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Open house for Plasmac and CST

Double appointment with the Syncro group

Marketing - Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Double open house for two companies in the Syncro group. On May 24, Plasmac opened its doors at its Aylesbury site, near London, to present on its most recent plants for recycling plastic materials. In particular, it showcased a machine in the Alpha series and three models in the Omega range - the 250, 340 and the ECO - all based on...


Mast: fifty years and a new logo

Marketing - Wednesday, 24 May 2017

This year, 2017, sees the fiftieth anniversary of Mast (Macchine Attrezzature Speciali per Termoplastici). The company is celebrating this landmark with a special event on July 7, and to mark the occasion it has updated its corporate image. Specialists in the construction of screws and cylinders for the processing of plastics and rubber, the...

Elba at Interpack 2017

Welding line for doypack bags

Technology - Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The SA-V line for the 4-track production of "doypack" bags with 3 bottom gussets was recently exhibited by Elba at the Interpack fair (Düsseldorf, May 4-10). This range of welders, the pride of this manufacturer from Magnago (Milan), is designed and manufactured to produce pre-made bags at high speed and in a versatile...

Synvina receives interim approval from EPBP

Recovering PEF bottles the same way as PET bottles

Materials - Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The European PET Bottle Platform (EPBP) has given interim approval for the recyclability of polyethylenefuranoate (PEF) produced by Synvina, a joint venture of Avantium and Basf, located in Amsterdam, in the European bottle recycling market. Following EPBP’s assessment PEF bottles are expected to be disposable through existing...

Joint venture

Clariant and Huntsman to combine in merger of equals

Marketing - Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Clariant and Huntsman Corporation announced on May 22 that their boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction. The merged company will be named HuntsmanClariant. On a pro forma 2016 basis, the combination of both companies will create a leading global...

Engel still growing

The group announced the 2016-2017 results: sales 8.6% up

Marketing - Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Engel continues to grow. The Austrian injection moulding machine manufacturer, automation expert and systems supplier has increased its annual revenues for the third time in a row. The group of companies closed fiscal 2016-2017 at the end of March with sales of 1.36 billion euros, 8.6% up on the previous year. It started the new business year...


“Transforming for you”

Materials - Wednesday, 24 May 2017

With this motto, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions Europe revealed five innovative products at Fespa 2017 (Hamburg, May 8-12). This year’s stand showed the new digital wrapping series, MPI 1105, together with a range of other vehicle and architectural solutions. These include 5600 LD Translucent Films, an outdoor high opacity film that...

PLAST 2018

Growing numbers

Marketing - Wednesday, 17 May 2017

By the second deadline for stand assignment, more than 800 companies have confirmed their participation in Plast 2018, the international exhibition for the plastics and rubber industries scheduled in Milan from 29 May to 1 June 2018. The organizers have thus recorded a 6% increase in the assigned area with respect to the...



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