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Rubberon chose a Colines ALLrollEX 3000mm to start the stretch film production

With more than 12 years of hard working in Brazil, as a part of its strategic plan the Brazilian company Rubberon decided to go for a Colines ALLrollEX 3000mm to start their stretch film production. The line is ready to be shipped and will be undergoing commissioning in few weeks in Manaus. ALLrollEX 3000mm 6-up is equipped with...

Elba and Saldoflex: an all-Italian converting partnership

Two long-standing companies and world leader in the manufacture of plastic processing and printing machines, Elba and Saldoflex recently signed a partnership agreement that defines and outlines new synergies in the converting market, both in Italy and abroad. The companies, founded in 1956 and 1961 respectively, boasting a total of 125 years of...

Starting anew from Shenzhen

The Italian pavilion at the thirty-fourth edition of Chinaplas (Shenzhen, April 13-16, 2021) organized by Amaplast (trade association in Confindustria uniting over 160 manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery, equipment, and moulds) will include some forty companies in a space of 1,100 square metres...

RadiciGroup invests 35 million euros to increase global production capacity

Investments of over 35 million euros in business growth, sustainability and innovation.  The RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers Business Area is adding significantly to its global production capacity with new construction and installations in North America, Europe and China...

Over 30 companies aiding the national vaccination campaign

More than 30 Italian manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery represented by the trade association Amaplast have pledged their support for the initiative “Fabbriche di comunità” (“community Factories”) developed by Confindustria to make member company facilities available for the national Covid-19 vaccination plan...

Elav expands the production area

Part of Gruppo Colines Holding, Elav keeps going from strength to strength. The company has been designing, manufacturing and reconditioning industrial automation systems, especially for the production of plastic films and cables since 1981. Elav officially became part of Gruppo Colines Holding in 2007...

Versalis and Bridgestone: co-developing innovative elastomers for high-performance tyres

Eni's chemical company, Versalis, and Bridgestone EMIA, operating in advanced mobility solutions, have signed a joint development agreement for the research, production and supply of synthetic rubber with advanced properties. The research and development divisions of the two organizations will collaborate, using an “Open Innovation” model, to...

Maire Tecnimont and Adani Enterprises team up to develop the green chemistry

Through its subsidiaries NextChem, Stamicarbon and MET Development, Maire Tecnimont has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Adani Enterprises to explore the development of industrial projects using NextChem and Stamicarbon’s technologies and MET Development project development capabilities and expertise to industrialize...

After the drop in revenues in 2020 (-11%), orders again growing for Italian manufacturers

After the record peak in 2017, substantially continuing into 2018, then followed by a cyclical setback in 2019, last year revenues for Italian plastics and rubber equipment manufacturers recorded a drop of 11.4% to a total value of 3.9 billion euros. According to data from the Mecs-Amaplast (national trade association and member of...

Sipa and PTI enter into strategic partnership

Sipa and PTI reached an agreement to join forces on the market, with PTI now becoming part of the Sipa group. This strategic partnership will help both companies to increase their visibility and create new business opportunities. “Joining forces with Sipa makes perfect sense for PTI. We bring extensive knowledge in...

New board of directors at Scm Group

Global leader group in technologies for processing a wide range of materials and industrial components, SCM Group (which also includes CMS) has a new board of directors. On March 12, the shareholders' meeting appointed the new board of directors with Giovanni Gemmani (President), Marco Mancini (CEO), Andrea Aureli, Enrico Aureli...

Solvay entrusts Nevicolor with the distribution in Italy of its sulphonic-based polymers

Effective May 1, 2021, Solvay’s Udel PSU, Radel PPSU and Veradel PESU specialty polymers will be available in Italy through Nevicolor. “Nevicolor is our long-standing distribution partner in Italy, providing coverage across all regions of the peninsula,” said Dries Steijnen Manager Channel Partners Sales Emea...

Change in the general management of the Sacmi Group

The Sacmi Group announced the appointment of Mauro Fenzi as new general manager. In March he’ll take over from Giulio Mengoli, who has, for personal reasons, considered it appropriate to terminate his employment. Despite all the difficulties caused by Covid-19, the year 2020 still saw Sacmi achieve good...

Star Automation Europe relies on Parco Innovation for South East France

On February 25, 2021, Star Automation Europe appointed Parco Innovation as its commercial agent for South-East France, following the retirement of the previous agent, Rudy Di Giuseppe. Since 2008 Parco Innovation has been distributing conveyor and peripheral belts for various applications in the injection moulding sector, from...

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”...

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...