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Italian Plastic Machinery: State of the Industry Report 2014

Semester of growth for Italian import-exports of plastics and rubber machinery! The analysis by Assocomaplast (the Italian trade association, belonging to CONFINDUSTRIA, which groups together some 160 machinery manufacturers) of the ISTAT figures for Italian foreign trade for the first half of this year shows a rise in import-exports of rubber and plastics equipment, compared to January-June 2013.



World Maker Faire 2014, the most important show this year, dedicated to advanced and 3D printing manufacturing will take place from September 20-21, 2014 at the New York Science Hall in New York City.


ICMA Installs Two Turnkey Compounding Lines for Global Appliance Manufacturer

ICMA San Giorgio SPA (Milan, Italy) has designed and installed two complete compounding systems for a major global appliance manufacturer. The new lines produce mineral-filled compounds at high volume through ICMA high-efficiency co-rotating extruders with integral material handling, dosing and cutting units.


Italy Invests in the US: Italy’s INglass Srl to invest $17.6 Million in Byron Center, MI facility

Italy's INglass Srl, an Italian maker of molds for the plastics industry broke ground recently on its first facility in America, which will be located in Byron Center, Michigan with a $17.6 million investment. The facility looks to employ over 100 workers in the next four years. 


Taurus Craco Open House…Showcases Italian Technology

On September 5 and 6, Taurus Craco, one of the largest machine tool distributor in Canada is hosting an Open House event at its Brampton location.  Live demonstrations and workshop will be offered throught the event.

Established Italian brands such as Montresor, Italmecc, GMM and others will be showcased at the event.


3 for 1 Italian Innovation in Plastic Machinery Now Available in NAFTA!

Three Italian plastic machinery manufacturers are partnering with an American automation equipment supplier and sales rep to create a new network of companies that will market equipment in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.


Manufacturing Canada 2014:  Video Presentations and Materials Now Online

The edited footage of the key note speakers at the Manufacturing Canada 2014 conference, held on May 8th, 2014 in Mississauga, Ontario is now available on the on the Machines Italia web site.

Watch the videos of  read the articles published by Plant magazine and Canadian Manufacturing.


Italian Textile Machinery State of the Industry Report Second Quarter 2014: Foreign Orders Are Up!

For the second quarter of 2014, the textile machinery orders index elaborated by the research department at ACIMIT (the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers), recorded a 6% increase compared to the previous quarter, for an absolute value of 86 points (basis: 2010=100). Orders of textile machinery for the second quarter of the year showed an increase, thanks to demand from foreign markets. According to Raffaella Carabelli, President of ACIMIT, “Good results from abroad, but we’re still concerned about poor domestic demand.”


Italian Woodworking Machinery: State of the Industry Report 2013

The national Italian woodworking machinery and tools manufacturers' association ACIMALL recently published its Annual Report for 2013. The report provides an overview of the Italian woodworking machinery industry and analyzing in a a wider contex - both import and export figures of all major global competitors (Germany, the United States, China, Austria and Taiwan).

The report – produced by ACIMALL's Studies and Promotion Office in Italian and English version – will become widely available to major organizations within the industry worldwide and available to anyone individaul who wishes to consult it. The report can be downloaded in PDF format…


University of Guelph Students Awarded the Italian Packaging Technology Awards 2014 for Canada

Matthew James and Yin Li, graduate PHD students at the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph, in Ontario, were the two Canadian recipients of the Italian Packaging Technology Awards (IPTA) 2014.  The IPTA program is organized by the Italian Trade Commission, through its Machines Italia project, in collaboration with UCIMA, the Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association.


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