APK, an innovative advanced recycling company based in Merseberg, Germany has developed a physical and solvent-based process that enables the production of clean and single-origin polyamide and polyethylene pellets with near-virgin material properties from complex PA/PE multi-layer films.
RenCom AB, a Swedish innovation company with a patented material and process for the production of a new, degradable biomaterial, is investing in an extrusion system from Coperion to further its lignin-based technology.
Schwaig, Germany — Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH ended the first half of 2020 in good financial health with the value of incoming orders up almost 25 percent compared to the prior year due to increased demand in the packaging and medical technology markets.
German plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers were prepared for less than lustrous results for 2019. Coming after a decade of boom years, the 6% drop in turnover reported by the VDMA trade association Plastics and Rubber Machinery seemed inevitable.
Flexible packaging machine manufacturer Windmöller & Hölscher said it had more than 2,000 visitors from 120 countries tune into online press demonstrations, technical sessions and meetings during its first virtual expo held June 24 and 25.
Declining trade and low demand caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have hit the Italian rubber & plastics machinery industry, with full recovery only likely in 2022, according to trade association Amaplast.