EXHIBITORS' NEWS

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In response to customer needs, Sabic has announced projects in Asia and the Netherlands designed to increase global capacity for two of its high-performance engineering thermoplastic materials, Ultem and Noryl resins. To increase capacity for Ultem resins, a polyetherimide material, Sabic plans to expand its existing footprint in...

Sixth Macchi line to a Texan converter

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

At the end of 2017, Macchi installed its sixth five layer coextrusion line for the production of blown film at a major Texas-based converter. The 5-layer POD line is equipped with two 65 mm diameter extruders, two 80 mm extruders, one 120 mm extruder, PVD treated 550 mm die head, and triple flow air cooling ring, reaching an output of over 800 kg/h...

“From September 2018, we will be taking on additional apprentices for the large-scale machine plant in St. Valentin and the production plant for robots and automation systems in Dietach”, says Werner Wurm, head of the global apprentice training programme at Engel. “Many from this area are interested in apprenticeships, but did not apply due to the...

In recent days Clariant acknowledged the investment by chemical industry peer and partner Sabic, which has acquired a 24.99% stake in Clariant. The acquisition of these stakes, which were previously held by White Tale and 40 North, makes Sabic the largest Clariant shareholder...

Thanks to its know-how and boasting one of the best technology in the world for punching profiles and pipes, Baruffaldi Plastic Technology-Primac has developed the new HPM-10 hot punching machine for profiles. The system allows the punching of multiwall profiles without the use of die and with no limitation as regards the geometry of the shape to be...

Plastics machinery supplier Netstal-Maschinen AG has developed a new option for its PET-Line production system, which can fend off the impacts of power outages during production...

Battenfeld-cincinnati USA has created a new NG series with new equipment and innovative control systems to meet challenges in extrusion. The series includes the solEX NG single screw...

Bandera is marking its collaboration with a South American producer who has invested in new machinery for the production of agrifilm and geomembrane. A prominent South American... 

The German extrusion specialists are displaying how fibreglass rebar gives builders better doors and windows for concrete buildings, as the profiles are light but very strong. Pultrusion fibreglass rebar also resists...

Amut takes over Amut Dolci Bielloni

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

On December 31, 2017, Amut Dolci Bielloni Srl was taken over by Amut SpA in what was the final stage in the planned acquisition of the division specialising in machines for the production of flexible packaging. The decision, a key part of the plan to rationalise the Amut Group, was taken with the aim of pursuing, in a more synergistic way, greater...

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