Release Candidates for OPC UA for extrusion

The working group for OPC UA for extrusion has developed a new part for calenders. It is published as Release Candidate OPC 40084-12. In this context, also part 1 (General Type Definitions) is published as new Release Candidate, because here types for the description of rolls and gaps are added, which can be used in...

Friul Filiere develops special extrusion equipment for HDPE pipes

The special equipment developed by Friul Filiere for the extrusion of three-layer HDPE pipes is characterized by the patented Tubeasy system implemented on the head as well as by the possibility of using recycled material. Tubeasy ensures the perfect alignment of the material flow by only adjusting two screws...

New vacuum pump simplifies conveying of plastics raw materials

The NVRBE vacuum pump from Maguire Products is easy to install, operate, and maintain simplifies conveying of raw materials from storage and can be configured in “mini-central” systems with extremely compact LowPro receivers mounted on multiple blenders...

More flexible production of mid-volume PET preforms thanks to NexPET

Husky Injection Molding Systems has launched its new NexPET system - a game-changing mid-volume PET preform molding solution purpose-built to help producers introduce multiple new applications into the market more quickly and cost-effectively than ever before...

Latigloss compounds for veterinary pliers

Latigloss structural compounds produced by Lati are designed to combine the high mechanical strength of 50% glass fibre-reinforced PA 66 with a high-quality surface finish, usually impossible to achieve with filled semi-crystalline polymers. The fibres used to reinforce structural plastics are usually visible on the surface of the moulded pieces, often...

Nextchem launches MyRechemical, its subsidiary for waste to chemical technologies

Within just weeks after the launch of MyReplast trademark for upcycling technology of recyclable plastics, Maire Tecnimont company for energy transition NextChem launches MyRechemical, a new subsidiary entirely dedicated to chemical valorization of non-recyclable plastics and “Waste to Chemical” processes. Thanks to this additional initiative...

Ensinger commissions new prepreg facility

Ensinger Group has invested further in the field of composite materials: at the Cham site (Germany), a new facility has been commissioned for the production of thermoplastic prepregs. Ensinger range now encompasses thermoplastic, continuous fibre-reinforced semipregs and prepregs, organosheets and compression moulded composite plates from...

JEC World once more postponed: from March to June 2021

Due to the continued impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and after thorough consultation of clients and partners, the JEC World team announced that the next edition of JEC World is postponed from March 9 to 11 to June 1 to 3, 2021. With the growing concern among exhibitors and partners surrounding the critical situation...

Bausano presents the renewed line of E-GO single-screw extruders for PO pipes

Worldwide, demand for polyolefin pipes (PO) is growing steadily thanks to their excellent physical and mechanical properties, able to outclass the performances of other materials. In this connection, they are emerging as the preferred choice for the construction of sewerage and drainage infrastructure, as well as networks for the Oil & Gas industry...

Gefran enhances the range of Hyperwave contactless position transducers

The Italian multinational group specialised in the design and production of sensors, industrial process control systems, electric drives and automation components, Gefran,   enhances the range of Hyperwave contactless magnetostrictive position transducers with the launch of the WPL (HyperWave Profile IO-Link) series equipped with IO-Link 1.1...

Engel one of the 50 most sustainable companies

One of 50 global Climate Leaders is Engel. In cooperation with TBD Media Group, the Bloomberg media corporation analysed and evaluated the commitment of industrial companies from a wide range of sectors and defined the 50 most sustainable and climate-aware companies worldwide. Engel is the only...

The third quarter of Covestro: growth in volume and earnings

In the third quarter of 2020, Covestro increased core volumes by 3.0% year-on-year as the result of a significant improvement in demand. This development was largely driven by volume growth in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in China. At the same time, Group sales were down by 12.7% to around 2.8 billion euros due to lower selling prices. As...

Basf third quarter between ups and downs

In an environment that continues to be shaped by the global economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Basf Group’s income from operations (Ebit) before special items rose considerably compared with the previous quarter: At 581 million euros in the third quarter of 2020, it was 355 million euros higher than in the second quarter of 2020. “This...

Fanuc supplies 1400 robots to Volkswagen

The automation specialist and industrial robot manufacturer Fanuc supports Volkswagen in the expansion of future-oriented drive technologies. The company is supplying a total of around 1,400 robots to the VW plants in Emden, Germany, and Chattanooga, USA. The Fanuc robots will be used in body shop and battery production...

Aliplast and NextChem team up for plastics recycling

Maire Tecnimont and Hera Group announced the signing of a strategic agreement between Aliplast, Hera Group’s subsidiary for the collection, recycling and conversion of plastics, and NextChem, Maire Tecnimont Group’s company for the development of projects and technologies for the energy transition. NextChem will provide technology and...