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Friul Filiere prepares for Plast 2018

Futura40: technological innovation and corporate history in a name

Technology - Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Friul Filiere has always set great store by its participation at the Plast fair, but this year’s event will be a particularly special one for the company: having recently turned 40, it could not have wished for a better stage on which to celebrate this significant milestone. The Friuli-based manufacturer is therefore anticipating, with great enthusiasm, the international...

Amaplast: year-end balance sheet for 2017

New record for Italian machinery manufacturers

Marketing - Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Amaplast (Italian trade association, member of Confindustria, bringing together about 170 manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery, equipment and moulds), through its Statistical Studies Centre, has completed its year-end balance sheet for 2017, incorporating foreign trade data from Istat (Italian Institute of Statistics)...

In Lossburg with 2018 Technology Days

Great enthusiasm in Arburg

Technology - Wednesday, 21 March 2018

On March 13 Arburg opened the doors of the headquarter, in Lossburg, to the international press bringing forward Technology Days 2018, scheduled on March 14-17. Michael Hehl, Managing Director, Jürgen Boll, Managing Director Finance, Controlling, IT, Gerhard Böhm, Managing Director Sales, and Heinz Gaub, Managing Director Technology...

EPTA conference

Attractive prospects for pultruded composites in infrastructure

Marketing - Wednesday, 21 March 2018

The attractive long-term prospects for pultruded composites in infrastructure and further key application markets were highlighted at the recent World Pultrusion Conference, organised by the European Pultrusion Technology Association (EPTA). This year’s event attracted a record number of composites professionals from around the world to Vienna on...

Lanxess results

2017 best year ever, also positive the beginning of 2018

Marketing - Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess continues its profitable growth path. The company ended fiscal year 2017 with record earnings. Lanxess has also made a good start to the new year. Ebitda pre exceptionals rose by 29.6% in fiscal year 2017 to 1.29 billion euros, the highest result in the company’s history. In the previous year...


Daniele Ferrari in the board of directors of Huntsman

Marketing - Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Huntsman Corporation announced the appointment of Daniele Ferrari as a new independent director to its board of directors effective March 7, 2018. The Huntsman board now comprises eight directors, seven of whom are independent directors. Daniele Ferrari serves as CEO of Versalis, a chemical manufacturer, and as chairman of...

Acquisition in the PET field

Indorama Ventures to buy M&G Polimeros Brazil

Marketing - Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Indorama Ventures, a global chemical producer, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire M&G Polimeros Brazil in Ipojuca Brazil. The plant is the largest PET facility in Brazil, with capacity of 550,000 tonnes/annum. The transaction is expected to be completed in second quarter 2018, subject to regulatory approvals...


Solvay sells to Alkeemia its Porto Marghera plant for hydrofluoric acid

Marketing - Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Solvay Specialty Polymers has agreed to sell its Porto Marghera  (Venice, Italy) plant, which produces hydrofluoric acid, to Alkeemia, part of the Italian Fluorsid Group. The hydrofluoric acid is utilized by Solvay as a base chemical for the production of selected specialty polymers...

Nordson Medical turns to Piovan

Moulding with lights out in the smart factory

Technology - Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Injection moulding machines running 24/7, remote monitoring of all processes, human intervention reduced to a minimum and no night-time supervision. This sums up the mode of operation of the automatic factory started three years ago in Loveland, Colorado, by Nordson Medical for the production of medical items, a concrete example of Industry 4.0...

The Innovation Alliance

From an idea to its implementation

Marketing - Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Already 2656 exhibitors from 54 countries and 126,585 square metres have been confirmed three months before the event. Expectations are growing for The Innovation Alliance, the new trade fair, which will take place from May 29 to June 1, 2018, at Fiera Milano. The event will include, for the first time, five events with linked by a common...

PVC pelletizing

New knife rotor minimizes dust content

Technology - Wednesday, 14 March 2018

As the central component of Coperion's eccentric pelletizing systems (EGR), a new type of knife rotor makes it possible to produce extremely low-dust PVC pellets for cable manufacture. Rotating directly on the die plate of the EGR, and fitted with pelletizer knives that have also been optimized, the rotor (patent pending) permits particularly smooth and...

Secondary processing

Compact, fast, efficient punching

Marketing - Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Frimo presents the EcoCut punching machine for trimming large and highly complex plastic components, such as instrument panels, door panels and armrests. This unit has been specifically designed for trimming in ram direction, as well as many other punching directions, and is ideal for large series production thanks to its high efficiency. The product...



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