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Interplastica will open the 2022 exhibition calendar of Moretto

The 2022 exhibition calendar of Moretto will start in Moscow from January 25 to 28, participating at Interplastica, which represents a reference point for the Russian market for the Padua-based company. After the preview at the Fakuma fair in Germany last October, Interplastica will be the opportunity to present also...

Shredder for household waste and mixed plastics

The Polish company FBSerwis needed a reliable shredder to crush municipal solid waste with particle sizes greater than 80 mm and process mixtures of plastics. Vecoplan replaced an old machine in the company’s existing line with an energy-efficient VVZ 2500 pre-shredder, which is designed for a throughput of roughly 42 tonnes per hour...

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...

Extrusion of composites with natural fibres for sustainable building

Sustainability is now a key concept that affects all economic sectors, first and foremost construction, where attention is increasingly required when dealing with innovative and eco-sustainable materials, also for interior furnishings. In this respect, Bausano responds to the new needs of the sector, enhancing its extrusion lines for...

Solid state relay with IO-link output

The Italian multinational group specialised in the design and production of sensors, industrial process control systems, electric drives and automation components, Gefran, introduces GRP-H, the first range of single-phase solid-state relays with IO-Link digital communication protocol on the market. The GRP-H series, an evolution of...

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...

Şimşek Plastik strengthens its offer thanks to Sipa

Major Turkish converter Şimşek Plastik has made an important investment in Sipa single-stage injection-stretch blow moulding technology. In April of last year, it acquired an ECS SP 25 unit with four cavity moulds set for its plant in Konya, around 270 km south of Ankara. Pleased with the success of that system, Şimşek Plastik has now...

A second extrusion line by Union at Plastisavio

The plastic laminate manufacturer, Plastisavio, assigned an order to Union for the supply of a second line with a capacity of 1,500 kg/h for the production of thermoforming sheets starting from 100% post-consumer material. For some years now, Plastisavio has been using another similar line supplied by the same manufacturer, based in...

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...

Dosing of polyurethane elastomers with integrated degassing

A company of Cannon Group, Cannon Afros has introduced B-Cast, an innovative new dosing unit addressing the needs of PU casting elastomers. B-Cast integrates Cannon’s proprietary technologies including - but not limited to - thin-film degassing, and eco-cleaner for solvent recycle, and can easily be configured to customers’ specific...

Moretto at Mecspe with the new CRX Mobilux dryer

The participation of Moretto in the Mecspe exhibition is all in the name of innovation, both for the venue of the event - which is taking place from November 23 to 25 for the first time at Bologna Fiere - as well as for the company’s technological lineup. After Fakuma, in fact, the company from Massanzago (Padua, Italy) is unveiling the new...

Efficient and clean grinding in blow moulding

Many are the innovative and unique attributes of the new series of grinding system solutions by CMG Granulators for application with blow molding machines, and all of them contribute to obtaining the highest degree of productivity, regrind quality (homogeneous particle dimensions and absence of dust), efficiency of operation...

“Talking head” for processing polyurethane

At Utech 2021, Cannon, a market leader in technologies for the processing of polyurethanes (PU) and urethane elastomers, displayed its innovative Free Pouring Laminar (FPL) SR L-shaped high-pressure mixing head reconfigured to accommodate more than 30 sensors to monitor processing performance during its life cycle...

Footwear manufacturing using 3D printing technology

Leader in polymer 3D printing solutions, Stratasys announced that Danish shoe manufacturer Ecco is using Stratasys Origin One 3D printing technology to accelerate product development, allowing conceptual footwear samples to be reviewed early in the development cycle using 3D printed moulds and lasts...

Solutions for the medical sector in the home of the medical sector

The exhibition centre has changed, but not the partnership between Star Automation Europe, BMB, Plastic Systems, Blauwer and Gruniverpal for the oncoming Mecspe exhibition, to be held this year for the first time at the Bologna Fiere fairgrounds from November 23 to 25. The common thread that binds the...

Three-way cooperation to produce MOPE cast film

The production of Mono Oriented PE film (MOPE) with cast technology is no longer a utopia: Colines, DOW and Comexi have set a new benchmark for the market, by producing a very high-level 30-micron MOPE with unique and specific mechanical and optical features. The film was totally made with DOW PE-based resins and...

The flexibility in granulation on display

At ArabPlast 2021 (Dubai, November 15-18) CMG Granulators proposes the new G17 range of granulators for the use beside the machines. They feature innovative characteristics that allow to obtain high productivity, regrind quality (dimensional homogeneity of the particles and absence of dust), operating...

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...

Friul Filiere in Poland with six extrusion lines for thermal break profiles

Six complete extrusion lines by Friul Filiere will be delivered to a Polish processor for the production of PA66 thermal break profiles for windows. This order confirms the renewed trusted partnership between the Polish market and the Italian company based on technological added value, the high quality of products and...