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Moretto at Pack Passion Week: improving the sustainability in PET and rPET preform production

Padua-based Moretto is among the speakers at the 2021 digital edition of Pack Passion Week, the event dedicated to the world of PET running from March 9 to 11. On 10 March Gene Flockerzi, general manager of Moretto Usa, will present a paper with the title “Enhancing Sustainability: drying control and process verification on preform production”...

Concern about the shortage of raw materials is growing among European processors

With a press release issued in the latter days, EuPC, the association representing European plastics converters, expresses its concern about the impact that the shortage of raw materials is having on the production of plastic products in Europe. The European market for polymers has been under pressure for several months...

Xenia in China with Jiejiayou (Shenzhen) Material Technology

The Italian company specialized in the development and engineering of high-performance thermoplastic composites reinforced fibres and additives, Xenia Materials, announced a new partnership agreement with Jiejiayou (Shenzhen) Material Technology. Thanks to this dedicated partnership, Jiejiayou (Shenzhen) Material Technology will...

KraussMaffei Group sells KraussMaffei Austria to Luger

The Munich-based machinery manufacturer KraussMaffei Group is selling its subsidiary KraussMaffei Austria to the Austrian family-owned company Luger. There, it will continue to operate under the name KMAT Maschinen und Service. The eight employees of the former KraussMaffei Austria will continue to be employed. The transaction took effect on...

Covestro's 2020: core volumes and sales down despite a brilliant fourth quarter

Covestro saw a strong end to an exceptional year in 2020 and benefited, especially in the second half, from its consistent crisis prevention measures and a recovery in demand. Despite the very successful fourth quarter, the Group could not fully compensate the massive, pandemic-related cut-backs that arose in the first six months...

Basf reporting on the 2020 business year

“In a challenging 2020 business year, Basf was able to close out the year on a strong note,” said Basf’s Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Martin Brudermüller, at the presentation of the Basf Report 2020. Income from operations (Ebit) before special items for the full year 2020 exceeded the company’s forecast released in...

Sergio Anceschi, president of Tria, has passed away

After a short but aggressive illness, Sergio Anceschi, president of Tria, passed away at 86. In over fifty years of intense activity, together with his father Angelo, he gave life and development to the company, also participating in the associative life of the sector. "We will miss his support and his charismatic presence, but his imprint remains indelible...

Aldo Barucco is Marfran new sales and marketing manager

With the aim of strengthening its business organization, Marfran recently announced the appointment of a new sales and marketing manager, Aldo Barucco. This is a further step for Marfran towards the expansion and consolidation of its position on the Italian domestic and international thermoplastic elastomer markets, adopting a...

45 million euros from Intesa Sanpaolo to Montello for circular economy projects

The Italian company Montello obtained from the Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo a 45 million euros loan out of the 6 billion euros ceiling dedicated to circular economy established in the 2018-2021 Italian Business Plan. The objective of the loan is to support the 2021-2022 investment plan as well as the...

Accelerated growth for AMB through a new investment partnership

The Italian leader in food packaging products and services AMB Spa, based in San Daniele del Friuli (Udine, Italy), has reached a definitive agreement for a majority controlling investment from an affiliate of Peak Rock Capital. This strategic partnership marks a new phase in AMB’s continuing mission to become...

Negri Bossi chooses CS Plastics to strengthen itself in Benelux

In order to strengthen its presence in Benelux, Negri Bossi has chosen CS Plastics as agent. This company was founded in 2008 by Werner Vanderveken and Jurgen Lippens, who previously were colleagues in the field of injection moulding machines. CS Plastics, based in Lokeren (Belgium), supplies complete solutions for...

Charles de Forges new CEO of Sepro Group

Bringing almost 20 years of experience in senior management roles at business-to-business companies, Charles de Forges has been appointed as new CEO of Sepro Group. “We took our time in finding our new CEO,” said, Eric Radat, President of Sepro Group, “but, in Charles de Forges, we have found...

Thomas Gangl appointed new Borealis CEO as of April 1

Following the acquisition of the majority shares in Borealis by OMV and the intensified and close cooperation between OMV and Borealis, the Supervisory Board of Borealis has decided to appoint Thomas Gangl, currently Executive Board member of OMV, as CEO of Borealis. Alfred Stern, who has successfully led Borealis transformation...

Change at the vice presidency of Nordson Corporation

Jesus Crespo has joined Nordson Corporation as vice president leading the Polymer Processing Systems (PPS) division. Crespo brings twenty years of executive experience in industrial management. Most recently he was vice president and general manager of Oshkosh Corporation’s OEM concrete...

All Sacmi activities in rigid packaging gathered under a single business unit

All of Sacmi closure, preform, container, computer vision system and post-processing operations to come under the “roof” of the newly formed business unit. This operation is part of a wider Sacmi strategy of developing technologies and solutions for every stage of the production process, with applications ranging from every stage of...

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag strengthens presence in Czech Republic and Slovakia

The Japanese-German injection moulding machine manufacturer Sumitomo (SHI) Demag will be serving the Czech and Slovakian markets from April 1, 2021 through the newly founded sales and service company Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery Česko. Headquartered in Prague, David Svoboda has been appointed as...

The new joint-venture Oldrati Gomma Line to penetrate the Eastern Europe markets

The recognized Italian manufacturer in the production of rubber parts, Oldrati Guarnizioni Industriali, entered into a joint venture with Gomma Line from Serbia creating a new, independent joint-venture company in order to increase competitiveness in the European market and penetrate new markets. A new company under the name...

Alpla invests 5 million euros in Italy for bottle-to-bottle

The global manufacturer of plastic packaging and recycling specialist, the Alpla Group, is investing more than five million euros in an extrusion system for food-grade recycled PET (rPET) made of used PET bottles (so-called post-consumer material) at its site in Anagni (Frosinone, Italy)...

Benvic takes over the Celanese compounds in Ferrara Marconi

The European leader in the production of highly innovative PVC-based thermoplastic solutions and biopolymers, Benvic Group, announced that it has reached an agreement with Celanese, the leading multinational in the production of chemical solutions and specialty materials, for the purchase of the compounding operations of the Ferrara Marconi (Ferrara, Italy) plant and of certain...