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In Lossburg moulding of protective goggles for German and Swiss medical and healthcare personnel

These days, nothing is the same as it was a few weeks ago. And yet the coronavirus crisis has made one thing very clear: companies in Germany and Europe are showing solidarity to help quickly. On the initiative of the German plastics machinery manufacturer Arburg, the Swiss specialty chemicals group Ems-Chemie, the German safety eyewear...

New managing directors for Engel subsidiaries in France and Benelux

Romain Reyre and Arthur van Dijk are the new managing directors in injection moulding machine manufacturer Engel international sales network. Romain Reyre will be in charge of the sales and service subsidiary in France, while Arthur van Dijk is joining Engel Benelux...

Frames and straps for protective transparent face shields

Frames and straps for Covid-19 face shield are manufactured by Mack on machines from Wittmann Battenfeld. Based in Altenmarkt (Austria), Mack has been supplying high-grade plastic parts and assemblies to a wide range of different industries for decades. One of the company’s latest products is a Covid-19 face shield which protects the eyes, nose and...

3D-printed face protection devices for the Marche Nord Hospitals

The Biesse Group continues to provide tangible support for the local fight against Covid-19. Following a donation for the purchase of technology to help the most critical patients and a fundraising campaign, the manufacturing departments are also being recruited, specifically the unit that handles additive manufacturing...

Injection moulding of thermoplastic rubber masks

Since April 9, Negri Bossi, located in Cologno Monzese (Milan, Italy), has been using two injection moulding machines to produce masks to counter the spread of Covid‐19, the most serious pandemic of this beginning of the century. The idea started from the moulding manager, Ruggero Galbusera, and the operations director, Maurizio Seregni...

Mould in record time to produce TPE masks

The corona crisis has a firm grip on Europe and much of the world. Increasing numbers of infected people and reports of new deaths have become almost a part of the daily routine. Critically, it is repeatedly reported that in hospitals and similar facilities, the protective equipment required is becoming increasingly scarce, and nothing more so than protective...

Piovan Group: Elisabetta Floccari is the new CFO

Elisabetta Floccari takes over from Luca Sabadin as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Piovan Group. A graduate cum laude in corporate and executive economics and business from the University of Trieste, Floccari began her professional career in various roles at prestigious law and tax firms such as Arthur Andersen and Ernest & Young...

Recycling of scraps without scraps

Coperion is implementing a closed-loop concept for the production of flexible multilayer film. Recycling multilayer film has long posed a challenge since such films can only be reclaimed in very complicated ways and not without residues. Now, however, Coperion has developed a closed-loop approach solution in which up to 100% of multilayer film...

The Hungarian Wittmann facility enlarged from 12,000 to 15,000 square metres

The Wittmann Group’s production plant in Mosonmagyaróvár (Hungary), Wittmann Robottechnikai, took over the neighboring company building from the previous owner Lematex. With this acquisition, Wittmann Hungary’s production area will be expanded with immediate effect from currently 12,000 sqm to a total of 15,000 sqm. The Hungarian...

A task force for sanitary face masks

Ultrasonic welding is a preferred technology for the production of respiratory masks made of nonwovens and demand increases worldwide. Herrmann Ultraschall is receiving multiple inquiries from medical technology customers who are expanding their existing production capacities and from hygiene customers who are switching from diaper to mask...

Thousand of bottles for disinfectant gel to French hospitals and pharmacies

In the fight against Covid-19, Sidel have transformed their international centre of excellence for PET packaging development and blowing solutions in France into a production centre and launched an exceptional production of bottles for hydro-alcoholic gel. A first batch of 5,000 PET plastic bottles for the disinfectant has already been provided...

Mecspe 2020 moved from June to October

New postponement for the Mecspe fair, which from June 18-20 has been further postponed from October 29-31. The organizer was forced to reschedule the event once again to ensure its smooth running in absolute safety under the prevailing of the coronavirus pandemic...

Calendering machines for non-woven fabrics used in the production of surgical masks

On Sunday March 22, the Italian government, as part of its ongoing efforts to reduce the impact of Covid-19, issued a prime ministerial decree (DPCM) extending until April 3 the restrictive measures that had already been introduced over the previous days. Italy’s manufacturers of machines for the processing of plastics and rubber are among those...

Italian companies continuing to manufacture, in compliance with the anti-coronavirus measures

Following the Italian prime ministerial decree of 22 March 2020, and the 25 March amendment of the same, indicating what production activities can be defined essential in Italy, the companies that have been allowed to continue working have been keen to show that they are still operational, albeit with reduced staff numbers, differently organised...

Production on large scale of 3D-printed personal protection equipment

Stratasys announced a global mobilization of the company’s 3D printing resources and expertise to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, spanning its Stratasys, GrabCAD, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing and partner network with donated printing capacity across all regions. The initial focus is on providing thousands of...

Michael Ruf succeeds Frank Stieler at the helm of KraussMaffei Group

Frank Stieler resigned from his office as CEO of KraussMaffei Group on March 31, 2020 and Michael Ruf, present COO of the company, has taken over the position from April 1, 2020. Stieler has been CEO of KraussMaffei Group since July 2015 and of KraussMaffei Company Limited since May 2019...

New managing director at Illig

Illig Maschinenbau has appointed Carsten Strenger to the position of Managing Director. Beginning April 1, 2020 he will succeed Karl Schäuble, who has held this position for more than 30 years. Strenger will be responsible for production operations and business administration. Heinrich Sielemann is responsible for sales, service and development...

100,000 euros to the San Salvatore Hospital in Pesaro for the measuring of vital parameters

Biesse Group continues to provide tangible support for Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord as it battles the coronavirus. Right from the start, the Group actively participated with a network of local businesses in a solidarity effort for the purchase of equipment that was urgently needed to address the emergency in our province...

One million euros for intensive care in Veneto

Taking action in their local region, the Zoppas family is supporting those on the front line managing the coronavirus emergency. Through its companies - Acqua Minerale San Benedetto, Irca and Sipa - the group donated one million euro to purchase fifteen complete intensive care units for the hospitals in Veneto...