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Seventy years of Omso, an Italian excellence in the printing sector

A few days ago, Omso celebrated its 70th anniversary with an open house event at its headquarters in Reggio Emilia. Strongly oriented to export, today the company is a world leading manufacturer of printing machines for three-dimensional objects destined for the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries...

In Arese new headquarters of KraussMaffei Italia

With an open house event held from June 22 to 24, KraussMaffei inaugurated its new branch in Italy. The new headquarters in Arese, just outside Milan, is added to the Abbiategrasso office, also in the province of Milan, which in 2022 celebrates twenty years of activity in Italy...

Euromap confirms Luciano Anceschi as president

The general assembly of Euromap (the European association for plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers) which took place on June 23, 2022, in Cologne (Germany), re-elected Luciano Anceschi to the post of President for the 2022-2025 term. Vice-President Michael Baumeister...

Solvay wins Boeing Supplier of the Year Award

Solvay has received a “Supplier of the Year” award from The Boeing Company. Solvay was selected alongside nine other companies for distinguished performance in working with Boeing. The supply chain visibility category recognized Solvay’s support of Boeing’s digital thread strategy by enabling real-time visibility across the supply chain...

Biesse Group strengthens its presence in Brazil

According to the territorial expansion process characterized by capillarity and proximity to strategic markets, Biesse group is strengthening its international presence opening a new headquarters in Curitiba, in the state of Paranà, in Brazil. The important investments in resources and skills in the Country have the...

Engel towards K 2022: innovation and investments to face future challenges

Engel comes into business year 2022-2023 in good spirits, optimistic yet mindful of the prevailing conditions. Energy efficiency, digitalisation and the establishment of a circular economy are shaping the development priorities. The high level of innovative capacity is a key part of what makes the Engel Group so resilient...

Covestro extends contract with CEO Markus Steilemann ahead of schedule until 2028

Markus Steilemann will remain Chief Executive Officer of Covestro for a further five years. The Supervisory Board has extended his contract, which runs until May 2023, until May 31, 2028. Steilemann has been a member of the Covestro Board of Management since September 2015 and its Chief Executive Officer since June 2018...

Colines strengthens after-sales assistance in Turkey

Colines strengthened its special relationship with Turkey by expanding its after-sale service team to the local market, both for cast and blown film extrusion lines. So, from now on the cooperation between Colines and the company’s exclusive agent Eksim Plastik will guarantee the best possible support to their numerous customers in Turkey...

Slitter-rewinders for Chinese BOPP films

One of the top three leading companies in the Chinese market for the production and sale of BOPP film products, Fujian Forop Advanced Materials, means to start-up two new production sites in southwest and southeast China by 2025, leading to a total of six production sites with 30 BOPP production lines...

New Netstal Italia entrusted to the leadership of Alberto Rossi

Alberto Rossi has taken over the position of Managing Director at the recently re-established subsidiary Netstal Italia. Alberto Rossi thus indirectly succeeds Andrea Bottelli, who had successfully built up the former Netstal Italia since 1995 and then further developed the Italian market for both brands as...

Vamp Tech distributes Trinseo TPE in Italy, Iberian peninsula and North Africa

According to an agreement launched earlier this year, and also presented at the recent 2022 edition of Mecspe (Bologna Fiere, June 9-11), is now distributing Trinseo TPE in Italy, Spain, Portugal and North Africa. Specifically, the partnership covers Trinseo TPE solutions such as styrenic block copolymers...

Moretto is "champion of Italy” for the third time

For the third consecutive year Moretto is among the best Italian companies that have distinguished themselves in terms of turnover and performance. The research carried out by Centro Studi ItalyPost in collaboration with “L'Economia”, the economic supplement of “Il Corriere della Sera", analyzed the financial statements of Italian companies...

DSM sells its engineering materials businees to Advent International and Lanxess

The global purpose-led science-based company, DSM, announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its Engineering Materials business to Advent International and Lanxess for an enterprise value of 3.85 billion euros. The proposed transaction marks the conclusion of DSM’s review of strategic options for...

New technical director in Plasmac

Parts of the joint venture between Syncro Group and Erema Group, Plasmac announced the appointment of Alessio Bagnolati as technical director of the company. The appointment is a clear reflection of Plasmac intention to invest in the innovation of its products and technologies...

Colines among the "champions" of Italy

The Italian manufacturer of extrusion plants, Colines, keeps performing great: the company was listed among the best 1,000 performers in Italy in the “Champions 2022” report, made by ItalyPost, a highly-qualified team composed of skilled financial analysts coming from the ModeFinance rating agency. The prestigious...

Top rating for corporate social responsibility

Eni's chemical company Versalis has been awarded a Platinum rating by EcoVadis, the agency’s highest rating for corporate social responsibility. EcoVadis is an independent agency specialising in sustainability performance in the categories of environment, human rights, ethics and procurement. The assessment uses...

Karen Drinkwater re-elected as BPF president

At the British Plastics Federation’s Council and annual general meeting, Karen Drinkwater, a founding director of JSC Rotational Limited, was re-elected as the BPF President to serve for a second year. The same event saw Nigel Flowers, managing director of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag, elected as vice president...

Gefit opens in Mexico its seventh branch in the world

Gefit announced the launch of its seventh production unit, Gefit Mexico Engineering, a newly established subsidiary located in Monterrey, an industrial district that has developed considerably in recent years to become Mexico main economic center. The company decision to invest in Mexico reflects the strategic importance of...

In Scandinavia CMG relies on two new distributors

Recently, CMG Granulators started a new collaboration with KD Feddersen and Protec Scandinavia for the distribution of recycling equipment and solutions in the Nordic countries. KD Feddersen is a global distributor of technical products, engineering plastics, specialty chemicals and raw polymers...