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New contract for Union: turnkey line for the production of XPS insulating boards

Experience, technological development and innovation in the foam field have rewarded Union once again with another important “turnkey" contract for the supply of the extrusion line of over 250,000 cubic meters per year of extruded foam polystyrene boards (XPS) for the building industry...

Pandemic and remote commissioning: turning a challenge into an opportunity

In recent times, a way to limit the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic has consisted of the adoption of behaviours such as social distancing. However, the compliance with these rules, as well as with others indicated by the competent authorities in order to overcome the current health crisis, has not prevented many companies from...

Friul Filiere develops special extrusion equipment for HDPE pipes

The special equipment developed by Friul Filiere for the extrusion of three-layer HDPE pipes is characterized by the patented Tubeasy system implemented on the head as well as by the possibility of using recycled material. Tubeasy ensures the perfect alignment of the material flow by only adjusting two screws...

Bausano presents the renewed line of E-GO single-screw extruders for PO pipes

Worldwide, demand for polyolefin pipes (PO) is growing steadily thanks to their excellent physical and mechanical properties, able to outclass the performances of other materials. In this connection, they are emerging as the preferred choice for the construction of sewerage and drainage infrastructure, as well as networks for the Oil & Gas industry...

Coperion provides two new Fast Track ZSK extruders to Sirmax

Italian compounder Sirmax goes forward to invest in technological innovation, continuing strongly in the direction of a sustainable business. The company from Padua (Italy) has expanded its production capacity for sustainable plastics, relying upon Fast Track ZSK extruders from Coperion. These new models stand out for...

A sheet coextrusion line from Amut in Egypt

An Amut extrusion line for PS and PP sheets to be thermoformed has been installed at an Egyptian converter. The plant reaches over 700 kg/h of total output, and produces sheets with a 1,000 mm usable width and an ABC layers configuration with a thickness range of 0.2 to 2 mm....

Colines first ALLrollEX Nanolayer started up in Africa

The manufacturer and distributor of packaging in South Africa Transpaco Specialised Films started its brand-new ALLrollEX 1500 57-Nanolayer cast line for stretch film production in their Johannesburg plant. The first Nanolayer line running in the continent sets a new benchmark for all of Africa. Colines can...

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...

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...