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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...

A new calendering line by Rodolfo Comerio at Tekni-Plex Gallazzi

The delivery to Tekni-Plex Gallazzi of a new high-performance calendering line by Rodolfo Comerio strengthens the collaboration between two top companies based in Lombardy. It was in March 2020 when Tekni-Plex Gallazzi was put into serious difficulty by a fire that had damaged the three calendering lines by Rodolfo Comerio operating at its...

A powerhouse of technology for bioplastics compounds

The biodegradable and compostable plastics sector is growing steadily, and this is partly due to the fact that several measures have been taken, especially in the EU, to cut down on single-use plastics. For instance, it is estimated that the market for PVA, a water-soluble thermoplastic polymer predominantly used in...

AlphaPET and SmartDuty lines by Bandera for the European packaging market

Two plants, belonging to the AlphaPET and SmartDuty series respectively, for the extrusion of PET and PP rigid film were sold by Bandera, after having been installed at its The House of Extrusion research and development centre at the beginning of the year to be ready for dispatch. The lines were purchased by...

Also a bit of Italy in the waterproofing of the new BIECC in Bahrain

The Saudi company Bitumat contributed to the waterproofing works of the new Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Center. The works are taking place with two waterproofing interventions: the basement was completed in 2020, the roof began in June 2021. In the first case...

Union grows in America with two lines for PP hollow sheets

The activity od Union on the American market is stepping up thanks to the recent sale of two complete systems for the production of hollow sheets. The systems delivered by the manufacturer from San Vittore Olona (Milan, Italy) can handle various MFI values without affecting quality and productivity and offer a flatness accuracy out of the...

Expanding shafts and lighter cores for better quality coils

The Italian company Colines keeps improving its world-renowned cast lines for stretch film production ALLrollEX’ overall performance, thanks to constant and significant research and development activities and to the experience gained with the delivery of over 250 lines worldwide. With their highest speed and best quality in production...

The new extrusion heads from Bausano starring at a virtual event

The doors of Bausano Digital Lab virtually will open on July 8 with a live streaming dedicated to the new generation of extrusion heads for the production of PVC pipes. Created for an international audience, the event will be replicated in two twin sessions at 9 and at 17...

Pellets under control in the production of submarine cables

A large and very successful Chinese manufacturer and global supplier of XLPE HV and EHV power cables, has been using the Purity Scanner Advanced from Sikora for quality assurance of high voltage cables in their production lines. Reliability is the most important aspect, when selling subsea cable. Typically, the company offers...

BG Plast lines for dimpled membranes in Russia and Poland

A contract was signed by Technonicol group of Moscow and the Italian manufacturer, BG Plast, for the supply of two extrusion lines for dimpled membranes with and without geotextile coupling for final width of 2,000 mm and 4000 mm. The two lines will produce 600 kg/h and 1,500 kg/h with extruders with diameters...

Bandera Plastic Week: four days on extrusion for circular economy

Working according to circular economy principles is no abstract concept, it is a markedly ecological approach to turning sustainability from theory to an actual call to action to generate profits in a responsible manner, particularly when talking about plastics. Bandera plays a significant role in this process, and from research to production size scale up...

Safer and more performing extruders: Bausano launches the new retrofit service

In order to further extend the service life of its extruders of the previous generations, Bausano is launching a new Retrofit program, an intervention that increases the efficiency and performance of the machines, also in terms of Industry 4.0, thereby guaranteeing access to 4.0 incentives when provided...

Corrugated pipes, not only round

The corrugated pipe in its double wall variant has for several decades now found its common application where it is required that the element inside can be inserted or slide easily, whether they are cables or water. And, if it was air? We hear more and more often about controlled mechanical ventilation; the need to...

Enhanced performances in XPE and PE-RT multilayer pipe extrusion

Domestic plastic pipes have experimented a significant increment in their use in the market. The advances in research and development of materials have made nowadays the plastic pipes one of the solutions to choose for the water supply, due to the economic and balance that they represent. The advantages offered by plastic pipes are, among...

GAP double open house event for the inauguration of a new R&D centre

On 12 and 13 May, GAP officially inaugurated its new research and development centre with a two-day open house exhibition. The company expressed its satisfaction for the success of the event as a sign of confidence of visitors towards the company, given the difficulties that everyone has faced in recent months...

More than twenty years of collaboration in the processing of PVC

A family-run manufacturing business based in Sydney, Australian Plastic Profiles (APP), continues its twenty-year collaboration with Bausano to guarantee the high performance of its production departments. For more than 40 years APP has been one of the major industrial companies in Australia...

A Comerio Ercole calender for the Mondorevive factory in Farentino

A machinery manufacturer from Varese, Comerio Ercole, will deliver a film calendering line to be installed at the Mondorevive factory in Farentino (near Frosinone, Italy). Equipped with four cylinders, the new calender will reach a height of 2.7 meters and its construction - complying with Industry 4.0 standards - will offer all the versatility necessary to meet...

Multi-purpose coextruders: now also for sheet production

From now on, the successful, standardized and powerful uniEX single screw extruder series from battenfeld-cincinnati is also available for sheet and board extrusion. Highlights of this extruder series are compact design, a wide processing window and high throughputs with gentle melt treatment. This makes...

Single-calender extrusion process for the production of waterproofing membranes

In the extrusion domain dedicated to thermoplastic PVC and TPO single or multilayer waterproofing membranes, Amut is able to design different tailor-made turn-key plants with either double or single calender. Such diversified systems may reach an overall production up to 15 million sq. m. and 8 million sqm of high quality membrane per year, respectively...