• 21 February 2024

    LyondellBasell announces executive committee changes

    LyondellBasell announced changes to its executive committee, which will be effective starting on March 1, 2024. Kimberly (Kim) Foley will assume the role of executive vice president, Global Olefins & Polyolefins (O&P), Refining and Supply Chain, and Aaron Ledet has been promoted to the role of executive vice president, Intermediates and Derivatives (I&D)...
  • 14 February 2024

    Frigosystem in Asia with a new branch in India

    Following the announcement at the Plast Focus fair in New Delhi (held from 1 to 5 February 2024), Frigosystem is going to open a new branch in Chennai, India, the capital of the local automotive industry overlooking the Bay of Bengal. This is the first branch of the Italian company on the Asian continent...
  • 14 February 2024

    Integration means automation

    Stepping up automation through the integration of one or more machines. IMG emphasises its focus on greater automation of the production processes related to rubber injection moulding, aiming at improving efficiency for the benefit of plastics converters. The company based in...
  • 14 February 2024

    PiovanGroup acquires majority in Nu-Vu Conair and strengthens in India

    PiovanGroup acquires a majority stake in Nu-Vu Conair and consolidates its competitive position in India, one of the fastest growing markets in the industry. The acquisition of an additional 1% equity stake in Nu-Vu Conair Private allows PiovanGroup, to reach a collective 51% stake and capture growth in...
  • 14 February 2024

    A new area sales manager in Syncro Group

    Jeannine Böhmer joined Syncro Group as new area sales manager. She brings more than 10 years of experience in the plastics equipment industry. “I am very excited to join Syncro Group and I’m looking forward to facing all the challenges and bringing remarkable results with...
  • 14 February 2024

    Netstal sale to Krones signed

    Munich-based mechanical engineering group KraussMaffei is selling its Swiss subsidiary Netstal Maschinen to Krones, a long-standing Netstal customer that manufactures machines for filling and packaging beverages and liquid foods. The transaction having already been announced on 29 January, the purchase...
  • 14 February 2024

    Meaf first rPET food sheet line in Lithuania

    By mating its energy efficient sheet extrusion lines with Kreyenborg’s IR-Clean Super-Clean process for post-consumer recycled PET, Meaf Machines can now offer its customers a cost-effective alternative for the production of FDA/EFSA approved single layer PET food grade sheet. A first...
  • 07 February 2024

    In Piovan a new division dedicated to refrigeration

    PiovanGroup launches a new strategic division in industrial and process cooling, the result of the integration of the business segments operated by the recently acquired Thermal Care and the existing Aquatech. The two companies share a 50-year history of designing, selling, and servicing high-quality heat transfer solutions for...
  • 07 February 2024

    Luigi Bandera inducted in the Plastics Hall of Fame

    Luigi Bandera, the founder of the extrusion and recycling equipment manufacturer Bandera, will be inducted in the prestigious Plastics Hall of Fame for his long-lasting and significant contribution to the development of plastics extrusion technologies. The recognition is significant...
  • 07 February 2024

    Promoting technological excellence and energy efficiency

    The correct process temperature is an essential factor for production, especially in applications where it is necessary to comply with very tight thermal tolerances, such as in plastics processing, and, therefore, even small temperature variations may have a negative impact on process performance. This is...
  • 07 February 2024

    In-line PET bottle quality control with automatic adjustment

    Sidel, a leader in innovative PET packaging solutions, is launching its latest quality control technology for PET bottles. IntelliAdjust is set to transform customers’ ability to produce PET bottles to a high and consistent standard. The smart bottle blowing control system offers high performance and easy to use technology that enables...
  • 07 February 2024

    Davis-Standard completes acquisition of ETG

    Davis-Standard, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of extrusion and converting technology, announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Extrusion Technology Group (ETG). The acquisition includes three brands: battenfeld-cincinnati, exelliq, and Simplas. These additions...
  • 07 February 2024

    Change at the helm of EuRIC

    Emmanuel Katrakis, who has served as EuRIC’s Secretary General since the association’s establishment in 2014, decided to step down as of March. Julia Blees, EuRIC’s Policy Director is poised to carry forward the association’s vision and mission, which is celebrating its momentous 10th anniversary this year...
  • 31 January 2024

    Andrea Peruch CEO and Antonio Bortuzzo president of Oerlikon HRSflow

    To drive growth and expand the global market presence, Andrea Peruch (right) will assume the role of CEO of Oerlikon HRSflow. Following the new appointment, Antonio Bortuzzo (left) will become President of the company. "I am honoured to take on the role of President, overseeing strategy, business compliance...
  • 31 January 2024

    1924-2024: the hundred years of Hasco

    In 2024, German mould-maker Hasco celebrates one hundred years of activity. German technological development in mould-making is closely associated with the name Hasco, founded in 1924 by Hugo Hasenclever, who produced the first tools for machining a then-new material: bakelite. The company's history...
  • 31 January 2024

    Krones about to take over Netstal

    Krones is close to sign an agreement regarding the acquisition of 100% of Netstal Maschinen from KraussMaffei. The final signing of the transaction is scheduled for beginning of February 2024. After signing the transaction is subject to approval under the relevant antitrust legislation. Krones expects the...
  • 31 January 2024

    Radici Partecipazioni expands its board of directors

    New entry in the Board of Directors of Radici Partecipazioni, the parent company overseeing all the Group's business activities in the chemicals, engineering polymers and advanced textile solutions sectors. He is Stefano Pigozzi a professional with proven experience in the chemical industry. Pigozzi appointment complements...
  • 31 January 2024

    PFAS-free additives for extrusion

    Tosaf, a globally active manufacturer of additives, compounds, and colour masterbatches for the plastics industry, has developed processing aids for the extrusion of polyolefins that do not contain fluoroelastomers. They can be used without restriction in place of conventional products currently affected by...
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