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Gefran approves the 2019 financial statements and appoints Marcello Perini as new CEO

The shareholders’ meeting of Gefran chaired by Maria Chiara Franceschetti was held on April 28. The meeting approved Gefran financial statements for the year 2019 and resolved to allocate the entire annual profit of 6.2 million euros to retained earnings. The new Board of Directors, which met immediately after the shareholders’ meeting, appointed...

Internationalization of existing OPC UA specifications and new interfaces for extrusion

In 2019, Euromap and the OPC Foundation have established the Joint Working Group "OPC UA Plastics and Rubber Machinery". The aim of the international group is to develop worldwide standardized interfaces for plastics and rubber machines based on OPC UA. The existing Euromap recommendations, Euromap 77, 82.1 and 83...

FIP moved to June 2021

The trade fair for plastics, composites and rubber, FIP (France Innovation Plasturgie) initially planned from June 16 to 19, 2020, has been postponed to June 15 to 18, 2021, in Lyon Eurexpo. In this unprecedented context of health crisis and considering the decisions of the French government on the holding of professional events, the organizer...

Starting phase 2 in the best way

Just over a year after the start of the construction works, BMB has finally completed its new production department - the fourth - at its Brescia site. The manufacturer of injection moulding machines will thus present itself in the best way for the imminent start of phase 2 of the Italian government's strategy to combat the coronavirus pandemic...

Acceptance test via streaming with Russia

A plant for the production of coextruded HDPE and PP plates destined for Sapt, a Russian processor based in Nizhni Novgorod, was recently tested at the BG Plast factory in Marnate (near Varese). The manufacturer from Varese is particularly proud to have finished the plant more than a...

The ISO 20430 standard has been published

The standard ISO 20430 has been published on April 22, 2020, at the end of a long activity, which has lasted about seven years, for the study of the standard for the safety of plastics and rubber injection moulding machines, within the ISO/TC 270 Technical Committee, with the active participation of over 30 experts from the national standards...

Face masks for protecting mouth and nose in record time

Together with business partner Haidlmair, Engel is committed to improving the supply of face masks worldwide. In record time, mould maker Haidlmair developed and implemented a new mould solution for the production of reusable masks, which is now being used by plastics processing companies worldwide. Engel is delivering injection moulding machines...

CMG enters the Circular Plastics Alliance

An Italian manufacturer of auxiliary equipment for the size reduction and treatment of plastics, CMG (headquartered in Cento di Budrio, Bologna, Italy) recently joined the Circular Plastics Alliance. This is an initiative launched by the plastics industry under the European Strategy for Plastics 2018 aimed at...

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...