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10-position decorating system for closures

A world-scale manufacturers of silk-screen, dry-offset and hot-stamping machines, Moss exhibits the MO 2610 dry-offset printing machine at Plast 2015 (stand B 52, hall 22). Developed initially for decorating the side walls of aluminium closures, the machine can reach a production capacity of 300 ppm and features a...

Less stressed products thanks to the gear pump

Founded in 2009 in Castel Guelfo, Bologna (Italy) by a group of experts - each with over ten years experience in the field of rubber compounds - Elastomers Union (stand A 37, hall 11, at the international exhibition Plast 2015) manufactures fluoroelastomer compounds (FKM) based on its...

Benchtop sphere spectrophotometer

At Plast 2015 exhibition (stand A133, hall 11) X-Rite and its subsidiary Pantone will unveil its next-generation benchtop sphere spectrophotometer, the new Ci7800. This new spectrophotometer enables customers to achieve consistent colour across the entire plastics supply chain - from concept design through...

Lab-line unit in North America

In collaboration with a leading European manufacturer of cutting systems, Icma San Giorgio (Milan, Italy) has launched a lab-line unit for testing in Monroe (near Detroit), Michigan, United States. This compounding and pelletizing line unit, equipped with Icma’s 50 mm diameter co-rotating extruder from the MCM high...

Shutoff nozzles for fast cycles

The product range of Thermoplay (stand D 102, hall 24, at the international exhibition 2015) has been broadened by a new shutoff nozzle, suitable for moulding technical parts, where the injection speed and high pressure require high performance. The sealing area between the nozzle head and... 

Milacron announces a proposed Initial Public Offering

On April 3, 2015, Milacron Holdings Corporation - a global leader in the manufacture, distribution and service of highly engineered and customized systems used in the plastic technology and processing industry and a...

A new CEO for Negri Bossi

On March 5, under the new CEO nomination Craig Ward, Negri Bossi finalised the transformation process under new ownership. A graduate in Polymer Science, Craig started his career in the plastic material world at the...

Star Automation Europe strengthens its core business

The XW-VI and Es-II series will be previewed by Star Automation at PLAST 2015 (Hall 24, stand C81/D82). These are new vertical-entry robots, representing and strengthening the company’s core business thanks to the high performance of the XW line and to the high quality/price ratio of the...

Saving money, while improving process and material quality

Steep quality requirements especially in the high-end film market require 100% defect detection and monitoring of material quality during production. Only comprehensive and reliable material qualification returns optimum material quality and...

Eugen Hehl joins the Plastics Hall of Fame

In Orlando, USA, Eugen Hehl has recently been inducted into the “Plastics Hall of Fame” that is located at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, USA, and it has been honouring persons who have made significant contributions to the development and growth of the plastics...

Italian debut at Plast 2015

The Freeformer will be presented for the first time in Italy, demonstrating how one-off parts and small, multiple-variant batches can be produced from standard granulate without a mould in an additive manufacturing process, using Arburg Plastic Freeforming (AKF). The applications on view in the...

Maximum financial soundness for Piovan

On 13 March, Cribis gave Piovan its "D&B Rating 1", indicating the highest level of economic and financial dependability of a commercial transactions firm. This certification represents the highest assessment level of economic soundness and commercial reliability of an organization, and it is issued exclusively to companies that...

Frigosystem lands in the United States

After the sister-company in Mexico, it is the turn of North America. The new American branch of Frigosystem-Corema has been established in February 2015: it’s a lead of the Italian sales cell Go Trade and it’s, in fact, registered as Go Trade North America. The headquarters of the new company is in...   

32-cavity mould tested on a Canbio

Moulding tests at Negri Bossi in Cologno Monzese, just outside Milan. A 32-cavity mould for the production of 74-gram caps for food containers has been installed on a Canbio V220-850 injection press, which has been shown to be reliable, quiet and easy to use. The manufacturing cell also included a Sytrama robot and a GD92CU automation...

Three-platen clamping system

Avoiding an unbalanced transmission of the clamping force to the mould and allowing the use of moulds with bigger sizes than those of the platens. To this scope the Isit range of blow moulding machines with accumulator heads, developed by ST Soffiaggio Tecnica, features a 3-platen clamping unit with...

Efficient solution for the highest design requirements

In cooperation with Wegaplast, headquartered in Toscanella di Dozza, near Bologna (Italy), Engel has developed a production process for design objects, also using variothermal injection moulding technology. In this application the Swiss company HB-Therm is the partner for heating and cooling...

By train and by plane with the Speedmaster Plus

The Swiss manufacturer of thermoforming machines WM Wrapping Machinery has recently delivered a vacuum pressure forming machine with steel rule cutting and holes punching to De Ster company at their headquarter facility in Belgium. De Ster is a worldwide well known company specialized...

Up to 2000 caps per minute

At NPE 2015 Sacmi will be presenting the new version of the 48-cavity CCM (Continuous Compression Moulding) for the production of CSD (Carbonated Soft Drink) caps, optimized to ensure a power consumption even lower than the previous versions. Able to achieve output rates of up to 2000 light caps per minute (for mineral waters), the machine is...

High efficency debut for Plastiblow

Plastiblow at NPE 2015 will be showing for the first time in North America a fully electric PB5E-DL double station machine in operation that will produce a 350-ml flat/oval personal care bottle in 4+4 cavity setup. The technical solutions adopted to achieve the servo-driven movements...