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For its 45th anniversary, BFM inaugurates a new shed

Founded in 1975, BFM today is a leading manufacturer of automatic haul-offs and winders for extrusion blow-moulding lines and flexographic printers with central drum up to 10 colours, as well as 2, 4, 6 and 8 colour stack-type printers. To celebrate its first 45 years in the business BFM has expanded its headquarters in Solbiate Olona (near Varese, Italy...

A new, cutting-edge workplace to better serve the European market

The construction of the new HRSflow site is now drawing to an end with an area of approximately 3,000 sqm: a significant expansion for the San Polo headquarters (Italy). Entirely designed according to the lean manufacturing criteria, the new workspace completes the project with which the company has brought a reappraisal and a...

HRSflow among the top 10 Italian manufacturing companies in China

Always engaged in the research and development of cutting-edge technological solutions, HRSflow has been selected among the top 10 Italian manufacturing companies in China. In 2009 HRSflow arrived in Hangzhou - near Shanghai - where the new production plant was established to better serve the Asian market. From his foundation the company has...

Moretto among the 1,000 Champions companies in 2020

The Italian manufacturer Moretto is among the 1,000 “Champions 2020” companies. 1,000 champions companies in 2020 is a prestigious award that follows the analysis of the ItalyPost Study Center on companies that performed best between 2012 and 2018. A study that is characterized by absolute scientific rigor in the...

Basf CEO Martin Brudermüller elected new president of Cefic

The CEO of Basf Martin Brudermüller was elected President of Cefic at Cefic’s annual General Assembly. He succeeds Daniele Ferrari, CEO of Versalis (Eni) who has held this post since October 2018. “I am pleased to welcome Martin Brudermüller as our new President. With more than 30...

The plastics industry is a key part of the American economy

The US plastics industry accounted for an estimated 432 billion dollars in shipments and 1,003,000 jobs last year, according to the 2020 Size & Impact Report, an annual publication of the Plastics Industry Association (Plastics). Including its upstream effects, plastics industry employment grows to an estimated...

Celebrating 40 years with ST BlowMoulding

On the occasion of ST BlowMoulding’s 40th anniversary, its management team decided to dedicate a thought to those who took part in the company’s history, established in 1980. “It has been 40 years of goals, choices and sometimes daring changes, constant commitment and a lot of satisfaction. Special thanks go to those who have...

Piovan Group acquires Doteco

The world leading operator in the development and production of process automation systems for the storage, transport and treatment of plastic and food polymers and powders, listed in the Star segment of the Italian Stock Exchange, Piovan Group, announced the signing of the agreement for the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of...

Alessandro Grassi takes over 100% of Frigosystem

In the fiftieth year in business of frigosystem, managing director Alessandro Grassi has acquired 100% of its shares, becoming CEO and the sole shareholder in the enterprise. It is an important acquisition that seals a path of growth and consolidation for the group, which today includes six companies, three of which are overseas branches...

Tria new headquarters inaugurated in Cologno Monzese.

At Tria headquarters in Cologno Monzese, in the outskirts of Milan, the renovation works have been completed and new offices have been inaugurated. The works that began just last year included renovation the external façade of the main building and modernizing all the indoor spaces, repurposing the interior...

Amaplast: annual general assembly and celebration of sixty years of activity

Amaplast - the national trade association, member of Confindustria, of over 160 Italian manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery, equipment, and moulds - held its annual member Assembly on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at Villa Borromeo in Cassano d’Adda (Milan, Italy). The assembly also provided the opportunity to celebrate Amaplast’s sixtieth anniversary...

All4Pack postponed of two years

The organiser of the trade show All4Pack, Comexposium, announced the postponement to 2022 of its 2020 edition, initially scheduled in Paris from November 23 to 26. Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, everyone in the All4Pack team has remained strongly mobilised to support companies and provide them with this much-awaited springboard for...

Fakuma 2020 canceled, appointment postponed to October 2021

In cooperation with the exhibitor advisory board for Fakuma 2020, trade fair promoters PE Schall have decided to postpone the 27th Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing to 2021. The next industry highlight covering all aspects of plastics processing will take place from 12 to 16 of October, 2021...

Amaplast, Acimac and Ucima start a threesome cooperation project

The Presidents and Executive Committees of Amaplast (Italian Plastics and Rubber Processing Machinery and Moulds Manufactures’ Association), Acimac (Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machinery and Equipment for Ceramics), and Ucima (Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association) have implemented a new project...

Plastimagen rescheduled in January 2021 for the pandemic

The twenty-third edition of Plastimagen México, the most important meeting of the plastics industry in Latin America, announced its new dates: January 11 to 14, 2021, at the Citibanamex Center in Mexico City. Due to the health situation caused by Covid-19, it is not optimal to carry out the event safely and securely this November. Therefore...

Embracing the new economic development

The 34th edition of Chinaplas has been rescheduled to April 13-16, 2021, at a new venue - Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center. This will be the first time for Chinaplas to be held in Shenzhen. The trade fair will alternate between Shenzhen (odd years) and Shanghai (even years) in the future, continuing to empower upstream and downstream...

Effects of pandemic: a difficult 2020 first quarter

The import-export data recently published by Istat and elaborated by the Statistical Studies Centre of Amaplast (national trade association, member of Confindustria) points to declining foreign trade flows during the first three months of the year, with losses in March reaching 7% for imports and 13% for exports with respect to the same period in 2019...

The Innovation Alliance: the next edition changes its formula, but the synergy remains the same

Distant but united: Plast, Ipack-Ima, Meat-Tech, Print4All and Intralogistica Italia, the five events dedicated to instrumental mechanics that together represent The Innovation Alliance, for the next edition will be held exceptionally on different dates. While Plast confirms the dates initially scheduled and will be held from May 4 to 7, 2021...