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The energy label comes into force

Upon proposal of the Italian machinery manufacturers, the European umbrella association for plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers (Euromap) is planning to introduce Recommendation n. 90: an energy label for plastics and rubber machinery, which will come into force on October 1, 2014...

Two tracks for draw-tape bags on roll

The new Roll-Flex Draw-Tape bag-making machine, characterised by two independent tracks, instead of one, developed by Saldoflex for the production of draw-tape bags on roll has been recently delivered to a primary European converting company. This machine sums up all the improvements recently seen on the...

Doubled performance with the new degassing system

As a result of the constant activity of its R&D department, Tecnova continues to develop its single screw lines and now presents its latest product denominated VTS (Vacuum Twin Stuffer), which is a degassing system with automatic restoration of the melted material. Both as a single and double degassing system...

Six days devoted to the pipes

Fifteen machines have been displayed by Sica during an open house at its headquarters from July 11 to 16 to present the most recent innovations destined to the production of pipes. Two cutting machines and two belling machines in particular were under the spotlights...

Refrigerator and free-cooler combined

The latest range of machines developed by Green Box allows two functions (refrigerator and free-cooler) to be carried out by a single solution. Its main advantage is its ease of installation, which is comparable to that of a traditional refrigerator: indeed, there is only one water circuit inlet, only one water circuit outlet, and also only...

Summer stretch film demos

Colines is organizing three demonstrations between July and September at its Azzate facility (near Varese, Italy) of two ALLrollEX machines for the production of cast stretch film. The ALLrollEX 1500 has been featured on 18-23 July for the production of 5-layer film with width of 1500 mm and net hourly production of...

Union invests in new production technologies

Union, which boasts a constantly growing order book, currently even larger than the average recorded in the early 2000s, is continuing to invest, this time turning its attention to innovative machine tools. The period from the end of 2014 to the end of the first quarter of 2015 will see new machine tools in production at the...

Four colours on 1,800 tons

A 1800 kW, four colour injection moulding machine manufactured by BMB has been installed in the moulding department of the Automotive Lighting facility in Tolmezzo, near Udine, Italy. With 1,800 ton clamping force and 4 position rotary table, this is the first machine by the Italian manufacturer installed in the processing...

Improving the surface finish of the rotational mould

The new Flow Promoter by Chem-Trend improves the surface finish of articles made by rotational moulding, resulting in a more uniform, flawless finish. It enables the material to penetrate the challenging areas of the mould more easily and to adhere more solidly. In rotational moulding, particularly in the production of irregular...

Balance for the first year of activity

Promixon was founded on 26 June 2013: the completion of its first year of business offered its founder and general manager, Marco Marinello, the opportunity to produce an initial balance sheet and make plans for the upcoming months. Marinello’s more than twenty years of experience in designing, constructing, testing and...

Calibration tank with dual vacuum chamber

Developed by Baruffaldi Plastic Technology and marketed under the Primac label, the new CV-2C/630-9/3P calibration tank has been developed especially for countries with hotter climates. It differs from more traditional solutions due to its dual vacuum chamber and two additional hot water evacuation pumps, which improve...

High speed lamination without solvents

The Julia III Maxi is Bielloni Converting’s new “solventless” laminator for polypropylene and rigid polyester. Able to laminate paper and aluminium too, it can reach an throughput of 400 m/minute using up to 1500 mm diameter reels. The unwinders and rewinders are shaftless, have adjustable width and are fitted with a...

Remote controlled refrigerators

Starting in September 2014, all Frigosystem high energy saving lines that use the refrigerant R410 - Raca Plus Energy, Kite and Heating & Cooling (HC) - will be equipped with a new microprocessor smart control system that will allow them to be connected to a network and remotely controlled both by the manufacturer...

Five days for ten layers

Torninova will hold an open house from 30 June through 4 July focusing on its Coex Bubble 2.600 line for high speed, high productivity in-line co-extrusion of bubble wrap. The flat-head Coex Bubble machines are distinguished by three extruders for LDPE, adhesive and PA6, used to make co-extruded multilayer film with...

Results and new technologies at the German two days of Haitian

At a press conference held on June 26 at the headquarters of Zhafir Plastics Machinery in Ebermannsdorf (Germany), which was part of a two-day European open-house event, Haitian International presented the results it recorded in the 2013 financial year, which ended on the day of the press conference (26 June 2014)...

Refrigeration trends

The European refrigeration market seems to be recording signs of marginal growth. According to Corrado Vezzoli, global sales export manager for Industrial Frigo, this is because it never fully ground to a halt. In fact, processors seem to have lowered investments into new...

Two-day open-house at IMS Deltamatic

On June 26 and 27, IMS Deltamatic opens the doors of its Calcinate (near Bergamo) plant to processors and suppliers. During this two-day open-house the company demonstrates, in operation, various machine models produced by its Turra division, which specialises...

More safe presses

CEN (European Committee for Standardization) has published the final version of EN 289:2014 concerning the safety requirements of compression and transfer moulding machines, which will come into force upon publication in the European Official Journal. EN 289:2014 is one of the 18 European harmonized...

When extrusion rhymes with customization

Amut provides customizable solutions in pipe extrusion in terms of both materials and diameters. Based in Novara (Italy), Amut’s most recent products include a line sold in Vietnam for the extrusion of PE 100 pipes with external diameters of up to 1000 mm. A compact, newly conceived extrusion head and an extruder able to...