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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...

High capacity line for PET and rPET preforms recycling

In the applications of PET, the concentrations of rPET are increasing more and more, to reach considerable percentage levels. 20% to 30% are the most common rPET concentrations in blends with virgin PET, however those percentages are rapidly growing, to the point that several bottlers have started to advertise 50% rPET and even 100%...

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...

Adiabatic coolers for reducing water consumption and increasing the energy efficiency

The imperatives of sustainable development and ever higher energy efficiency of industrial plants and activities constantly require the development of new solutions. By building on the vast experience in process cooling and using the latest technologies available today, Frigel Group is introducing the brand-new LDK range of adiabatic coolers. This is...

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...

The Moretto auxiliary automation on show at Rosplast

From June 15 to 17, Moretto is attending Rosplast 2021, the Russian exhibition held in Moscow. For the Italian company, Rosplast is a very important occasion to present the Russian market with its latest innovations for plastic materials processors in the automotive, medical, textile, beverage, packaging, electronics and cosmetics sectors...

In Spain a line for selecting and separating films for the Life4Film project

The Life4Film project, financed by the Life programme of the European Union, has the objective of preventing the disposal of plastic film in landfill sites, and recovering this material. Life is the financial instrument of the European Union for financing R&D and innovation projects for the environment and climate action. FCC Medio Ambiente...

Faster and more efficient colour change in hot runner moulds

Chem-Trend and Husky collaborated on a system solution that creates repeatability during the critical colour change process to ensure a faster, more accurate, and optimized approach for operators. The team devised a new guided procedure made easily accessible to operators within the Husky Altanium Mold Controller operator interface. The...

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...

New digital platform for Industry 4.0

The Smart Industry new generation digital platform, developed by Baruffaldi Plastic Technology for Industry 4.0 allows monitoring in real time the machine operating status, and collecting statistical data about its use. These data are stored in a proprietary cloud and are available both to the machine user for productivity analysis, and to the...

New parts of OPC 40082 published

What do pacifiers have to do with digitalisation? A great deal, if they are produced on an Industry 4.0-capable machine that is networked with its peripherals. The Joint Working Group consisting of Euromap and the OPC Foundation has published two new parts of the OPC 40082 specification "OPC UA Interfaces for...

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...

Haidlmair lands largest order in the company‘s history

In the midst of the global pandemic and possibly the biggest economic crisis in history, there can still be positive news from some companies. One such piece of news concerns the mould making company Haidlmair in Nussbach. The mould making specialists were able to secure the largest order in the company's history...

Industry 4.0: certificate of conformity for Exact pelletizers

The certificate of conformity according to the "Industry 4.0-Ready" requirements has been issued by Amaplast (the Italian Plastics and Rubber Processing Machinery and Moulds Manufacturers’ Association) to Exact, a member company based in Zingonia (Bergamo, Italy). Amaplast's technical department carried out an analysis of the...

Gefran participates to the SPS Italia Digital Days

From May 25 to 27, Gefran will participate to the second edition of the SPS Italia Digital Days. Three days full of round tables, scientific conferences and workshops dedicated to the most innovative developments in industrial automation, a unique opportunity for companies to discuss the digitalisation of the Italian manufacturing sector...

Flow controller series 110 and 310: new generation, familiar look

Redeveloping a globally known product with a unique selling point requires a good team and a lot of patience. When the next optimization step is then accomplished, it is the best argument for the work that has been put in. the new water flow controller series 110 and 310 from Wittmann are available...