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New general manager for the manufacturer based in Pont Canavese

Luigi Sorice is the new general manager for Sandretto. The parent company Photonike Capital made the announcement. Previously the marketing manager for the Pont Canavese (Turin, Italy) manufacturer, Luigi Sorice, who is replacing Massimo Postiglione, has many years of experience in companies and certified manufacturing...

In 2017, 70,000 tons more per year of Ultramid and Ultradur

Basf is expanding the compounding capacities for engineering plastics in Europe. Presumably from 2017 it will be possible to additionally produce up to 70,000 metric tons per year of Ultramid and Ultradur at the Schwarzheide site, Germany. Around 50 new jobs will be created. This is another step in the capacity expansions which...

All about the market of petrochemicals products

ChemOrbis Europe Petrochemicals Conference was held in Amsterdam on November 26, 2015. Players from the plastic world including converters, distributors, traders, producers of polymers and other companies active in the sector discussed the latest market trends. Patrick Kirby from Wood Mackenzie opened the first session with his presentation titled...

The Swiss company takes over also Reduction Engineering Scheer

Switzerland-based Maag increases its presence with the acquisition of US-based Reduction Engineering Scheer Industries. Reduction brings a new line of complementary products to Maag such as pulverizers and strand pelletizers, supporting such applications as glass filled polymer. This acquisition truly solidifies Maag’s position as a top global...

Itib sells... Itib

A well-known Italian manufacturer of corrugators and downstream equipment for plastic pipes based in Paderno Franciacorta (Brescia, Italy), Itib Machinery International has sold its stake in the controlled company Itib to Fortas, a German private equity company. The transaction, which took place at the end of April 2015, includes Itib’s...

Plastics Industry players meet at the Europe Petrochemicals Conference

Polymer markets have shown recently a high volatility combined, during the first part of 2015, to an extreme lack of supply in Europe despite a wave of new capacities being built in Middle East and in Far East. The revolutionary impact of American shale oil and shale gas seems to have come to an impasse after the oil prices dropped...

Together is best

Alliances and partnerships between companies help boost production capacity and system efficiency, extend the commercial offering, enrich the expertise of individual enterprises, and help provide better coverage for industry markets. These are some of the arguments made at the Assocomaplast seminar held at Gefran’s premises on...

ČGS passes to Trelleborg for 1.1 billion euros

Trelleborg has signed an agreement to acquire ČGS Holding - a privately-owned company with leading positions in agricultural and specialty tires as well as engineered polymer solutions. The total cash consideration amounts to approximately 10.9 billion Swedish crowns (more than 1.1 billion euros) on a cash and debt-free basis...

Polycarbonate for the housings of Simatic S7-1500

To highlight the fruits of that collaboration with customers in Europe, Sabic has introduced a pioneering and award-winning campaign, Stories of Possible. Hosted at sabic.com/storiesofpossible, this campaign is to capture, in a series of six personal stories, a customer's ambition and how Sabic helps to “make their vision possible” in order to...

TER Group expands business in Italy

Effective September 1, 2015, TER Chemicals Distribution Group transferred its Italian business with specialty chemicals into the recently founded company TER Italia. With this step TER Group further expands its distribution services in Southern Europe. Oliver Zimmermann, CEO of TER Chemicals Distribution Group, mentioned: “It was only...

Italian acquisition of the German company Hegra

The international group Rollon, based in Vimercate (close to Milan) and world leader in the production of linear motion systems for various sectors - from railways to aerospace, from machine tools to plastics industry - announced the closing of a deal to take over the German company Hegra which specialises in the production of telescopic and linear guides...

A contest to find oldest operating servo valve

The Industrial Group of Moog has launched a contest to find the oldest operating Moog servo valve. The company will also be sponsoring monthly drawings to give people with newer valves a chance to participate. This contest is part of a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Moog’s operations in Europe...

Two branches already in operation, another two ready in upcoming months

In 2015, Piovan opened two sales and service branches in Africa. One is in operation in Algiers (Algeria), and the other in Johannesburg (South Africa). The purpose of the investment is to establish a presence on a continent where, despite the recent geopolitical crises that have affected it, the company shows strong potential for development...

Maag agrees to acquire Gala Industries

On October 20, 2015, Switzerland-based Maag has agreed to acquire US-based Gala Industries, an important manufacturer of underwater pelletizing systems, centrifugal pellet dryers and process solutions for the plastics industry. The addition of Gala’s innovative products will further...   

The goal: growth of the exhibition and its vertical shows

A new chapter opens in the long history of Ipack-Ima. Fiera Milano - the traditional venue of one of the world’s leading exhibitions for processing and packaging technology since its very first edition - now also acquired its ownership. Together with the Ipack-Ima brand and organising... 

Recycling awareness on the rise in Israel

The recycling of plastic appears to be gaining ground in Israel. This is what the results of a recent survey distributed by Israel’s central statistics office on the recycling habits of its local citizens in 2014 suggests. According to the...

Frigosystem opens a new subsidiary in Mexico

The ceremony held to inaugurate Go Trade Mx, the new subsidiary of the Frigosystem group, world leading manufacturer of industrial refrigeration and temperature control systems, took place on September 22 in Queretaro, Mexico. The event was attended by the honorary consul Giovanni Bellei, by representatives of...

How a granulator is made

Italy’s manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machines and equipment certainly seem to be telegenic, at least judging by the latest TV appearances of some of them. Adler, a company specialising in the manufacturing of granulators, cutters and braiding machines, recently appeared on Discovery Science, the Sky TV channel devoted to...

Sanitized appoints Stefan Müller as new global head of sales

Since October 1, Stefan Müller (51), the new global head of sales takes over the responsibility for the worldwide sales of antimicrobial products for polymers and textiles for the Swiss company Sanitized. The business information specialist with German roots has over 25 years of international...