• 22 May 2024

    Sacmi Group, over 2 billion euros turnover 2023

    Sacmi closed 2023 with revenues in excess of 2 billion euros (2.036, +12%), the best result in the Group’s history, with net assets at 883 million euros. Employment also grew and now stands at 5,200 people worldwide, +8% compared to 2022. These are the highlights from the...
  • 22 May 2024

    BPF president reconfirmed, will be joined by a new deputy

    At its Annual General Meeting on 16 May 2024, members of the British Plastic Federation’s council re-elected existing president Nigel Flowers for a further year and elected a new vice president: Chief Executive of Rehau UK and Ireland and Scandinavia, Martin Hitchin. Commenting on...
  • 15 May 2024

    Handover at the helm of Piovan North America

    Piovan Group, world leader in the design and manufacture of process automation systems for resin and food applications, announced a significant transition in its leadership as a long-term employee step into the role of CEO, while a seasoned executive retires after thirty-six years of dedicated service. After...
  • 15 May 2024

    European alliance for North American thermoforming

    Four leading European companies in their respective fields have formed a technical alliance to provide integrated solutions and support to synergically address the North American plastic thermoforming packaging market. The alliance, called IFS-Integrated Forming Solutions and...
  • 15 May 2024

    Continuous mixer for mechanical and chemical recycling

    .At NPE 2024, Farrel Pomini displayed a new recycling solution for both mechanical and chemical recycling applications, featuring the versatility and flexibility of the Farrel Continuous Mixer. The mechanical recycling system features include a large feed hopper for ingestion of irregularly shaped material, crammer...
  • 15 May 2024

    TPE with EPDM adhesion properties for automotive applications

    Kraiburg TPE is launching new EPDM adhesion compounds designed for the automotive sealing and exterior sector, addressing global requirements and needs with particular focus on the markets in Europe, North, South and Central America. These compounds epitomize a remarkable...
  • 15 May 2024

    The best Utech Europe in forty years

    The recent Utech Europe exhibition and conference held in Maastricht, the Netherlands, from 23 to 25 April, has confirmed its reputation as the leading global event for the polyurethanes industry by attracting more exhibitors and visitors than ever before in its 40-year history. The total number of attendees...
  • 08 May 2024

    All-round innovation in blow moulding

    Since the last edition of NPE in 2018, the plastics industry has undergone drastic changes to meet new challenges in the global climate, economy and politics. With this in mind, ST BlowMoulding has always been committed and focused on innovation and the development of new solutions in terms of...
  • 08 May 2024

    Engel to build a factory in Mexico

    According to the already known expansion plans in Mexico, Engel together with Queretaro Government announced its investment in the region during a meeting at the Mexican Embassy in Vienna (Austria). Following its company philosophy, “Close to the customer,” European injection moulding manufacturer...
  • 08 May 2024

    Ilham Kadri, CEO of Syensqo, elected to the presidency of Cefic

    Ilham Kadri, CEO of Syensqo, has been elected Cefic President, succeeding Martin Brudermueller. Ilham Kadri is one of Europe’s most prominent and well-known business leaders. She holds a degree in chemical engineering from L’École des Hauts Polymères in Strasbourg, and a PhD in macromolecular physico-chemistry from...
  • 08 May 2024

    Modern cable ducts lines

    The cable ducts are used worldwide, especially for the installation of fiber optic cables for internet expansion. The production of these pipes is particularly dependent on high precision and efficiency. battenfeld-cincinnati regularly sets new standards in this field with its innovative micro- and multiduct extrusion lines...
  • 23 April 2024

    Previero towards gender equality certification

    The Italian manufacturer Previero is preparing to achieve certification for gender equality in the company. The company is currently preparing the necessary documentation to obtain the certificate. The process will confirm Previero's commitment to promoting an inclusive and diverse working environment...
  • 23 April 2024

    Advanced static and dynamic process analysis

    The Dynamic-Rubber Process Analyser (D-RPA) 3000 developed by MonTech, represented in Italy by DGTS (Development of Gauge and Test Systems), is one of the world's most advanced high-end process analysis instruments, capable of satisfying the static and dynamic testing requirements of quality control and R&D...
  • 23 April 2024

    Sumitomo (SHI) Demag appoints Senior Director Technology

    Positioning the company to lead its response to future technological developments, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has appointed experienced processing and machinery expert Martin Pütz as its Senior Director Technology. As respected IKV (Institute for Plastics Processing) mechanical engineering academic...
  • 23 April 2024

    Versalis to acquire Tecnofilm and expands in the compounding

    Versalis, Eni's chemical company, announced the closing completion of the acquisition of 100% of Tecnofilm, a specialist company operating in the compounding sector following the approval of the competent authorities. Tecnofilm, a family-owned company based in the Marche, manufactures functionalised...
  • 23 April 2024

    Solvay inaugurates new blowing agent production unit in Rosignano

    Solvay, a global leader in essential chemistry, announced the opening of its groundbreaking Alve-One production unit in Rosignano, Italy. This marks a new milestone with the launch of a significant European production facility for Alve-One, a chemical blowing agent eco-designed to transform...
  • 17 April 2024

    Transversal hot blade guillotines

    Clean, accurate cuts without dust and burrs; no material waste thanks to long-lasting thin blades; process reliability; energy efficiency; high productivity; low maintenance costs; optimisation of the cutting cycle in both directions thanks to double-edge blades; ease of use and quick blade change; versatility thanks to...
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