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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…

Trexel and Matsui Manufacturing form Trexel Japan

Trexel, the exclusive provider of MuCell® microcellular foam injection moulding technology has significantly increased its presence in the Japanese market by creating Trexel Japan Co. Ltd. from a joint venture with Matsui Manufacturing…

An increase in orders for Germany

German plastic and rubber processing machinery and system manufacturers are once again reasonably confident about an upswing in orders following the 14% growth rate recorded in the second quarter of this year. “Although…

Engineering plastics still on the rise

For several years engineering plastics have been generating higher growth rates than standard plastics. Given their physical and chemical properties, many industrial, electrical, and electronic parts as well as everyday products are made…

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