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Piovan revenues grow in the first 2022 quarter, the Plastic area marks +16.5%

In the first quarter of 2022 Piovan Group reported revenue and other income of 108 million euros, increasing by 66.6% from 64.8 million euros in the first quarter of 2021. This is what emerges from the financial periodic information approved in recent days by the company board of directors. On a like-for-like consolidation basis...

RadiciGroup closes 2021 with positive results

With total sales of 1,508 million generated by over 30 production and sales units in Europe, Asia and America, RadiciGroup closed its 2021 financial year with positive results, despite the difficulties due to the lingering effects of the pandemic and the steep increase in the cost of raw materials and energy, especially during the...

Biesse at JEC World between innovations and trends for plastics and composites

Biesse participation in JEC World (Paris, May 3-5) took place in the name of innovation and the latest trends in the field of plastic and composite materials processing. The company presented the benefits offered by HSD Mechatronics technologies, a brand specialized in the production of...

Two new entries in Syncro Group

Since the beginning of May, Syncro Group has a new business development manager for the North American market and a new  sales manager and product manager for the wire & cable division: they are respectively Paolo Gasparotto (photo on the left) and Andrea Stoppa (photo below)...

Italian manufacturers: positive 2021 and encouraging outlook for 2022, although not without some uncertainty

With outcomes in some cases exceeding the forecast year-end results, the Italian industry of plastics and rubber processing machinery, equipment, and moulds closed the year 2021 with double-digit growth in production (+14%, with value exceeding pre-pandemic level) and equally encouraging results in foreign trade...

Dino Sandretto has died

Dino Sandretto has died at the age of 95 years old. Alongside his brother, Modesto (who died in 2004), Sandretto founded the company Sandretto in 1946, that was destined to become one of the leading manufacturers of injection moulding machines in the immediate aftermath of World War II, bringing global fame to Pont Canavese...

Sirmax reorganizes itself with the "Lean Agile" project

Less than two years after its start-up, the results of the “Lean Agile” project, implemented by Sirmax Group thanks to the collaboration with Considi, a Vicenza-based consulting company specializing in 4.0, Lean production, improvement strategy, management and business organization, are already tangible and concrete. The project...

DSM announced sale of Protective Materials business to Avient Corporation

The global purpose-led science-based company, DSM, announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its Protective Materials business to Avient Corporation for an enterprise value of 1.44 billion euros. The proposed transaction includes all of DSM’s Protective Materials activities, chiefly...

Sipa opens its doors to future packaging designers

Students and teachers of the master degree course in eco-packaging design at Politecnico di Torino were welcomed by Sipa, a company based in Vittorio Veneto (Treviso, Italy), as part of an open-house event organised for schools and universities with a view to the exchange of experiences between the...

Versalis to license technology to Shandong Eco Chemical

Eni’s chemical company, Versalis, has agreed to license its proprietary continuous mass technology to Shandong Eco Chemical, a Chinese company part of Shandong Haike Holding. The license will be granted for a 210 kT/year ABS unit to be built in Dongying, Shandong province (China)...

More Versalis in Novamont

Versalis and Novamont are strengthening their partnership to reinforce synergies in the ecological transition of green chemistry, leveraging what has been built so far to maximize spin-offs and seize new opportunities. The commitment to Matrìca - the joint venture set up in 2011 between Versalis and Novamont at...

A record 2021 for Piovan

The Board of Directors of Piovan reviewed and approved the 2021 separate financial statements of the company and the group consolidated financial statements. The record 2021 for the Piovan Group closes with excellent results in the Plastic and Food & Non-plastic segments, as well as in all geographic areas and a cash generation...

Moretto at four fairs in April

April will be full of appointments for Moretto, engaged from 5 to 8 in France at FIP, with the local partner Martiplast, in Slovenia at International Industry Fair, in collaboration with the sales partner Lesnik, and in Brazil at Interplast Joinville. From 12 to 14, Moretto technology will be protagonist in America at Plastec West in Anaheim in California...

Negri Bossi signs agency agreement with Kanitech for Poland

Negri Bossi strengthens its presence in Poland with the appointment of the new agent Kanitech. This latter is a growing company that supplies complete solutions for plastic processing companies. The service follows all stages of the process, from the supply of plastic material to the injection machines and ancillaries. The cooperation...

Econyl drives the growth of Aquafil in 2021

The Board of Directors of Aquafil approved the company’s operating and financial results at December 31, 2021. Figures show revenues of 569.7 million euros, equal to an increase by 30.5% compared to the 436.6 million euros of 2020, an Ebitda of 72.1 million euros, up by 23.5% compared to 58.4 million of euros in 2020, and...

Waiting for The Innovation Alliance 2022, a digital summit on the circular economy

Four events - Ipack-Ima, Greenplast, Print4All and Intralogistica Italia - with a single objective: to present the market with the best of instrumental mechanics and tell about the most innovative solutions dedicated to the various industrial production sectors. The Innovation Alliance will be back at Fiera Milano from May 3 to 6: a supply chain...

Plastiblow opens in Florida and strengthens its operations in North America

An Italian manufacturer of blow moulding machines, Plastiblow is strengthening its position in America with the opening of a new branch, Plastiblow NA, in the United States. The new branch, dedicated to services and spare parts, will be operational at the Miami (Florida) headquarters of Globeius, the exclusive distributor of Plastiblow's machines in...

Gefran approved consolidated financial statements at December 31, 2021

The Gefran Board of Directors, which met on March 10 under the chairmanship of Maria Chiara Franceschetti, unanimously approved the draft Financial Statements at December 31, 2021, Consolidated Financial Statements and Consolidated Non-Financial Disclosure. With reference to the consolidated results, revenues as of December 31, 2021, totalled...

Saip lands to North America

As part of its global expansion strategy, polyurethane machinery and solutions manufacturer Saip has opened Saip North America, its first site in the United States, in Columbus, Ohio. The new structure will facilitate support for local activities and the growth of the company's presence in the North American market...