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The "bottle to bottle" during the pandemic: Previero turns a difficulty into an opportunity

Some turnkey plants with an output range between 2,000 kg/h and 9,000 kg/h of washed and regranulated PET flakes from post-consumer bottles collection were recently sold by Previero-Sorema in Latin America. These PET bottle recycling plants include automatic feeding, prewashing, delabeling, wet...

Cutting PVC pipes without chips and dust

Manufactured by Sica, the Combo 110KW and TRS W pipe cutting machines  incorporate a new technology to cut and chamfer plastic pipes without generating chips and dust, resulting in benefits such as raw material savings, lower process management costs, no need for suction systems - given the absence of...

More than twenty years of collaboration in the processing of PVC

A family-run manufacturing business based in Sydney, Australian Plastic Profiles (APP), continues its twenty-year collaboration with Bausano to guarantee the high performance of its production departments. For more than 40 years APP has been one of the major industrial companies in Australia...

IRB 1300 robot by ABB for harsh and clean room applications

The 6-axis IRB 1300 industrial robot by ABB includes new protection elements that enable it to be used in tough industrial applications and contamination-free production processes, opening new opportunities for increased productivity, improved product quality and reduced cycle times in a variety of industries including...

A Comerio Ercole calender for the Mondorevive factory in Farentino

A machinery manufacturer from Varese, Comerio Ercole, will deliver a film calendering line to be installed at the Mondorevive factory in Farentino (near Frosinone, Italy). Equipped with four cylinders, the new calender will reach a height of 2.7 meters and its construction - complying with Industry 4.0 standards - will offer all the versatility necessary to meet...

Servotube becomes more and more technological

The Omso Servotube high-quality combined machine for printing tubes and sleeves becomes even more technological. High-technology upgrades open up new and interesting application fields. Servotube137 has been one of the Omso best sellers for the combined flexographic and silk-screen printing of...

Engel hands over 100th injection moulding machine to MTA in Italy

Headquartered in Codogno (Lodi, Italy), MTA in northern Italy, is one of only a few companies certified to manufacture automotive fuses. In order to combine its high quality standards with efficiency, the company primarily relies on tie-bar-less injection moulding machines by Engel. In spring 2021, the 100th machine, an Engel victory, was delivered to...

Multi-purpose coextruders: now also for sheet production

From now on, the successful, standardized and powerful uniEX single screw extruder series from battenfeld-cincinnati is also available for sheet and board extrusion. Highlights of this extruder series are compact design, a wide processing window and high throughputs with gentle melt treatment. This makes...

Single-calender extrusion process for the production of waterproofing membranes

In the extrusion domain dedicated to thermoplastic PVC and TPO single or multilayer waterproofing membranes, Amut is able to design different tailor-made turn-key plants with either double or single calender. Such diversified systems may reach an overall production up to 15 million sq. m. and 8 million sqm of high quality membrane per year, respectively...

Fanuc partners with Recycleye to robotize recycling industry

One of the world’s largest robotics manufacturers, Fanuc, is breaking into the waste management industry by partnering with intelligent waste management startup Recycleye. Over the past 12 the months, Recycleye has combined its validated AI computer vision technology with Fanuc’s 60 years of experience in automation, to...

State-of-art heads and increased output: Bausano renews its extrusion lines for pipes

The global demand for plastic pipes has grown exponentially and, over the next few years, is set to increase for a large variety of applications: from water and gas supply networks, rainwater drainage and the transport of various fluids to energy supply systems and sprinkler systems. In this context, Bausano announces that it has...

Unscrewing moulds with electric drives

With over fifty years of experience in the creation, construction and design of moulds for different sectors, including food and beverage, cosmetics, home care, automotive, pharmaceutical and healthcare, the Italian Gefit, always looking for innovative solutions, has decided to replace the hydraulic or pneumatic movements with...

A Sorema “film-to-film” recycling plant to Polish Anna Recykling

Polyethylene films are nowadays playing an increasingly essential role in protecting food and goods throughout the whole supply chain, enabling correct and safe delivery. However, once they become waste, they have to be recycled too. As a result, the share of recycled films is rising all over Europe and especially in countries like Poland, where...

3D printers with SAF technology for large volume production

The first details about its upcoming line of powder bed fusion-based 3D printers has been shared by Stratasys. The new H Series Production Platform will be powered by Selective Absorption Fusion (SAF) technology specifically designed to meet the needs of volume manufacturing. Commercial availability of 3D printers based on SAF technology...

Macchi chooses Gefran to enhance the production efficiency of its extruders

To enhance the production efficiency of its extruders, Macchi relies on Gefran as a trusted partner thanks to a complete package of solutions, among which the Melt pressure sensors with IO-Link digital output stand out. Melt pressure transmitters with IO-Link digital output optimize the entire extrusion process...

Smart coiler for corrugated pipes

The F1 0800C automatic single head coiler by FB Balzanelli for easily adjustable pipe reels consists of a pipe length measuring system, cutting system, dedicate pipe size tools, automatic stretch wrapping and off-loading of the finished coils. Designed to obtain perfect coiling of PVC, PP and PE corrugated pipes and corrugated prewired pipes. The coils...

Colines strengthens its Turkish-bond by supplying a new line to Koksan

Thanks to the further supply of a brand new ALLrollEX 3000mm line (6-up) to Koksan, Colines has strengthened its Turkish-bond. Koksan is a prestigious company located in Gaziantep, Turkey, and the line supplied is the latest version of our flagship cast line for stretch film production ALLrollEX, equipped with all of the...

Large melt pupms for high production

The high-capacity melt pump portfolio has been expanded by Nordson Corporation enhancing process efficiency and end-product quality while reducing the total cost of ownership in comparison with its previous large pumps. The new BKG BlueFlow melt pumps are available in five sizes, with capacities ranging from...

The hundredth Contiform 3 Speed for stretch blow-moulding has been installed

Less than two years later its launch, Krones recently installed at Odenwald Quelle, a manufacturer of bottles for soft drinks based in Heppenheim (Germany), the hundredth Contiform 3 Speed machine for the stretch-blow molding of bottles in PET. “The Contiform 3 Speed boasts several persuasively attractive pluses. It is compactly...