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Italian manufacturers: all indicators good for the first half year, turnover and orders are growing

A positive trend for plastics and rubber processing machinery in the first half of 2021 announced by the trade association Amaplast: the latest mid-year survey conducted by the Mecs Statistical Study Center records double-digit growth in both turnover and orders, consolidating the cli-mate of renewed faith in the sector after...

ABB to acquire Asti Mobile Robotics to drive next generation of flexible automation with AMRs

A leading global autonomous mobile robot (AMR) manufacturer with a broad portfolio across all major applications enabled by the company’s software suite, Asti Mobile Robotics Group will be acquired by ABB. This will expand ABB’s robotics and automation offering, making it the only company to offer a complete portfolio for...

New head of sales and business development for Ferromatik Milacron in Europe

The pan-European full-range supplier of servo-hydraulic and all-electric injection moulding machines, Ferromatik Milacron, announced the appointment of Peter Kochs as Director Sales and Business Development. Peter Kochs, 54 years old, previously held a senior position at Windsor for 12 years...

Basf CEO Martin Brudermüller to receive 2021 Icis CEO of the Year Award

The Icis CEO of the Year Award will be presented to Martin Brudermüller, Chief Executive Officer of Basf, for outstanding achievement as voted on and recognised by his peers in the ICIS Top 40 Power Players. This prestigious global chemicals industry award will be presented to Brudermüller at the Icis Power Players Awards virtual event on...

Piovan doubles up in China with a new plant in Suzhou

On July 15 Piovan and the local government of the Jiangsu province (China) signed an agreement that will lead to the construction of a new Piovan Group plant in China. Piovan has been on the Chinese market for over twenty years. The opening of the first commercial office in Hong Kong dates back to the year...

At Sacmi two days dedicated to “green” containers

On July 27 and 28, Sacmi will present the international online event "The plastic container green challenge" on scenarios, technologies and market trends in the plastic container production sector. During the event, the opportunities offered by the CBF system with compression technology, now also available for the production of...

Novamont recognized among the B Corps "Best for the World" 2021

Novamont is among the companies "Best for The World 2021", the program that recognizes B Corporations that have achieved the highest verified scores at global level in one or more impact areas, on which B Corporation certification is based: governance, workers, community, environment and customers. In particular...

Engel e-symposium 2021: conferences, meetings and company tours at the time of the pandemic

The Engel live e-symposium 2021 on June 22, 23 and 24 was a massive success, attracting several thousand participants. In addition to an online conference, business talks and virtual plant tours, participants took the opportunity to exchange ideas in person in one-on-one meetings and explore the virtual showroom. The virtual platform made it...

Maire Tecnimont will build a PE plant in India

Maire Tecnimont announced that a consortium composed of its subsidiaries Tecnimont and Mumbai-based Tecnimont Private Limited has been awarded an EPCC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning) Lump Sum contract by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), for the implementation of...

Repsol to expand its industrial complex in Sines

Two polymer materials plants will be built by Repsol at its Sines Industrial Complex (Portugal), representing the largest industrial investment in Portugal in the last ten years, at 657 million euros. The new materials produced are 100% recyclable, like the rest of Repsol's polyolefins, and can be used for highly specialized applications aligned with...

Reifenhäuser consolidates its construction competencies in blown film lines

With effect from July 1, the Reifenhäuser Group is merging its blown-film business units Reifenhäuser Blown Film and Reifenhäuser Blown Film Polyrema, which have so far operated independently, in order to cope with ongoing growth in this sector. This move consolidates the Group’s competencies even more than...

Covestro creates the foundation for sustainable growth with its new group structure

Covestro has restructured its organization effective July 1, 2021, and successfully reorganized its previously three segments - Polyurethanes, Polycarbonates, and Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties - into seven new, tailored business entities. The company has thus achieved a first milestone in implementing its new “Sustainable Future” strategy...

RadiciGroup reports good financial year 2020 results despite the pandemic

The Italian multinational founded and headquartered in Bergamo and leading producer of chemicals, engineering polymers, synthetic fibres and nonwovens, with 3,000 employees in 15 countries worldwide, RadiciGroup, closed its 2020 financial year with consolidated sales revenue of 1,019 million euros, curbing the decrease compared to...

A digital platform for Econyl regenerated PA

After establishing its solid position in the B2B world, Aquafil is pivoting to reach consumers too, by launching an Econyl e-shop allowing conscious shoppers access to products made from Econyl regenerated PA in one place for the first time. The platform will champion a range of global brands who create their products using...

Benvic purchases Celanese compounding operations at the Ferrara Marconi plant

The European leader in the production of highly innovative PVC based thermoplastic solutions and biopolymers, Benvic, has announced the acquisition of the Ferrara Marconi compounding operations and related assets owned by Celanese, a leading global chemical and specialty materials company...

Schur Flexibles acquires Termoplast and aims to expand into the Italian market

The Austrian company Schur Flexibles expands recyclable packaging innovations by acquiring Termoplast Italian company, specialising in recyclable films and one of the pioneers of sustainable film production in Europe. Termoplast 100% recyclable MDO-PE films offer excellent processing qualities for all...

Engel founds new sales unit for digital products

The establishment of a digital solutions sales team sees the Engel Group bundle all sales activities for digital products and solutions from the inject 4.0 programme. Customers now have a central contact for all topics relating to the digitalisation of injection moulding production...

Vattenfall to sell 49.5% of the offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid to Basf

According to a contract signed by Basf and Vattenfal, the 49.5% of Vattenfall’s wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) will be purchased by Basf. The purchase price amounts to 0.3 billion euros and takes into account the achieved status of the project. Including Basf’s contribution to fund the wind farm construction, Basf’s total commitment amounts to...

Celanese acquires POM technology and sales agreements from Grupa Azoty

The global chemical and specialty materials company, Celanese, announced that it has acquired certain technology relating to the production of polyacetal (POM) products from Grupa Azoty of Tarnow, Poland, after its decision to discontinue its POM manufacturing. Celanese will take over all existing Tarnoform contracts in order to...