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Perfect allies for a more sustainable PVC supply chain

PVC represents a first choice material, promoting transition to a circular economy. In fact, PVC can be recycled even more than height times thanks to its polymeric structure, while maintaining the same performance levels. In that sense, granulation is one of the best processes to transform end-of-life PVC products or residues resulting from...

Compact, yet innovative and high-performance screen changer

The BDOx3 BF 140 self-cleaning screen changer by BD Plast has been operating successfully for some months at Mepol, a company based in Riese Pio X (near Treviso) producer of certified thermoplastic and eco-sustainable compounds since 1996. Mepol relies on its production capacity, competence and know-how to provide...

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...

More space, modularity, and ease of use with multi-component injection moulding

With its flexible configuration, the new series Allrounder More launched by Arburg for production-efficient multi-component moulding, can now be perfectly adapted to specific customer and market requirements. The machines offer increased space for larger moulds, greater modularity during assembly, as well as...

Complete aseptic line for milk drinks in PET bottles

Thanks to Sidel’s end-to-end complete aseptic PET line, UHT liquid dairy products (LDPs) from Spanish milk producer Covap are now also available in PET bottles for the very first time. This new PET bottle opens the door to meet changing market demand and ensures product integrity and safety...

Amut makes an encore with the British Biffa

Subsequent to the project accomplished by Biffa and Amut for the Seaham (United Kingdom) state-of-the-art recycling facility, one of the most modern and technically advanced in the world, the two partners join forces again for Biffa new investment in its facility in Washington, Sunderland (United Kingdom)...

Mechanical stroke regulator for hydraulic driven valve gate systems

A Mechanical Stroke Regulator (MSR) for hydraulic driven valve gate systems developed by Oerlikon HRSflow makes it easy to individually preset the opening positions of the pins in hot runner systems. Via a graduate scale adjusting screw the user specifies the individual oil volume, which the valve gate system then...

Expanding shafts and lighter cores for better quality coils

The Italian company Colines keeps improving its world-renowned cast lines for stretch film production ALLrollEX’ overall performance, thanks to constant and significant research and development activities and to the experience gained with the delivery of over 250 lines worldwide. With their highest speed and best quality in production...

CMG launches a new e-shop service for spare parts

A new tool for CMG customers is now available to simplify and speed up the procurement of spare parts. It is the new e-commerce platform directly accessible from the home page of the CMG web site. The process is not only extremely simplified and intuitive, it is also economically preferable...

“Smart” automatic coiler for large diameter pipes

The TR3515PE automatic coiler from the FB Balzanelli Excellence Series is perfect for coiling PE pressure pipes and gas pipes from 75 to 160 mm. The machine consists in one reel, one or two automatic strapping head for safer packaging operation and Round Pipe System on board. Smart frame designed to be assembled...

The new extrusion heads from Bausano starring at a virtual event

The doors of Bausano Digital Lab virtually will open on July 8 with a live streaming dedicated to the new generation of extrusion heads for the production of PVC pipes. Created for an international audience, the event will be replicated in two twin sessions at 9 and at 17...

High capacity line for PET and rPET preforms recycling

In the applications of PET, the concentrations of rPET are increasing more and more, to reach considerable percentage levels. 20% to 30% are the most common rPET concentrations in blends with virgin PET, however those percentages are rapidly growing, to the point that several bottlers have started to advertise 50% rPET and even 100%...

Pellets under control in the production of submarine cables

A large and very successful Chinese manufacturer and global supplier of XLPE HV and EHV power cables, has been using the Purity Scanner Advanced from Sikora for quality assurance of high voltage cables in their production lines. Reliability is the most important aspect, when selling subsea cable. Typically, the company offers...

BG Plast lines for dimpled membranes in Russia and Poland

A contract was signed by Technonicol group of Moscow and the Italian manufacturer, BG Plast, for the supply of two extrusion lines for dimpled membranes with and without geotextile coupling for final width of 2,000 mm and 4000 mm. The two lines will produce 600 kg/h and 1,500 kg/h with extruders with diameters...

Bandera Plastic Week: four days on extrusion for circular economy

Working according to circular economy principles is no abstract concept, it is a markedly ecological approach to turning sustainability from theory to an actual call to action to generate profits in a responsible manner, particularly when talking about plastics. Bandera plays a significant role in this process, and from research to production size scale up...

Adiabatic coolers for reducing water consumption and increasing the energy efficiency

The imperatives of sustainable development and ever higher energy efficiency of industrial plants and activities constantly require the development of new solutions. By building on the vast experience in process cooling and using the latest technologies available today, Frigel Group is introducing the brand-new LDK range of adiabatic coolers. This is...

Safer and more performing extruders: Bausano launches the new retrofit service

In order to further extend the service life of its extruders of the previous generations, Bausano is launching a new Retrofit program, an intervention that increases the efficiency and performance of the machines, also in terms of Industry 4.0, thereby guaranteeing access to 4.0 incentives when provided...

The Moretto auxiliary automation on show at Rosplast

From June 15 to 17, Moretto is attending Rosplast 2021, the Russian exhibition held in Moscow. For the Italian company, Rosplast is a very important occasion to present the Russian market with its latest innovations for plastic materials processors in the automotive, medical, textile, beverage, packaging, electronics and cosmetics sectors...

In Spain a line for selecting and separating films for the Life4Film project

The Life4Film project, financed by the Life programme of the European Union, has the objective of preventing the disposal of plastic film in landfill sites, and recovering this material. Life is the financial instrument of the European Union for financing R&D and innovation projects for the environment and climate action. FCC Medio Ambiente...