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Gefit announces the launch of a new assembly platform

A new assembly platform will be lunched on the market by Gefit in the next few days. Despite the serious events occurred at a global level during this difficult year, Gefit has been keeping on and increasing its research and development activity, fulfilling a new ambitious and important project. Result of a long research activity carried out in the...

Even more cost effectiveness for small precision parts

Engel is extending its all-electric e-mac injection moulding machine series to include a machine with a clamping force of 1300 kN, thus further strengthening its position as a one-stop supplier for applications with electric injection moulding machines. The new e-mac 130 is being presented at the first Engel live e-xperience 2020 from October 13 to 16 to...

Continental relies on FDM additive manufacturing and materials of Stratasys

Renowned as one of the world’s leading tire manufacturers, automotive technologies leader Continental actually has an even wider solutions portfolio, including automotive part production, connectivity, automated driving and mobility services via its Continental Engineering Services (CES) division. Cost effectiveness and speed are keys to its...

Arburg makes poker in China

With a market presence dating back 28 years, Arburg has been investing in China continuously and has earned itself a reputation for excellent product quality and service. On September 18, 2020, some 550 invited guests were in attendance for the official inauguration of the Arburg Technology Center (ATC) in Pinghu. 7,700 participants watched...

New CMG grinding systems for recycling PET preforms

CMG launches a new series of system solutions for PET preform production. The very innovative and unique attributes of such new series are several and all contribute to obtaining the highest degree of productivity, regrind quality (homogeneous particle dimensions and absence of dust), efficiency of operation and the lowest TCO. The...

Engel presents product and technology innovations in a completely new virtual format

True passion, real innovation, virtual experience - this is the message from Engel at the first Engel live e-xperience, scheduled from October 13 to 16, 2020. Engel is setting new standards with a completely new virtual and interactive trade fair concept in a year that will not let the Fakuma show happen. Live exhibits, an online specialist congress and...

75 years of continuous compounding

20 August 1945, the day graduate engineer Heinz List filed a patent for the principle of the continuous kneader, is regarded as this compounding technology's birthday. Convinced by the concept, Buss inaugurated the first kneader test center in 1948 and delivered the first compounding systems for PVC and polystyrene in 1950, by which time List had become...

Arburg announces the Technology Days 2021

The Arburg Technology Days have been a unique and firmly established event in the international world of plastics since 1999. In 2020, due to the coronavirus and with significant foresight at the time, Arburg cancelled the event to avoid exposing visitors and employees to risk. The company has already decided to host next year’s...

New project acquisition for Amut Group recycling technology in the Far East

AMUT has been awarded a new tender project by a joint venture between two world leader groups, specializing in raw materials production and rigid packaging solutions, engaged in the circular economy, in the Far East and worldwide. The Italian group will contribute as a turnkey supplier to the most important project for sorting and recycling...

Appointment in Pesaro from October 5 to 30 with a new “on-life” event by Biesse

For the first time an event will bring together all the divisions of the Biesse Group, from wood processing to the machining of advanced materials, to glass and stone. “Inside In Action” is scheduled to run from October 5 to 30 and will be a hybrid, digital and live, event that will use a completely new formula to exhibit the Group's...

Italian technological excellence for the launch of the Vega space vector

On September 3, 2020, at 3.51 am Italian time, the Vega space vector, designed and manufactured in Italy by the Italian company Avio, based in Colleferro (Rome), has been successfully launched from the European base of Kourou (French Guyana). It is 30 metres high by 3 meters diameter and over 100 tons of pure Italian technology...

Baruffaldi-Primac launches two new logos and continues its technological development

Pandemic did not stopped Baruffaldi-Primac. On the contrary, the company launched its new logos to evolve and renew its image, updating it as its latest generation machines that stand out for their high-tech level. Baruffaldi is an Italian company which has designed and manufactured machines for...

IML for form and die cutting thermoforming machines

The research and development department of Amut-Comi has recently developed Easy Decoration, an IML (In-Mould Labelling) technique for thermoforming. This innovative solution differs from those currently available on the market that are combined with form and punching machines with tilting mould, as it has been conceived for...

Novelties in the hot runner technology

New and advanced developments around HRSflow’s hot runner systems are specially designed to increase product quality in cascade injection molding. This includes the only recently launched HyFlow technology developed for applications with hydraulically actuated cylinders, in which the opening and closing speeds and the positioning of each...

A co-CEO for Biesse Group

Since its foundation, Biesse Group has been a dynamic company on the lookout for new challenges. In this spirit, the company has decided to start a new managerial cycle with a new vision. In mutual agreement, Stefano Porcellini leaves the position of General Manager with effect from September 1, 2020, maintaining the position of member of the...

New production plant and innovation centre devoted to extrusion

On September 3, 2020, KraussMaffei officially laid the foundation stone for the construction of a new production plant for extrusion systems in Laatzen's eastern industrial park located in the Hannover region. According to the time schedule, the 66,500 square meter facility is planned to be completed by the third quarter of 2022. The new address...

Screws and barrels withstanding to the corrosion during the insulation of pipes and cables

Custom-designed Xaloy screw and barrel packages from Nordson Corporation withstand the corrosive effects of fluoropolymers in the extrusion of insulation for wire and cable while meeting the processing requirements of materials as different as fluorinated ethylene-propylene (FEP) and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)...

New line for CPP e CPE film

The brand new Polycast EVO from Colines is ready to hit the CPP and CPE market. The line represents the best combination for satisfying the latest market’s requests and guaranteeing customers the best price/performance ratio. This new cast line has a very compact layout, available in a configuration starting from...

Gefit invests in research and development

At the headquarters of Gefit Moulds & Assembly Division in Fubine (Alessandria, Italy) the construction of the new R&D space, which will be ready at the end of this summer, is ongoing. A part of the new premises, characterized by a special design, will be dedicated to welcome the projects currently being studied by the company, such as...