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Services platform to accelerate innovation

To further accelerate customer product innovation in fast-changing markets, Solvay Performance Polyamides unveils HUB by Technyl. HUB by Technyl features strengthened MMI Technyl Design advanced predictive simulation, application performance testing (APT) and Sinterline 3D-printing services...

A clear signal for responsible handling of plastics

K, the leading global trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, has drawn to a close in Düsseldorf after eight days on Wednesday, October 23. The 3,330 exhibitors from 63 nations proved impressively: plastics continue to be an innovative, indispensable, future-oriented material. But they also unanimously underscored the necessity of having...

European machinery manufacturers see growing potential in circular economies in spite of economic downturn

According to estimates, worldwide production of plastics and rubber machinery rose by 1.3 per cent to 36.8 billion euros in 2018. European plastics and rubber machinery manufacturing accounted for the lion's share of 42.3%. For European plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers the year 2018 was also a...

Between uncertainties and expectations

Once again, the mid-year figures show a drop in Italy’s imports and exports of plastic and rubber machinery, though the reduction is less marked than for previous months. In fact, in comparison with the first six months of 2018, imports for the period January-June 2019 showed a drop of about 17% (with respect to the figure of -20% in March), while exports...

The new Sacmi website

The new Sacmi website has been online since July 26. Featuring innovative graphics and a layout that responds to users' real needs, the new site has been built according to cutting-edge web 4.0 standards and language. Available in four languages (Italian, English, Spanish, French), the website introduces...

Tony Radoszewski new president and CEO of Plastics

The Plastics Industry Association has named Tony Radoszewski president and chief executive officer effective September 16, 2019. Radoszewski, a Plastics industry veteran with nearly 40 years of experience in the field, joins Plastics after serving since 2006 as the president of the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI)...

At the end of August two days devoted to films and flexible packaging

The eighth edition of the "Specialty films and flexible packaging" congress organized by ElitePlus++ is scheduled in Mumbai on August 22 and 23. The event will be devoted to films and flexible packaging, with particular attention to aspects concerning the sustainability of materials and processes, circular economy and recycling...

Opportunities and challenges in the increased use of plastics recyclates in Europe

On July 9 in Frankfurt, EuPC, together with the German Vdma, the Italian Amaplast and Euromap, organised the first joint workshop in order to establish new ways to promote the use of recycled polymers. With this initiative all four associations aim to enhance the dialogue between plastics machinery manufacturers and plastics converters. Their goal is...

A success of presences and innovations

According to the data released in recent days by the organizer Adsale, Chinaplas 2019 closed its highly successful, four-day run in Guangzhou on May 24. The annual show - held this year at the China Import & Export Fair Complex, Pazhou, in southeastern China - attracted 3,622 exhibitors and 163,314 professional visitors from all over the world...

The new President Previero: “Important and, above all, demanding challenges await us”

On June 25, Villa Erba in Cernobbio (Como, Italy) hosted the annual members assembly of Amaplast, the Italian trade association belonging to Confindustria that includes more than 160 manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery, equipment, and moulds. The assembly began with the election of the new President and the two...

Dario Previero elected as New President

On the occasion of the general assembly of Amaplast - which took place on June 25, at Villa Erba in Cernobbio (Como) - Dario Previero was appointed as Chairman by the Italian Plastics and Rubber Processing Machinery and Moulds Manufacturers’ Association for 2019-2021...

Giulio Mengoli appointed as general manager of Sacmi

On June 1, Giulio Mengoli became the new General Manager of the Sacmi Group. His appointment was made official by the Board of Directors of the parent company, Sacmi Imola. A native of  Padua, 49 years old, Giulio Mengoli has a long international experience, having held top...

In 2019 a turnover decline of up to 10% is expected

In 2018, the German plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers generated a turnover plus of 2% again compared to the previous-year period. “The growth rate of 3% originally predicted for 2018 could not be reached. Nevertheless, we are pleased about the positive all-year results as in particular towards the end of the year...

New director for Engel's Mold Technology division

Michael Traxler has been appointed head of Engel’s Mould Technology division. Together with his team, the experienced toolmaker will continue to expand the consulting services internationally to further strengthen the systems business of the injection moulding machine manufacturer Worldwide...

Deloitte prize for organisation, strategy, performance and sustainability

For the second consecutive year, Biesse Group is among the “Best Managed Companies“ (BMC) of Deloitte, for having distinguished itself among Italian companies for its entrepreneurial passion, skills and management skills. The “Best Managed Companies” (BMC) initiative aims to reward the commitment and skills of those companies that...

New Sabic compounds from postconsumer PET

The LNP Elcrin iQ portfolio of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) compounded resins from Sabic are derived from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) to support the circular economy and help reduce plastic waste. By chemically upcycling consumer-discarded PET (primarily single-use water bottles) into higher-value PBT materials with...

Sucheta Govil chosen as CCO of Covestro

The material manufacturer Covestro has chosen a Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), the last position to be filled on its Management Board. The Supervisory Board unanimously appointed Sucheta Govil (55) for this position. By August 1, 2019, she will take over from Markus Steilemann, who has so far continued to work as CCO on top of his role as...

In Mumbai two days devoted to the processing

The seventh “Injection, Blow, Roto & PET Moulding International Summit”, organized by ElitePlus++, is being held on June 19-20, in Mumbai. During the event, speakers coming from all over the world will provide an in-depth overview on the latest development in injection moulding (first day), blow moulding, rotational moulding and PET processing (second day)...

Alessandro Grassi’s successor is named

On  June 25, Villa Erba in Cernobbio (Como) will provide the venue for the general meeting of Amaplast (the Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery and moulds manufacturers' association), whose members are this year called upon to appoint a new president, for the period 2019-2021...