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Discontinuous foaming line with open mould system

The evolution of discontinuous plants means that production is much more adaptable to customers’ needs with maximum flexibility: a large variety of panel sizes, different thicknesses, variable production densities, and numerous panel types with different designs and geometries. Hennecke-OMS is one of the...

The surgical face masks for Romagna are made in Fusignano

The evolution of Baruffaldi Plastic Technology know-how has led to the construction of the MM100 automatic line for the production of surgical face masks, the first model of which will be ready in June and will be delivered to Codice, a company which, just like the manufacturer, has its headquarters in Fusignano (Ravenna, Italy)...

Daniele Cerasaro new general sales and marketing director of Bandera

Bandera announced the appointment of Daniele Cerasaro as new General Sales and Marketing Director. Daniele Cerasaro has joined the company as an executive officer and his main task will be overseeing sales and marketing strategies of Bandera in the blown film and rigid flat die Technologies...

Remote installations of machines and systems during the pandemic

Despite the difficulties caused by Covid-19, Sipa is fully operational and ready to provide a high level of services to support its customers during this emergency, through its local networks, remote help desk and troubleshooting. Since the very beginning of this crisis, Sipa has been collaborating with its various sources of supply to ensure the provision of...

Seventy years in the service of the plastics industry

It was May 12, 1950 when two long-time friends, who had first shared their childhood years and then known the pain of the World War II, decided to build themselves a future based on the ideals of new-found freedom, reconstruction, and work which then went on to give life to Union...

HRSflow leads the hot runner field for automotive applications

Since the 4th quarter of 2019, HRSflow is the number one worldwide in the field of hot runner technology for automotive applications. This is shown by the regular internal comparison of the company's own sales figures with the corresponding accessible figures of competitors...

Glasses and transparent face shields for the protection from coronavirus

In the Italian scenario, many companies are converting part of their production into devices to deal with the emergency, continuing to develop projects for the community that can improve situations of coexistence with coronavirus. Negri Bossi, that since April 9, 2020, has been using two injection machines to produce masks for the community through the...

The maintenance app with augmented reality

Bausano has unveiled Bausano-Acty, a new app designed to speed up and simplify remote assistance interventions on its plants. The app was also developed in the light of current regulations introduced to curb the spread of the coronavirus, which restrict travel and on-site interventions, or make these more difficult. Available free of...

Co-rotating twin-screw extruder for advanced PP and HDPE recycling

The Italian manufacturer, Icma San Giorgio, successfully tested a new line for the advanced recycling of PP and HDPE to be installed at a major Italian group active in the industrial components sector. This is the second line ordered by the same customer following the installation, about two years ago, of the first one which has ensured ever...

Pursuing excellence and generating shared value

To mark World Earth Day - which has been held for the last 50 years in order to promote the ethical right to a healthy, balanced and sustainable environment, with events staged across every corner of the globe - Biesse has published the third edition of the Group's Sustainability Report (the Consolidated Non-Financial Statement...

Extrusion line for 100% rPET sheets

In full conformity with the current safety provisions in the workplace against the coronavirus, Union recently concluded the final tests on an extrusion line for single-layer thermoforming sheets of 100% recycled PET obtained from post-consumer bottle flakes and destined for the production of egg trays...

Gefran approves the 2019 financial statements and appoints Marcello Perini as new CEO

The shareholders’ meeting of Gefran chaired by Maria Chiara Franceschetti was held on April 28. The meeting approved Gefran financial statements for the year 2019 and resolved to allocate the entire annual profit of 6.2 million euros to retained earnings. The new Board of Directors, which met immediately after the shareholders’ meeting, appointed...

Internationalization of existing OPC UA specifications and new interfaces for extrusion

In 2019, Euromap and the OPC Foundation have established the Joint Working Group "OPC UA Plastics and Rubber Machinery". The aim of the international group is to develop worldwide standardized interfaces for plastics and rubber machines based on OPC UA. The existing Euromap recommendations, Euromap 77, 82.1 and 83...

FIP moved to June 2021

The trade fair for plastics, composites and rubber, FIP (France Innovation Plasturgie) initially planned from June 16 to 19, 2020, has been postponed to June 15 to 18, 2021, in Lyon Eurexpo. In this unprecedented context of health crisis and considering the decisions of the French government on the holding of professional events, the organizer...

Starting phase 2 in the best way

Just over a year after the start of the construction works, BMB has finally completed its new production department - the fourth - at its Brescia site. The manufacturer of injection moulding machines will thus present itself in the best way for the imminent start of phase 2 of the Italian government's strategy to combat the coronavirus pandemic...

Acceptance test via streaming with Russia

A plant for the production of coextruded HDPE and PP plates destined for Sapt, a Russian processor based in Nizhni Novgorod, was recently tested at the BG Plast factory in Marnate (near Varese). The manufacturer from Varese is particularly proud to have finished the plant more than a...

The ISO 20430 standard has been published

The standard ISO 20430 has been published on April 22, 2020, at the end of a long activity, which has lasted about seven years, for the study of the standard for the safety of plastics and rubber injection moulding machines, within the ISO/TC 270 Technical Committee, with the active participation of over 30 experts from the national standards...

Face masks for protecting mouth and nose in record time

Together with business partner Haidlmair, Engel is committed to improving the supply of face masks worldwide. In record time, mould maker Haidlmair developed and implemented a new mould solution for the production of reusable masks, which is now being used by plastics processing companies worldwide. Engel is delivering injection moulding machines...

CMG enters the Circular Plastics Alliance

An Italian manufacturer of auxiliary equipment for the size reduction and treatment of plastics, CMG (headquartered in Cento di Budrio, Bologna, Italy) recently joined the Circular Plastics Alliance. This is an initiative launched by the plastics industry under the European Strategy for Plastics 2018 aimed at...