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Wintec starts distribution in Europe

Member of the Engel group of companies headquartered in Austria, Wintec is expanding sales of t-win injection moulding machines to Europe. This step makes the dual-platen large-scale machines available worldwide. Since 2014, Wintec in Changzhou, China, has built high-quality injection moulding...

Novamont acquires BioBag and strengthens market and global presence

The Italian-based world leader in the development and production of biochemicals and compostable bioplastics, Novamont, announced it has acquired BioBag Group, a Norway based leading supplier of low-impact solutions for waste collection and packaging. The acquisition will allow Novamont to benefit from BioBag’s highly...

Stadler opens new center in Slovenia focused on plastic sorting and recycling

Stadler announced the opening of its new Test and Innovation Center at its production site in Krsko, Slovenia. The new facility will play a dual role as a test center for customer demonstrations and training, and as an innovation center housing Stadler’s Research and Development activities focused on the plastic sorting process...

BOPA and CPA films by the Italian DFS pass from Domo to Jindal

Jindal Films, an international provider of innovative and sustainable films for flexible packaging industry, has signed an agreement for the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares in Italy-based nylon film specialist Domo Films Solutions from private owned group Domo Chemicals...

The merger by incorporation of Green Box into Frigel Firenze has been completed

The merger between Frigel Firenze and Green Box was finally concluded and, with the last notarial deed signed on December 10, the two companies are now only one. All existing contracts in the name of Green Box will automatically be transferred to Frigel Firenze on January 1, 2021...

Colines strengthens the commercial team

Colines announced the appointment of a new Sales Area Manager, Paolo Masserano, who has joined the company. Paolo has over 15 years experience as a sales manager in a world-leading company operating in the field of rotogravure printing machines and laminating/lacquering machines. He will be in charge of the following markets...

Sacmi donates a new MRI scanner to Imola Hospital

Thanks to Sacmi, the Imola Hospital Radiology Department now has a cutting-edge MRI scanner. This donation is the latest of many Sacmi has made to Imola’s local health authority to raise the standard of diagnostic, assistance and treatment services. As the Authority’s Director, Andrea Rossi, stated at the...

New managing director for Arburg Austria

In November 2020, Jerome Berger officially took over the management of the Austrian Arburg subsidiary from Oliver Giesen, Director for Sales Germany and Austria. This appointment means that Arburg now has a Managing Director in the market who will be able to take care of Austrian customers in the region even more effectively and efficiently...

Operating lease of Bausano: maximising production capacity with a minimal investment

In the current market scenario, marked by a high degree of uncertainty and unpredictability, manufacturing industries need to be able to adapt quickly in order to meet an ever-evolving demand. Today, more than ever before, the complexity of our economy requires a flexible approach to production that involves seizing new opportunities right...

Stratasys acquires Origin and enlarges its offer of solutions for the 3D printing of polymers

Stratasys announced it signed an agreement to acquire 3D printing startup Origin in a transaction for total consideration of up to 100 million dollars, including cash and stock. The merger enables Stratasys to expand its leadership through innovation in the fast-growing mass production parts segment with a next-generation photopolymer platform...

A new CFO for Hennecke Group

The Hennecke Group Advisory Board appointed Christian Kleinjung as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). "I am convinced that Christian Kleinjung's engagement is a perfect addition to the Hennecke management team. As an experienced finance manager, he can bring his profound knowledge of...

German plastics and rubber machinery industry initiates trend reversal

At the beginning of the year, the German plastics and rubber machinery industry - like almost all sectors of the economy - was hit hard by the effects of the corona pandemic. However, the downward trend in sales and incoming orders already flattened out in mid 2020, and incoming orders even rose again from September onwards. Cumulatively...

Nordson to sell screws and barrels product line to Altair

Nordson Corporation entered into a definitive agreement to divest the screws and barrels product line from its polymer processing systems (PPS) division to Altair Investments (Altair). This divestiture represents a portfolio realignment consistent with Nordson’s strategy to drive profitable growth through highly differentiated products serving...

The bioplastics global market to grow by 36% within the next five years

The results of the European Bioplastics’ (EUBP) annual market data update, presented at the 15th EUBP Conference, confirm the continued dynamic growth of the global bioplastics industry. “Our industry has successfully weathered the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. And the outlook for bioplastics is also promising as the global market is...

10 million euros from illimity Bank to Amut for developing the recycling segment

A high-tech bank listed on Borsa Italiana’s Star segment, illimity Bank has completed a financing operation worth 10 million euros to support the growth plans of Amut. The significant growth in the recycling segment and the need to continue investing, in order to become even stronger in an expanding business with a positive impact in terms of...

Tiziano Caprara starts as new Managing Director of KraussMaffei Italy

Tiziano Caprara has taken the position of Managing Director at KraussMaffei Italia. Tiziano succeeds Andrea Bottelli, who headed the Italian subsidiary initially for the Netstal brand (now KraussMaffei High Performance) and since 2013 also for the KraussMaffei brand, successfully developing the injection moulding machinery business in Italy...

An autumn on the rise for Star Automation Europe

Record-breaking figures for Star Automation Europe in October, with incoming orders about 15% higher than the best month of 2019. The company announced this result in a press release, also stating that, based on the portfolio of already confirmed orders, November should also be at the same level as October...

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...

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...