Markets and data

Compound: the changing state of play

Demand for compounds has reawakened, as has the manufacturing industry, making it necessary for companies to invest in order to boost their production capacity Seven hundred and twenty: this is the number of…

The year 2017 fights back at recession

2017 has proved a good year for the Italian plastic processing machine and mould manufacturers, which have also seen the re-emergence of the domestic market. by Fabrizio Del Dongo Whilst the estimates given…

Getting smarter

Revenue and employment are up for Italian manufacturers, who are increasingly the protagonists in the digital revolution, moving in line with the Industry 4.0 principles. by Marina Porta Renewed confidence in the future,…

Italian plastic machinery fights back

The year 2015 has heralded an upturn for the Italian plastics and rubber machinery, equipment and mold manufacturer. This being primarily thanks to exports which account for most of the output

The year 2015 has provided very positive indicators for Italian plastics and rubber machinery, equipment and mold manufacturers, highlighting the consolidation and pickup of this sector. This trend being mainly due to exports,…

Italian mould market

A study in white, red, and green

Recent events and estimates have highlighted that, despite the most alarmist rumours about the persistence and the inevitability of the crisis, the Italian mould industry is kept in good health and is essentially…

Ucisap meeting

Italian mould-makers learn to grow

Despite dealing with an often hostile business environment, mould manufacturers still display encouraging numbers and manage to compete in the global arena thanks to their quality and skills, as industry association Ucisap said

Representing a significant part of the overall plastic and steel moulds segment in Italy, industry association Ucisap has recently staged its traditional bi-annual meeting in Pozzolengo, Brescia (Italy), in front of a numerous…

MECSPE: moulding techniques in exhibition

Also the 2015 edition of the Italian fair will be characterized by the subdivision in Districts and Squares within a context of excellence

Innovation and future production developments in the sector of moulds and dies, forming and moulding processes will be protagonist at Eurostampi and PlastixExpo, within the 14th edition of MECSPE – the international exhibition of…

Bioplastics association publishes position paper on shopping bags

European Bioplastics publishes its latest position paper on shopping bags, ahead of the forthcoming European Commission proposal on single use plastic bags announced today by Commissioner Janez Potočnik. The association recognises that an…

Italian machinery: export remains steady

Following a first quarter in the red with a drop of 4% on the same period last year, Italian machinery and systems exports for plastic and rubber processing closed on par with the…

Italian packaging machinery doing well

In 2013 the Italian automated packaging sector seems to be holding its own, in the main thanks to its successes in exports, although there were some signs of a slow down in the…

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