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Comi machines get smarter with WinCC Unified from Siemens

Every year, Comi invests 10% of its turnover in the research and implementation of new technologies and new patents, focusing in particular on Industry 4.0 solutions. It is just in this area that the company’s cooperation with Siemens achieves its maximum effect, with the aim of implementing a strategy for the digitalisation of machines...

Sustainability as growth factor and great opportunity

When producing and selling goods or services, there are three main factors contributing to success: the market, the people and the machines. When it comes to plastics, there is an additional and very significant aspect: environment. “We are all familiar with the ongoing environmental debate and the policies and regulations...

A calendar celebrating the past and looking to the future

2021 was an important year for WM Thermoforming Machines as it saw the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the company. To mark this milestone, the Swiss company organized several activities, such as Synergizing Technologies, a series of livestream events hosted at WM Thermoforming Machines, each taking...

From post-consumer PET bottles directly to rPET food packaging

Recently, the strategic partnership between Amut and Erema has led to the installation and commissioning at the Alto Plastic Packaging site in Albany, New Zealand, of an extrusion line to process 100% washed post-consumer flakes into food-grade PET sheets. This is the first line ever installed in New Zealand for this special application...

CMS becomes Brett Martin’s newest Approved Partner

The Italian manufacturer, CMS has been announced as the latest company to acquire Approved Partner status. CMS has been awarded this accolade following the successful testing of Brett Martin’s Marpet-g FS (PETg) material on its Eidos vacuum forming machine...

Two Bandera lines for AMB

An international leading supplier of rigid and flexible films, the Italian company AMB will install two new extrusion lines from high-end Italian manufacturer Bandera in order to boost its production of recyclable PET solutions. Together, the new lines will produce an extra 20,000 tons per year to satisfy the increasing demand for...

PLC and thermoforming efficiency: a matter of data management and analysis

Having the data is not the same as being able to analyze and use them to improve procedures and production. Applying the Pareto Principle it is possible to say that 20% of the problems cause 80% of the losses. Especially today, the market requires fast decisions and practical actions, but without real data there is no true improvement in the...

New customised CMS machine for the wellness-SPA market

For the wellness-SPA market, CMS has devised a modular thermoforming system capable of offering solutions to meet every demand from standard products to large swim-spas. CMS's BR5 special SPA is extremely scalable and can reach a maximum sheet length of 12 meters. Advanced features such as auto-load, adjustable clamp frame, and mould...