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A new vision of research and development oriented towards innovation

The Biesse Innovation Lab launched by Biesse Group is a major new project in the field of research and development and innovation which is set to serve as an accelerator for new ideas and start-ups of the highest quality; a stimulating and dynamic environment in which to cultivate links with the world of academia, universities and research centres...

Continuing to grow in the "Digital Innovation Services"

100% controlling interest in Iprel, a company that specialises in hardware and software design and supervision system development, has been recently gained by Sacmi as part of a broader group-oriented logic. This operation (approved at the Sacmi Imola shareholders' meeting) aims to strengthen the group's ability to...

“Virtual Fakuma” for Wittmann Battenfeld

Since Fakuma 2020 has been postponed to next year due to the health risks arising from the Sars-CoV-2 virus, Wittmann Battenfeld has decided to present the exhibits originally planned for the Fakuma and several other interesting applications in the form of product videos, and post them on a “Virtual Fakuma” portal...

German plastics and rubber engineering in a nosedive

As expected, in 2019 the soaring rise in turnover of the past years has come to a halt: German plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers had to resign themselves to a turnover fall of 6 per cent. This is what VDMA, the federation of the German mechanical industry, refer in its annual report...

Italian technology for the circular economy

Amaplast, the Italian Plastics and Rubber Processing Machinery and Moulds Manufactuters’ Association, after the launch of the Italian version, has now also launched the English version of a video to highlight how the Italian companies have always been technologically at the forefront of the world and brought an essential contribution to the...

Giant calender reconditioned and reconfigured in record time in spite of the lockdown

On July 23, a fully reconditioned calender for the production of technical PVC films left the Rodolfo Comerio premises in Solbiate Olona (Varese, Italy) to reach the Tekni-Plex Gallazzi factory in Gallarate (Varese). The operation of the calender had been compromised by a fire that damaged the company's facilities at the end of March. The...

Giving more added value to recycled materials

Can a recycled packet of chips or snacks become a high technical performance component? It may be possible with the latest recycling technology of Gamma Meccanica, an Italian company specialized in the design and construction of lines for the regeneration of plastic materials. The new series of GM Tandem lines born to give more "added" value...

Engel opens in Belgium and strengthens its presence in Benelux

On July 2, Engel opened a new sales and service office with its own training centre in Belgium. The injection moulding machine manufacturer and systems solutions provider headquartered in Austria, has once again boosted its customer proximity. The new office is located in Oostakker near Ghent, one of the most important industrial...

Thermal hot runner nozzle for direct side injection

The Molding Solutions strategic business unit of Barnes has expanded its portfolio of nozzles. In addition to the side valve gate nozzle “Edgeline” from Männer, Thermoplay can now also immediately offer a new, thermal side gate nozzle. This new open side-gate TFS hot runner nozzle is available in radial or linear layouts (TFS-Radial and TFS-Linear). The...

Colines, Anthony Caprioli is the new CEO

Colines announced the appointment of Anthony Michael Caprioli as their new CEO. He has now been part of the Colines team for over one year, beginning as a Board member and commercial director. Anthony Caprioli, on the initiative of the Board of Directors, has been given further...

Piovan Group non-active participation in Fakuma 2020

Customers, people and innovation are the cornerstones of Piovan’s corporate philosophy. Consistently, any choice of the group has, as a primary aim, the health and safety of its collaborators and potential visitors to its stand at Fakuma. The uncertainty in the evolution of the Covid-19 disease, together with the limitations to...

Not even Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik on Lake Constance

In light of the corona pandemic, Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik will also not be actively participating at the Fakuma in its usual form this year. Due to the necessary safety and hygiene measures, it would not be possible to provide an informative and relaxed trade show experience...

Nordson will not actively participate in Fakuma 2020

Because of continuing risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic, Nordson Corporation has regretfully decided that it will not actively participate in the Fakuma 2020 trade show. While Nordson’s Polymer Processing Systems (PPS) group will retain its exhibit space at the show, it will not send the team that it had planned on, nor exhibit equipment. The...

Giant for the rigid plastic films calendering

Two "giant" calendering plants were recently completed by Comerio Ercole for a major converter operating in the pharmaceutical industry in the Far East. The lines stand out for the five-roll calender for rigid plastic films, with a width of 2,400 mm. The lines are also equipped with an innovative longitudinal stretching unit, conceived and...

In Fakuma no active participation also for Moretto

Moretto will not attend Fakuma in an active way. This decision has been taken by the company considering the current situation uncertainty. The decision was not taken lightly but the health of people and visitors is the company priority. Even respecting the strictest hygiene and safety measures, it cannot expose them...

Change at the helm of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Italia

With effect from June 1, 2020, Paolo Zirondoli has taken the position of Managing Director at Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery (Italia). He succeeds Roberto Sallemi, who headed the company since its foundation in 2018. For two years, Roberto Sallemi successfully managed the Italian subsidiary of Sumitomo...

Engel will not go to Friedrichshafen

Engel will not actively participate in the Fakuma in the usual manner this year. The board of management made this decision considering the unforeseeable further development of the coronavirus pandemic. The company bears responsibility for the health and safety of both its employees and its...

Sepro Group scaling back Fakuma plans

Sepro Group has announced that it plans to substantially curtail its activities at the Fakuma plastics fair, should it be held as scheduled October 13 to 17, 2020. Sepro has recently made the decision not to display any robot solutions or automation systems and will consequently reduce staff attendance on the fair...

50 million euros from BNL BNP Paribas Group to Biesse Group

BNL BNP Paribas Group has structured a 50 million euros positive loan in favour of Biesse Group, the multinational company based in Pesaro with four business divisions, 12 production sites and 39 subsidiaries and representative offices worldwide, leader in the processing of wood, glass, stone, metal and advanced materials. BNL positive loan is...