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Plaxtech supply in China

Roteax ready for the circular economy

Technology - Wednesday, 17 July 2019

July 11 has been a historic date for Plaxtech. After 10 years of development and industrial tests, the company headquartered in Udine has delivered the first of 8 Roteax systems to Jiana Environmental Protection Science and Technology. The ceremony was held in front of a number of representatives from the Chinese government, the...

A record 2018

RadiciGroup: turnover, Ebitda and net income growing

Materials - Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Consolidated sales revenue of 1,211 million euros (+ 6%), Ebitda of 185 million euros (+16%) and net income, after depreciation, amortization and writedowns, of 97 million euros (+19%): these are RadiciGroup’s key figures for financial year 2018. The Group - with 3,100 employees in 16 countries - engages in the chemicals, engineering polymers and...

Sabic circular solutions at K 2019

Making a world of difference together

Materials - Wednesday, 17 July 2019

The global leader in the chemical industry, Sabic, is to highlight its commitment to circular solutions and reducing plastics waste at the K 2019 under the theme of “Making a world of difference together”. The company will be addressing global trends by inspiring processes for using bio-renewable and recycled feedstock, and designing product solutions for its...

New heavyweight for KraussMeffei

1100-ton GX press to debut at K 2019

Technology - Wednesday, 17 July 2019

No matter whether you want to manufacture bumper elements or small caps from high-cavity moulds - the hydraulic GX series from KraussMaffei masters packaging as well as medical technology and automotive. The GX 1100, the new heavyweight of the series, sees its market launch at the K 2019 trade show...

Lanxess at K 2019 with six business units

New mobility, urbanization and digitalization in the spotlight

Materials - Wednesday, 17 July 2019

At the international trade fair for plastics and rubber K 2019, Lanxess will be presenting a broad portfolio. The specialty chemicals company will focus primarily on the topics of new mobility, urbanization and digitalization. “Innovative mobility solutions and modern urban concepts are currently being developed...

Scale economies and diversification

Hillenbrand acquires Milacron

Technology - Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Hillenbrand and Milacron Holdings entered into a definitive agreement under which Hillenbrand will acquire Milacron in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately 2 billion dollars, including net debt of approximately 686 million dollars as of March 31, 2019. This transaction represents a pivotal step in Hillenbrand’s vision to become a world-class...

Successful workshop held by EuPC, Vdma, Amaplast and Euromap

Opportunities and challenges in the increased use of plastics recyclates in Europe

Marketing - Wednesday, 17 July 2019

On July 9 in Frankfurt, EuPC, together with the German Vdma, the Italian Amaplast and Euromap, organised the first joint workshop in order to establish new ways to promote the use of recycled polymers. With this initiative all four associations aim to enhance the dialogue between plastics machinery manufacturers and plastics converters. Their goal is...

After a four-year development

First European standard for PVC-O pipes

Materials - Wednesday, 17 July 2019

The first European EN standard for oriented unplasticised PVC (PVC-O) pipes came out after an extensive four-year development process, initiated by TEPPFA (The European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association). EN 17176 PVC-O piping systems for water supply and for buried and above-ground...

2018 results

Macchi: production up by 13.6%

Technology - Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Macchi financial statement for 2018 has been approved and Paolo Perazzi, General Manager of the company, has expressed a reasonable satisfaction and great optimism, commenting the results as follows: “2018 was a very special year for Macchi. Starting from July, together with the owners and the board we took a path towards...


Only one KraussMaffei

Technology - Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Munich-based mechanical engineering group KraussMaffei is reinventing itself. The provider of ready-to-use system solutions for injection moulding, extrusion and reaction process technology, is now consolidating all business divisions and its previous brands KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal within a single, unified brand...

Erema introduces its K 2019

Seeding for innovation, digitalisation and the circular economy

Technology - Tuesday, 9 July 2019

At K 2019, the Erema Group will be showcasing its full range of products and services for the plastics recycling process more comprehensively than ever before. For the first time, a total of seven companies and business units - Erema, Powerfil, Keycycle, Pure Loop, 3S, Umac and Plasmac - will be representing the Erema Group at the trade fair. Even though...


Chen Hsong opens subsidiary in Germany

Technology - Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Hong Kong-based injection moulding machine manufacturer Chen Hsong established a new German subsidiary, Chen Hsong Germany, in Kempen on the Lower Rhine, to better serve the German market as a highly competent partner and supplier of plastic injection moulding machines for both standard and specialized solutions...