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Engel towards K 2022: innovation and investments to face future challenges

Engel comes into business year 2022-2023 in good spirits, optimistic yet mindful of the prevailing conditions. Energy efficiency, digitalisation and the establishment of a circular economy are shaping the development priorities. The high level of innovative capacity is a key part of what makes the Engel Group so resilient...

New Netstal Italia entrusted to the leadership of Alberto Rossi

Alberto Rossi has taken over the position of Managing Director at the recently re-established subsidiary Netstal Italia. Alberto Rossi thus indirectly succeeds Andrea Bottelli, who had successfully built up the former Netstal Italia since 1995 and then further developed the Italian market for both brands as...

In Kentucky, Netstal subsidiary for the US and Canadian markets

The recently established US subsidiary of Netstal Maschinen, Netstal Inc., moved into its new headquarter. Based in Hebron, Kentucky (United States), the team led by new president Doug Haberman will provide comprehensive support to customers from the US and Canada, and continue to expand North American business...

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...

Manufacturers of injection moulding machines and robots test OPC 40079

On April 5 and 6, 2022, manufacturers of injection moulding machines and robots met at Baumüller in Nuremberg (Germany) for a so-called plugfest to test the new digital interface OPC 40079. The main focus was on connecting devices from different manufacturers with each other. It became apparent where the specification still has weaknesses...

Interchangeable matrix mould for laboratory specimens

At the production facilities at its main site in Waldkraiburg (Germany), Kraiburg TPE has implemented a new system enabling quick changeover between temperature-controlled tooling inserts in injection moulding processes, in order to gain precise data on the fluidity, surface quality, and adhesion of...

Negri Bossi at FIP with injection and blow moulding in a single press

A fully electric 180-ton Nova eT injection moulding machine will be on display at Negri Bossi stand at the FIP 2022 exhibition running in Lyon (France) from 5 to 8 April. During the event this machine - mainly suitable for medical, packaging and technical applications - will be producing moulded and blown bottles using a...

Arburg at Greenplast 2022: sustainability in practice

The Greenplast trade fair will be held in Milan for the first time from 3 to 6 May 2022. The event will focus on the topics of sustainability, recycling and energy efficiency in the plastics and rubber industry. At its exhibition stand (62/61, hall 14), Arburg will be demonstrating its expertise in circular economy and resource conservation with...

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...

Chiang Chen, founder and honorary chairman of Chen Hsong Group, passed away

With great sorrow and sadness Chen Hsong Holdings announced the passing away of founder and honourable chairman Chiang Chen on March 13, 2022, aged 100. Chiang was born in Heze City, Shandong Province, China to a poor family. Orphaned early, the young Chiang would...

Engel acquires TMA Automation and strengthens itself in automation

Injection moulding machine manufacturer Engel has acquired the majority interest in TMA Automation in Gdynia, Poland. This strategic investment sees Engel reinforce its leading position in the field of injection moulding process automation. "Engel has a strong presence in Eastern Europe, and with the acquisition of TMA is taking...

New Elios 4500: faster and less energy-intensive

Powerful and particularly energy-efficient: with the hybrid high-performance machines of the Elios series, Netstal is excellently positioned in the application field for high-speed thin-wall applications with clamping forces between 4500 and 10000 kN. By intelligently redesigning the drive components, Netstal was able to significantly shorten the...

MacroPower IMM in Romania

CER Cleaning Equipment in Romania, a company of the German Kärcher Group, has been using machines, automation and auxiliaries from the Wittmann Group for years. Recently, another 18 machines of the MacroPower series were installed at CER Cleaning Equipment...

On February 8 and 9 the fourth pre-GreenPlast webinar

The latest in the series of webinars organised in the run-up to GreenPlast 2022 has been scheduled for February 8 and 9, the first day in Italian and the second in English, in line with the tried-and-tested format used for the previous three. This time the event will focus, from an environmental perspective, on injection moulding. Entitled...

Injection moulding of radiator grills for electric mobility

The BMW Group has launched a new Engel production unit at its Landshut production plant. The kidney-shaped badge for the electric BMW iX is produced in a cleanroom atmosphere. Both the BMW Group and ENGEL are breaking completely new ground here, prompting the International Society for Plastics Technology...

Engel sustainability and circular economy make a stop in Dubai

Sustainability and circular economy are at the heart of Engel participation at ArabPlast 2021 (Dubai, November 15-18) and they pass through recycling, energy efficiency and thin-wall moulding technology as key factors to reduce the footprint of CO2. Both post-consumer and post-industrial materials - usually PP or HDPE - are used in the...

For the Italian Competition Authority, Husky did not violate competition laws

The investigation by the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) on Husky Injection Moulding Systems has concluded. ICA ruled, unequivocally, in favour of Husky finding its conduct compliant with the law and that the elements in the underlying complaint are without merit. As referred in a press release of Husky, this decision follows from...

Mining information from data

As the degree of digitalisation increases in injection moulding processes, so does the volume of data. The data contains a great deal of information, but this is often not recognisable at first glance. With the new performance.boost analytics service, Engel helps its customers to mine information from the available data in order to...

Simplified adjustment and maintenance in injection moulding machines

The innovative integrated solution IN-4000 SET has been developed by Gefran and Sensormate (a Gefran Group company specialised in force measurement on injection and die-casting machines and industrial presses) for measuring injection pressure and nozzle contact force, simplifying the maintenance and adjustment of...