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Bausano inaugurates a department dedicated to lines for pipe extrusion

The leading international player in the design and production of custom extrusion lines to process plastics, Bausano, announces the inauguration of the new design department for pipe extrusion lines, opening the virtual doors to its factory on March 31. An engaging video-event, which focuses on technology and sustainability, during...

Second line of Icma San Giorgio at Sabiomaterials for the compounding of green polymers

The well-known Italian manufacturer of compounding lines and extrusion systems, in particular dedicated to the ecological transition, Icma San Giorgio, has recently delivered a second compounding line for biodegradable polymers to Sabiomaterials, a young and dynamic Italian company very active in the field of...

Polish profile manufacturer expands with space-saving extrusion solutions

The two coextrusion solutions supplied by battenfeld-cincinnati in 2019 proved so perfectly satisfactory to the modern Polish system manufacturer of door and window profiles from the very beginning that they immediately placed repeat orders for several more. With the space-saving piggy-back models consisting of main extruders and coextruders...

Union tests a hollow sheet line for the American market

A complete line for the production of polypropylene hollow sheets with a width of 2,800 mm and a capacity of 1,000 kg/h was recently tested by Union at its headquarters in San Vittore Olona (Milan, Italy). The plant is destined for the American market and is equipped with the most advanced...

Gneuss at Greenplast with new extruder and rotary filtration systems

At the Greenplast show, scheduled in Milan from May 3 to 6, Gneuss is presenting its brand new MRSjump extruder. As with the proven MRS extruder, the extrusion process does not require any pre-treatment of the input material, such as crystallisation or pre-drying of the material. Short residence times, low thermal and mechanical stress...

High-speed extrusion line for medical tubes

Safe processes and utmost reliability: the medical industry sets strict criteria for producing medical devices. Medical tubes, in particular, require the highest quality in terms of dimensional accuracy, surface type and complete absence of contamination. The new high-speed extrusion line for PVC medical tubes by Bausano meets...

Extrusion of composites with natural fibres for sustainable building

Sustainability is now a key concept that affects all economic sectors, first and foremost construction, where attention is increasingly required when dealing with innovative and eco-sustainable materials, also for interior furnishings. In this respect, Bausano responds to the new needs of the sector, enhancing its extrusion lines for...

A second extrusion line by Union at Plastisavio

The plastic laminate manufacturer, Plastisavio, assigned an order to Union for the supply of a second line with a capacity of 1,500 kg/h for the production of thermoforming sheets starting from 100% post-consumer material. For some years now, Plastisavio has been using another similar line supplied by the same manufacturer, based in...

Three-way cooperation to produce MOPE cast film

The production of Mono Oriented PE film (MOPE) with cast technology is no longer a utopia: Colines, DOW and Comexi have set a new benchmark for the market, by producing a very high-level 30-micron MOPE with unique and specific mechanical and optical features. The film was totally made with DOW PE-based resins and...

Friul Filiere in Poland with six extrusion lines for thermal break profiles

Six complete extrusion lines by Friul Filiere will be delivered to a Polish processor for the production of PA66 thermal break profiles for windows. This order confirms the renewed trusted partnership between the Polish market and the Italian company based on technological added value, the high quality of products and...

Production of water pipes with expanded PE sheath

A new European project for the production of insulated water pipes involving Union includes the production of expanded PE insulating sheathing for rigid copper or multilayer pipes with diameters from 16 mm to 32 mm and insulation thicknesses of 6, 10 and 13 mm. In addition, a coating and embossing unit will be used for finishing the pipes...

Two more lines of Bausano to the Dutch PlastChem

Dutch company specialised in producing PVC granules for extrusion and injection moulding, PlastChem opens the most advanced PVC production plant of all Europe in Hardenberg, the Netherlands, and once again relies on Bausano extruders. The company, already operating an MD 158 Nextmover granulation line and the model...

With PolyBlown Colines debuts in blown extrusion

After two years of research and development, Colines launches the new PolyBlown range of blown film systems, available in configurations from 3 to 11 layers. For decades the company has mainly focused on the engineering and production of cast extrusion lines, even though occasionally built blown film lines for...

Two Bandera lines for AMB

An international leading supplier of rigid and flexible films, the Italian company AMB will install two new extrusion lines from high-end Italian manufacturer Bandera in order to boost its production of recyclable PET solutions. Together, the new lines will produce an extra 20,000 tons per year to satisfy the increasing demand for...

A new calendering line by Rodolfo Comerio at Tekni-Plex Gallazzi

The delivery to Tekni-Plex Gallazzi of a new high-performance calendering line by Rodolfo Comerio strengthens the collaboration between two top companies based in Lombardy. It was in March 2020 when Tekni-Plex Gallazzi was put into serious difficulty by a fire that had damaged the three calendering lines by Rodolfo Comerio operating at its...

A powerhouse of technology for bioplastics compounds

The biodegradable and compostable plastics sector is growing steadily, and this is partly due to the fact that several measures have been taken, especially in the EU, to cut down on single-use plastics. For instance, it is estimated that the market for PVA, a water-soluble thermoplastic polymer predominantly used in...

AlphaPET and SmartDuty lines by Bandera for the European packaging market

Two plants, belonging to the AlphaPET and SmartDuty series respectively, for the extrusion of PET and PP rigid film were sold by Bandera, after having been installed at its The House of Extrusion research and development centre at the beginning of the year to be ready for dispatch. The lines were purchased by...

Also a bit of Italy in the waterproofing of the new BIECC in Bahrain

The Saudi company Bitumat contributed to the waterproofing works of the new Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Center. The works are taking place with two waterproofing interventions: the basement was completed in 2020, the roof began in June 2021. In the first case...

Union grows in America with two lines for PP hollow sheets

The activity od Union on the American market is stepping up thanks to the recent sale of two complete systems for the production of hollow sheets. The systems delivered by the manufacturer from San Vittore Olona (Milan, Italy) can handle various MFI values without affecting quality and productivity and offer a flatness accuracy out of the...