Once again, the mid-year figures show a drop in Italy’s imports and exports of plastic and rubber machinery, though the reduction is less marked than for previous months. In fact, in comparison with the first six months of 2018, imports for the period January-June 2019 showed a drop of about 17% (with respect to the figure of -20% in March), while exports slowed down by about 5% (-8% in March)....
A space specifically designed to support business expansion The Agents and Representatives Area is among the innovations being rolled out at the 21st edition of Vitrum. A meeting place for sales professionals in attendance at the show, this space is set aside just for them in Pavilion 7, stand B07-B09, where agents, representatives and manufacturers can register and then meet with exhibitors...
Vitrum never fails to amaze and, on the evening dedicated to Exhibitors, it will be transformed into a must-attend happening. An unforgettable sound track by Kay Rush will alternate deep house and soulful deep, with hip hop, jazz and rock influences. Kay Rush, radio and TV host, writer and, above all, internationally-known DJ, began her enviable artistic career in Milan as a DJ at some...
A highlight of Vitrum 2019 is the thought-provoking, fact-filled calendar of in-depth Seminars on crucial topics of general and specific interest to glass industry professionals. Four informative, galvanizing events featuring high-profile speakers will offer trade professionals a valuable opportunity to share and compare and get up-to-date on the most cutting-edge technology and also preview...
Glass has always impressed artists and poets with its peculiar features. As it was a synonym for purity and fragility, over time it gained a special place in the heart of those who desired to be surrounded by “fragments” of delicate beauty. From its origins, Venice has been a vibrant centre of maritime trade flows. Thanks to the Venetian typical taste and an extraordinary intuition towards...
From 23 to 25 September, the Italian Automatic Packaging Machinery Manufacturers’ Association will be taking centre stage at Pack Expo, the most important event for the industry in North America. Following its success in Chicago in 2018, Ucima is preparing to return to the USA for Pack Expo (23-25 September), one of the most important international exhibitions devoted to processing and...
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced this week that 2A S.p.A., a prominent Italian die-casting company, plans to invest $15 million to expand its foundry in Auburn, where it serves as a Tier 1 supplier to major producers of automobiles and heavy trucks. The expansion project at 2A USA in Auburn will create more than 50 jobs and double the Auburn facility’s current die-casting area. “2A...
At its June 27, 2019 meeting, Gimav – the Association that represents Italian manufacturers of glass processing machinery, systems, special products and accessories – reported 2018 FY data analyzed by its Study Center, which showed an overall 3.75% increase in sales compared to the previous fiscal year.   Breaking out the data for the two macro-specializations, there was a 2.08% increase...
The Italian packaging machinery industry has confirmed its position as one of the most dynamic Italian manufacturing sectors.Ranked first in terms of share of total capital goods exports (24.4%), the industry consists of 631 companies located mainly along the Via Emilia, the road that runs from Milan to Rimini, with further manufacturing clusters located in the Piedmont, Veneto and Tuscany...
Italy’s presence at the world’s most important trade fair dedicated to textile machinery, ITMA, which opens its gates on June 20 in Barcelona for its 18th edition, will be, as in previous editions, absolutely imposing, numbering some 360 exhibitors.   ITMA opens its gates on June 20 in Barcelona, and for seven days visitors at the world’s primary textile machinery trade fair will be...

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