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Anti-wear elbows for polypropylene-based compounds

A member of the Tecnopol group, Omikron manufactures polypropylene-based, loaded and non-loaded top-quality compounds, used for a range of specific purposes. The Piedmont-based company is well known for its constant pursuit of quality across the production process. With the aim of rationalising and expanding its plant, Omikron decided to develop the pneumatic handling system used for both natural and loaded plastic...

New assistance facilities in Indonesia and Vietnam

Since August 2015, Amut Group confirms the establishment of new technical service points in Vietnam and Indonesia, boosting and consolidating a complete onsite support to the existing and potential customers. This strategy has been followed because of the great results always achieved in the extrusion and thermoforming field in

Fast cycle electric machine

BMB is going to exhibit at Fakuma (Friedrichshafen, October 13-17) an eKW28Pi/1300 fast cycle full electric machine that represents its complete range of highly efficient and low consuming presses. The company is going to showcase a 280-t machine together with a 4-cavity mould...

A day dedicated to pipes and profiles

On the first of October Piovan is organizing its Pipe & Profile Day at its head offices in Santa Maria di Sala, near Venice, a day entirely dedicated to the technology involved in the production of pipes and profiles. The event will be divided into three sessions during which talks will be by certain partners and associated companies...

New connections in production processes for the medical sector

The aims of Tec Med - Integrated technology for medical appliances, which took place on September 24 and 25 by Engel Italia and A Uno Tec, at the head offices of the same at Mirandola, near Modena, were to provide an insight into the production processing, share common efficiency goals for the improvement of the quality of operation...

Total integration for the beverage industry

The first “Food & Beverage Plastic Day” took place on September 15 at the head offices of Sacmi in Imola (Bologna), organized by the manufacturer in order to introduce its plants and technological solutions aimed at assuring high productivity, versatility and energy savings for the beverage industry. Capable of integrating the entire process from...

The other way of moulding rubber

During the recent DKT (Deutsche Kautschuk-Tagung) fair in Nuremberg, Presma exhibited an injection press complete with 12-station mould carousel capable of assuring productivity in line with current market needs, with some interesting advantages over single-mould machines. Firstly, thanks to the possibility of handling 12 different moulds, assorted production...

Respecting the torque and speed limits

The EBC90HT and EBC108HT co-rotating twin screw extruders recently developed by Comac for the production of thermoplastic compounds are capable of handling extremely high volumes with excellent performance levels. This is thanks to the screws having optimized profiles to assure high blending capacity and mounted on scrap-less machined axes...

American installation by Plastic Systems

The Italian manufacturer of ancillary equipment Plastic Systems has recently installed a handling, compounding and storage system at the premises of an American compounder that supplies polyolefin-based plastics and engineering polymers based products for the electrical home appliance, automotive and electronic industries. The system features...

Sacmi compression machine for Nova Chemicals caps and closures

Nova Chemicals Corporation has announced the purchase of a new Sacmi semi-commercial scale compression molding machine in support of the caps and closures market. This investment complements an existing Sumitomo (SHI) Demag injection molding machine. Together these machines fully replicate the...

A new technology for lightweight 1881 closures

Reducing the weight of a plastic component and obtaining a concrete saving on production costs. That’s the direction of the latest release from Gefit, completely dedicated to the beverage industry. Thanks to its long experience in this field, where high...   

Improving quality to reduce waste

The new developments by the Syncro Group (exhibited at Plast 2015 too) included, first of all, its most recent innovations in the field of automatic rings: Typhoon and Flyer 2.0. These are systems designed to significantly reduce production waste and reduce initial thickness variation (estimated to be 2-Sigma) by up to 80% thanks to...

Hydraulic moulding and hybrid blow moulding

After its participation at NPE 2015 and Plast 2015, Ferromatik - the Milacron brand devoted to injection moulding - has launched Elektron Evolution, a range of newly designed hydraulic machines equipped with an innovative operating system capable of offering greater flexibility and adaptability to practically every application field...

In-line shaping to reproduce traditional roof tiles

The Italian machinery manufacturer Bausano has recently provided to various processors in South America a new line for extrusion of plastic wavy profiles for roofs (PVC tile sheet). The new line extrudes directly PVC sheet with outer protective layer made of ...  

Large diameters are not a problem anymore

Expansion of FB Balzanelli range of coilers for the PE pipe market continues thanks to the latest new entry FB ML 7, a top-performance coiler for coiling and packaging HDPE pipes with diameters of up to 160 mm. This machine, capable of making coils of...

Integrated technologies for medical devices

Organised by Engel Italia and taking place on September 24 and 25 at the head offices of the company A Uno Tec, in the heart of the medical district of Mirandola (near Modena, Italy), Tec Med 2015 represents an important meeting point for experts in the medical field. The event will offer...

High-quality barrier films on 11-layer line

The need for barrier film is growing worldwide and so are the requirements for film properties in high quality barrier packaging applications. Parallel to this, producers are demanding high production flexibility to serve the market with different products. Reifenhäuser Blown Film’s answer to rising performance requirements is the...

Borderless overmoulding

Turra’s RT range has risen to great popularity worldwide, although one of the largest buyers of this machines is located in Italy and uses the model RT-60 for the production of magnetic valves. High claims to productivity and consistently excellent quality are the core requirements of this customer, requirements that...

Saving energy with a frequency converter

Regloplas, a manufacturer of temperature controllers that are distributed in Italy by Sverital, which presented them at Plast 2015, has come up with a solution that drastically cuts energy consumption levels. Nowadays, practically all injection moulding machines are equipped with one or more...