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Line for rPET sheets: no difference with the virgin material

Some days ago, a complete PET sheet coextrusion line underwent final testing at the Union factory in San Vittore Olona (near Milan). Destined for the European market, the line includes a ZP 112/52 D twin-screw extruder with four degassing stages and a TR 90/44 D single-screw co-extruder for the production of A-B-A type thermoforming sheets for...

INglass Group focuses on hot runners business with HRSflow

The 100% of Inevo has been sold by INglass to Luigi Cover, owner of CST Stampi, and Roberto Fagarazzi, Sales Director of the INglass mould division, since 2015. Inevo is the new name of the INglass mould division that started as Incos in 1987. Incos, focused since the beginning on injection moulds manufacturing for the...

Dual line for sorting and recycling of heterogeneous waste

The latest project the German manufacturer Stadler has completed for Schroll is the new recycling centre at La Maix, in the Vosges, near the town of Épinal (France). This centre has been dimensioned to be able to process 80,000 tonnes of waste per year. On the customer’s request, the facility was designed to allow for future expansion and the...

A new version of the ALLrollEX range on show

On March 11-13, Colines will be holding an open house at its manufacturing facility in Azzate (Varese, Italy) to unveil the latest version of its “best seller” ALLrollEX 1500mm 3-up. The cast film line series ALLrollEx is available in the 1000, 1500, 2000, 3000, 4000 and...

Investments bring financial strength and innovation

Innovation, digital factory and strengthening of the sales network and after sales service in each of the strategic markets. SCM Group continues to invest and the results speak for themselves. The group ended 2019 with a turnover in excess of 700 million euros, in line with 2018's record figures and on budget for the year. It was also in line with orders thanks...

The technical and engineering direction of Arburg entrusted to Guido Frohnhaus

At the start of the year, has taken over as Managing Director Technology & Engineering at Arburg in Lossburg. The 50-year-old engineer's remit includes the production, research and development, materials administration and technical administration departments. Guido Frohnhaus brings the ideal qualities to his role as Managing Director...

Coilers for large-diameter pipes

For coiling pipes up to 110 mm, 125 mm and 160 mm, FB Balzanelli recently introduced the coilers mod. MSR3065PE, MSR3015PE and MSR3515PE. All the models are the single reel type with the outer cut of the pipe and able to clamp the pipe automatically or manually, depending on customer preference...

“Thick&Thin", the revolutionary cast unit

Taking advantage of a 40 years experience in extrusion, Colines has developed a very innovative system for the production of high range thickness CPP, CPE and multilayer barrier film, from 15 to 500 micron. The system consists of a multi-roller cast unit with two separate cast zones, which allows...

Engel in Chile with Noblecorp

The new representation of Engel in Chile is Noblecorp. The two partners are thereby expanding their cooperation. Noblecorp is already successful in Peru on behalf of the Austrian injection moulding machine manufacturer and system solution provider. "We are delighted to have won Noblecorp for the important Chilean market," says...

Ultra-high throughputs by removing even difficult contaminants

Member of the Maag Group, Ettlinger developed the brand new ERF 1000 high performance melt filter for very high throughputs in recycling applications for plastic materials. The four filter drums provide a total of 6,280 square centimetres of filtration surface - twice as much as the ERF 500, the previous top-of-the-range model...

Protect processing machines and improve product quality

Metal contamination is an issue for any company producing plastics products or managing plastic waste.  In virgin plastic manufacturing processes, metal damages processing equipment and the quality of the end-product. Recycled plastic commonly has both ferrous and non-ferrous metal contamination, and removal is vital to...

“Green” alternative to the PVC or PE films for food

The Italian manufacturer of extrusion plants, Bandera, is determined to keep a steady commitment to and support of the circular economy. The bio-compostable materials represent a valid option to boost the “green performing” packaging products. In this regard, in the blown film sector, Bandera is increasingly involved in fruitful...

Racing with the giants of the automotive and aerospace industries

A technological development centre with special, state-of-the-art machinery to process composite materials, plastic, glass, stone and metal. An outlook onto the future of smart manufacturing for companies in state-of-the-art industries like car and aerospace, which here, can not only discover the latest innovations in terms of technologies and services...

Sustainable solutions for the plastic packaging of the future

With over 1,000 cap types used by the global industry's major players, Sacmi is the world's number one beverage cap designer. Needless to say, the Group is set to play a pivotal role at Upakovka, Russia's biggest packaging&processing technology fair, to be held in Moscow from January 28 to 31, 2020...

Less-than-encouraging full-year forecast

A negative year-end result is expected for the Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery industry as reiterated in the foreign trade data just published by Istat (Italian National Statistical Institute) for January-September, analysed by the Amaplast Studies Center...

Paul Caprio new president for Engel North America

With the beginning of the new year, Engel North America welcomes Paul Caprio as president. As of January 2, 2020, Caprio is managing the sales and service subsidiary of the Austria-based injection moulding machine builder together with CEO Mark Sankovitch...

New subsidiary in North America for Pegaso Industries

The holding company based in Borgoricco (Padua, Italy) that includes Plastic Systems, Blauwer, Ergomec, PETSolutions and Steels Systems, Pegaso Industries, will soon open a new subsidiary in North America with the aim of developing the local market. Plastic Systems Usa will join Plastic Systems Shanghai, Plastic Systems Latin America and...

Four flat-die lines operating simultaneously

An open house organised by Bandera at its House of Extrusion closed its doors on  December 17. During the event, four fully equipped rigid film extrusion lines were simultaneously showcased in operation. All the lines featured inter-connectable 4.0 control systems and reduced power consumption...

LDPE recycling with laser screen

Family business specialising in the production and maintenance of fire protection systems, the Italian company Italfire is headquartered in Manduria (near Taranto, Italy). It recently entered the plastic recycling market when Antonio Lodedo, the owner, and his son Matteo installed a recycling line for post-industrial and commercial LDPE, entirely made in Italy...