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State-of-art heads and increased output: Bausano renews its extrusion lines for pipes

The global demand for plastic pipes has grown exponentially and, over the next few years, is set to increase for a large variety of applications: from water and gas supply networks, rainwater drainage and the transport of various fluids to energy supply systems and sprinkler systems. In this context, Bausano announces that it has...

Unscrewing moulds with electric drives

With over fifty years of experience in the creation, construction and design of moulds for different sectors, including food and beverage, cosmetics, home care, automotive, pharmaceutical and healthcare, the Italian Gefit, always looking for innovative solutions, has decided to replace the hydraulic or pneumatic movements with...

A Sorema “film-to-film” recycling plant to Polish Anna Recykling

Polyethylene films are nowadays playing an increasingly essential role in protecting food and goods throughout the whole supply chain, enabling correct and safe delivery. However, once they become waste, they have to be recycled too. As a result, the share of recycled films is rising all over Europe and especially in countries like Poland, where...

3D printers with SAF technology for large volume production

The first details about its upcoming line of powder bed fusion-based 3D printers has been shared by Stratasys. The new H Series Production Platform will be powered by Selective Absorption Fusion (SAF) technology specifically designed to meet the needs of volume manufacturing. Commercial availability of 3D printers based on SAF technology...

Macchi chooses Gefran to enhance the production efficiency of its extruders

To enhance the production efficiency of its extruders, Macchi relies on Gefran as a trusted partner thanks to a complete package of solutions, among which the Melt pressure sensors with IO-Link digital output stand out. Melt pressure transmitters with IO-Link digital output optimize the entire extrusion process...

Smart coiler for corrugated pipes

The F1 0800C automatic single head coiler by FB Balzanelli for easily adjustable pipe reels consists of a pipe length measuring system, cutting system, dedicate pipe size tools, automatic stretch wrapping and off-loading of the finished coils. Designed to obtain perfect coiling of PVC, PP and PE corrugated pipes and corrugated prewired pipes. The coils...

Colines strengthens its Turkish-bond by supplying a new line to Koksan

Thanks to the further supply of a brand new ALLrollEX 3000mm line (6-up) to Koksan, Colines has strengthened its Turkish-bond. Koksan is a prestigious company located in Gaziantep, Turkey, and the line supplied is the latest version of our flagship cast line for stretch film production ALLrollEX, equipped with all of the...

Large melt pupms for high production

The high-capacity melt pump portfolio has been expanded by Nordson Corporation enhancing process efficiency and end-product quality while reducing the total cost of ownership in comparison with its previous large pumps. The new BKG BlueFlow melt pumps are available in five sizes, with capacities ranging from...

The hundredth Contiform 3 Speed for stretch blow-moulding has been installed

Less than two years later its launch, Krones recently installed at Odenwald Quelle, a manufacturer of bottles for soft drinks based in Heppenheim (Germany), the hundredth Contiform 3 Speed machine for the stretch-blow molding of bottles in PET. “The Contiform 3 Speed boasts several persuasively attractive pluses. It is compactly...

Over 1000 HRSflow’s servo-driven hot runner systems sold worldwide

A steadily growing number of injection moulders are being convinced by the precision and reliability of HRSflow's hot runner technology, which has been proving its performance in many industries for years. First introduced at K 2013, their servo-driven valve gate system has since been a powerful driver of growth for this...

Joint development of a moulding cell for testing with high performance polymers

Creating tomorrow’s polymer innovations starts with understanding the chemical and mechanical performance and processing conditions of materials. At the Injection Moulding & Extrusion Pilot Plant of Basf in Ludwigshafen, Germany, the newest all-electric fully-automated injection moulding cell from Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is delivering...

Giant coiler for large diameter pipes

The new FB5200PE winder introduced by FB Balzanelli is one of the largest automatic coilers ever designed for PE pressure and gas big pipes featuring diameters up to 250 mm. Thanks to its size, it is possible to obtain coils of large-diameter pipes up to 13 metres long. The coils size can be optimised through the wide number of storable and repeatable...

The "green" attitude of Omso Servobottle machines increases

An automatic silkscreen-printing machine for decorating up to 10 colours in UV ink on multi-format containers, Servobottle by Omso has always been an eco-friendly solution. Since its design stage, the replacement of mercury lamps with LED lamps had made it possible to reduce heat transmission, cut the energy consumption of the...

Not just predictive maintenance: Bausano presents Orquestra

What are the opportunities of Industry 4.0 applied to the world of extrusion? The thoughts of Bausano are turned into inspiration to make extruders increasingly smart. In that sense, Bausano presents the innovative software Orquestra, a centralised control system that was developed ad hoc and which integrates all components of the...

JSW‘s MMA regeneration is industrializing: from waste to virgin

PMMA waste depolymerization is not only “nice to have” for the benefit of the environment (sea, land, air), but foremost a tremendous resource and capital that has hardly been exploited professionally on an industrial scale to this day. MMAtwo is tackling the economic solution to this environmental problem methodically. To this end...

Sica belling machines focus on productivity and energy saving

The need for innovative “green” technology in the plastic pipe production industry capable of guaranteeing high performance, process flexibility and ease of use while allowing reduced energy consumption, has become increasingly pressing and has had a marked influence on the design of various types of extrusion line machinery, including...

CPP film for a hug room

One of the most challenging aspects of the prolonged global restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is certainly the rule of social distancing. It makes matters even worse when it involves the elderly, who are far from their loved ones in nursing homes. It’s unbelievable, but sadly true, that many of them have not been able to see their...

New-generation BKG 1000 water-ring pelletizer

A new-generation water-ring pelletizer (WRP) from Nordson Corporation provides uniform polymer flow, efficient heating, quick die plate change, and low dryer noise, enabling compounders and recyclers to increase productivity and enhance pellet quality. The new BKG WRP 1000 pelletizer represents an advance over previous WRPs and includes...

Previero presents Teknodepurazioni Aquae, its new wastewater treatment division

In October 2020, the new company Teknodepurazioni Aquae, owned by Previero, took over  the business branch of Teknodepurazioni based in Rivarolo Canavese, near Turin. Teknodepurazioni, a company operating for more than 30 years in the environmental sector, has gained a long experience in the study, design and construction of...