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A “green loan” for Sacmi from BNL BNP Paribas Group

BNL BNP Paribas Group has provided Sacmi with a 50 million euros loan to support the company's business development and its environmental and social sustainability projects. This “Positive Loan” scheme, in fact, offers specific terms and conditions designed to stimulate further enhancement of in-factory environmental performance. The terms of this...

The latest sorting technologies launched by a worldwide streaming event

June 9, 2020, marked the global launch of Tomra Sorting Recycling’s latest advanced sorting solutions to meet demand for faster, more efficient and smarter material sorting - both now and in the future. Under the theme of “Symphony of all Sorts”, Tomra Sorting Recycling formally launched two brand new products - Tomra’s new generation technology...

Stefan Moll at the helm of the technical development of Kiefel

Member of the Brückner Group and market-leading engineering company for plastics processing, Kiefel is reinforcing its management. Stefan Moll has been responsible for technical matters as CTO since May 1, 2020, with a particular focus on global medical engineering business. Moll complements the existing management team of...

Thermoformed face masks

The thermoforming division of the multinational Amut Group, Comi, has recently designed a special purpose version of the automated ACF820 thermoforming machines, helpful in limiting the spread of Covid-19. The ACF series, featuring die-cutting technology, is a flexible solution to adapt to different kinds of production. The basic model of the machine...

Positions secured, the look towards digitalization

Volumes of over 1.25 billion euros, growing employment (4,650 people), a net equity of 676 million euros: this is the picture that emerges from the Sacmi Group's 2019 Annual Report, presented at the Sacmi Imola shareholder's meeting. “The year 2019 saw Sacmi maintaining its market shares”, began the President of Sacmi...

Luca Ceresa new commercial director of Saip

Effective June 1, 2020, Luca Ceresa has been appointed as then Commercial Director of Saip. He joined Saip in 2012 and since then has been holding the role of Area Manager for Americas, West Europe and North Europe, with exciting results. Ceresa graduated at the Liceo Scientifico high school and attended the law courses at...

Remote commissioning is possible with WM’s thermoforming machines

In 2019 the company Upax-Unity, based in Perm, Russia, has purchased three thermoforming machines by WM Thermoforming Machines, to enlarge their existing fleet of over 10 units by a well-known German supplier. The equipment by WM was delivered to the facility in Perm just before the world faced the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic...

High-volume production of test swabs to start shortly

The demand for test swabs for nasal and throat swab tests will continue to grow strongly due to Covid-19. Injection moulding machine manufacturer Engel and Hack Formenbau are jointly committed to ensuring the global supply of test swabs. By providing an integrated system solution and process technology consulting, they are helping plastics...

Community masks from Fröbel injection moulded with Wittmann Battenfeld technology

Domiciled in Blaufelden, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Fröbel has developed a high-quality community mask for the fight against Covid-19 together with its partner company AKO Kunststoffe Alfred Kolb in Hoffenheim. The parts for this mask are produced at Fröbel using latest injection molding technology from Wittmann Battenfeld...

Simplified use of servo-controlled valve gate systems

Introduced in early 2020, Flexflow Evo is an advancement of the Flexflow technology for servo-electrically driven valve gate systems from HRSflow, which had revolutionized sequential injection molding. With actuators directly fixed on the manifold, the result is a ready-to-install system for quick and safe installation on the mold. The...

Virtual FAT not to stop activities

In this recovery phase after the emergency caused by the Covid-19 virus, before everything returns as before, it’s necessary to find out new solutions to meet the new needs caused by the pandemic. For this reason Gefit successfully finalized its first online FAT: by using cameras and...

Helmar Franz resigned as a member of the Haitian International board

Helmar Franz has resigned as Member of the Board of Haitian International Holdings. He joined the Haitian Group as Executive Vice President Strategic Business Development in 2005 and after the listing of Haitian International Holdings at the Stock Exchange in Hong Kong for a total of 13 years he acted as Member on the Board, including as...

Moss tests and installs screen-printing machine remotely

In the weeks preceding the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic in Italy, an important German company, leading the market of cosmetics packaging manufacturers, entrusted Moss with the construction of a screen-printing machine, whose FAT and delivery date has fallen during the pandemic lockdown in Italy...

Omipa in Brazil with C Picolo Business Consulting

The Italian manufacturer Omipa has chosen the Brazilian company C Picolo Business Consulting as the distributor of its products in the Brazilian market. Established in 1963, Omipa has ever since been active in the design and construction of extrusion and coextrusion lines for the production of high-performance technical sheets...

FAT and SAT from remote to give continuity to the activities

From remote factory acceptance tests (FAT) to the ability to provide a true remote start up service (SAT - Site Acceptance Test), ensuring customers, wherever they are, maximise the opportunities provided by 4.0 technology and expertise. Thus Sacmi is leading the reopening of international markets by providing customers with close support worldwide...

Fifth line of Amut for the Cambodian factory of Chip Mong Group

The Amut Group takes a further step in its growth trajectory in Asia. Following the latest success scored in the region, the Italy-based group is now committed to maintain its strong position as a preferred partner for Chip Mong Group in the South East Asian market, by providing an additional extrusion line for the expansion of its production facility in...

Injection molding: continuity and safety with a 4.0 perspective

New release of the app for QE1008-W, a system measuring deformation in injection moulding applications, created by Sensormate - a company of the Gefran Group. QE1008-W is a complete set including deformation sensors which are easily and rapidly assembled thanks to their press-on magnetic technology. It is the preferred solution by many of the...

Discontinuous foaming line with open mould system

The evolution of discontinuous plants means that production is much more adaptable to customers’ needs with maximum flexibility: a large variety of panel sizes, different thicknesses, variable production densities, and numerous panel types with different designs and geometries. Hennecke-OMS is one of the...

The surgical face masks for Romagna are made in Fusignano

The evolution of Baruffaldi Plastic Technology know-how has led to the construction of the MM100 automatic line for the production of surgical face masks, the first model of which will be ready in June and will be delivered to Codice, a company which, just like the manufacturer, has its headquarters in Fusignano (Ravenna, Italy)...