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The birth of Dolci Bielloni

Dolci Extrusion and Bielloni Converting have merged to create a new industrial enterprise named Dolci Bielloni. The newborn company will benefit from the synergy between the two brands to provide increasingly detailed, fast and effective service, optimizing the production time for high-tech systems as well as time-to-market...

Italmatch Chemicals Group buys GRS Chemical Technologies

The specialty chemicals group, Italmatch Chemicals, has successfully completed the acquisition of all shares of GRS Chemical Technologies, a company with manufacturing base in Naples (Italy), specialized in water soluble polymers and fuel related cleaning technologies. Through the acquisition...

Now in China and Turkey after Mexico and Indonesia

Shanghai is the venue, from 3 to 5 December, for the fourteenth Rubbertech fair, while Istanbul is hosting, from 4 to 7 December, the twenty-fourth PlastEurasia exhibition. The first is an interesting event for the rubber processing technology sector in China, while the second is a key event for the plastics and rubber sector in Turkey...

Rubber is back and growing

In the wake of the good result recorded in 2012, Rubber, the fair dedicated to the rubber industry, will be returning to Plast 2015, the event scheduled to be held at the Fiera Milano exhibition centre from 5 to 9 May next year. Rubber was already a great success at the last Plast fair, which saw its return after an absence of...

Preforms and bottles by a single plant

Xtreme Sincro is the name of the integrated plant for the production of PET bottles introduced by Sipa at Brau Beviale 2014, the exhibition dedicated to the beverage field held in Nuremberg on November 11-13. The system combines the injection-compression of preforms and the stretch-blow moulding...

Safeguarding extrusion know-how

A subsidiary of B-Tec, Tecno System, has recently announced that it has purchased the Divisione Meccanica operations from TPV Compound. As the Tecno System management explains, “the strategic goal of the project is to safeguard and unite important know-how in the production of extrusion lines by TPV Divisione Meccanica...

Win and participate free at Plast 2015

Fifty companies will be selected by Promaplast, organizer of Plast 2015, and ComoNext, scientific-technological park of Lomazzo (Como), to participate free of charge at the 17th edition of Plast, the trade show to be held in Milan from 5 to 9 May 2015. The initiative, entitled “Win and Participate in Plast 2015” is...

Rod-style and profile magnetostrictive transducers

The range of Gefran magnetostrictive position sensors has been widened with the introduction of two new models, MK4P and IK4P, provided with Profibus interface. Although, in recent years, the use of industrial Ethernet devices has been spreading in automation and process solutions, conventional...

Selecting and washing plant for two

A British recycler has engaged Amut and Amut Ecotech to supply a unit for selecting and washing discarded containers in HDPE and PP with a capacity of 10 t/h. The containers coming from urban and industrial collection are separated into two groups, food containers and those for detergents and chemical products...

A centre for easier injection moulding

In order to support the launch of new products by the injection moulders of Central Italy, Arburg and Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy) have established the EiM (Easy Injection Moulding) Tech centre, with the aim of studying, developing and optimising plastics injection moulding applications...

Viscosities up to 50% lower than conventional TPV

The new EZPrene SHF (Super High Flow) series of vulcanized thermoplastic elastomers (TPVs) has been introduced in Europe by Ravago Petrokimya and it is produced thanks to a company’s proprietary cure technology. It currently includes 3 grades, ranging in hardness from 65 to 90 Shore A. Each material...

M&G Chemicals minority stake to TPG

M&G Chemicals, a chemicals manufacturing and engineering company and a leading global supplier of PET, announced that it recently signed an agreement to issue 300 million dollars in new equity to TPG Opportunities Partners and affiliated funds (TPG). As part of the transaction, TPG will take a minority stake in the company...

Industrial renaissance in Europe is possible

This was the main message to come out of PolyTalk, an event recently organised in Brussels (November 4-5) by PlasticsEurope. Patrick Thomas (president of PlasticsEurope and CEO of Bayer MaterialScience), in his introductory address, declared: "If we truly believe in Europe’s reindustrialisation, all the...

Registration to Plastic Technologies Award is extended

The closing date for applications in the second edition of the international competition Plastic Technologies Award - launched by Promaplast (organizer of Plast 2015) and PoliDesign (consortium of the Politecnico di Milano) - has been extended to November 27, 2014. The competition is focused on the study of original and innovative application solutions in relation to rapid...

Continued growth

As in previous years, the European glass fibre reinforced plastics (GRP) market report 2014 by AVK (the German professional association for fibre composites plastics/composites) is based on data for those European countries, for which production figures can be recorded and validated...

New appointments at Basf

The Board of Executive Directors of Basf has announced the following personnel changes. Gabriel Tanbourgi, president of the Care Chemicals division, will retire effective December 31, 2014; he will be succeeded by Hans-W. Reiners, who is currently president of the Performance Chemicals...

Victrex is Ensinger Usa’s partner of the year

With 96.8 out of a 100 points, Victrex is honoured with the "High Performance Supplier/Partner of the Year Award" by Ensinger Inc., US affiliate of the well known German manufacturer of semi-finished and finished products made with engineered polymers. The award is based on a careful...

Coal and natural gas for Chinese polymers

When it comes to developments and trends in polyolefins, the recent FlexPO conference held in Shanghai from 22 to 24 October revealed that China's propensity to significantly increase production of polymers using coal and natural gas appears to be here to stay. The decision to move away from raw materials of...

Softer starts production in Tennessee

The Italian compounder Softer has announced the production startup of engineering plastics in the new plant based in Lebanon, Tennessee. The new production site, which required an investment of 20 million dollars, has an initial annual capacity of 23,000 tons. The layout of the lines is highly efficient and latest generation extruders provide excellent product properties while...