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Sacmi board of directors approves the 2020 financial statements

Sales above 1.1 billion euros, net equity stable at 682 million euros. Moreover, the number of employees remained steady at almost 4,600 and the company retained its technological leadership on all markets. These were the key Sacmi Group stats - contained in the 2020 annual report approved by the board of directors...

Arkema strengthens its commitment to the circular economy acquiring Agiplast

With the planned acquisition of Agiplast, a leader in the regeneration of high performance polymers, in particular specialty polyamides and fluoropolymers, Arkema will be able to offer a full service to customers in terms of materials circularity, addressing growing market expectations in this field. This project, which contributes to the...

Karen Drinkwater elected as new president of the British Plastics Federation

At the British Plastics Federation’s (BPF) second virtual annual general meeting, Karen Drinkwater, a founding director of JSC Rotational Limited, was elected as the trade association’s president. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the BPF’s annual general meeting could not be held in person for the second time in its history, with the...

Orders and turnover rebound for Italian manufacturers

In the first quarter of 2021, Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery manufacturers in the trade association Amaplast recorded double-digit increases in orders and turnover over the same period in 2020. Based on the end-of-quarter survey conducted by the Mecs-Amaplast Statistical Studies Centre among...

Live and online, extraordinary edition of "Inside" by Biesse Group

A global event with the participation of all divisions, an extraordinary edition that combines the real and the virtual: the new spring edition of “Inside” is around the corner, starring technology by Biesse, Intermac and Diamut in a well-rounded content-rich event that is not to be missed. The special spring edition includes...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Rubberon chose a Colines ALLrollEX 3000mm to start the stretch film production

With more than 12 years of hard working in Brazil, as a part of its strategic plan the Brazilian company Rubberon decided to go for a Colines ALLrollEX 3000mm to start their stretch film production. The line is ready to be shipped and will be undergoing commissioning in few weeks in Manaus. ALLrollEX 3000mm 6-up is equipped with...

WM Thermoforming Machines at Chinaplas 2021

After the forced stop in 2020, WM Thermoforming Machines is back at Chinaplas 2021. The exhibition, rescheduled for April 13-16, 2021, is held in Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, and same as past editions WM Thermoforming Machines attends with the SGE (Swiss Global Enterprise) delegation, in the Swiss Pavilion...

Elba and Saldoflex: an all-Italian converting partnership

Two long-standing companies and world leader in the manufacture of plastic processing and printing machines, Elba and Saldoflex recently signed a partnership agreement that defines and outlines new synergies in the converting market, both in Italy and abroad. The companies, founded in 1956 and 1961 respectively, boasting a total of 125 years of...