The climate of recent times, characterized by a consistent improvement of all indicators, could not last forever. So, here we are, packing up for the summer break, with some hints and reflections… starting from the first trend emerging in the second quarter of this year, namely the widespread slowdown of orders. The traditional quarterly survey by Acimall, the Confindustria member...
The Gimav Studies Centre releases official data on the sector: the growth trend continues for the 8th consecutive year   "This marks the eighth consecutive year of growth. The upswing in exports continues, and domestic market indicators are starting to improve as a result of the Industry 4.0 Plan incentives.  Our sector is growing, and it's very gratifying to be able to say that the...
Innovation Days 2018 (hashtag #attendID) takes place in the week of June 25th in Detroit and Chicago, offering Midwestern companies in the automotive, advanced manufacturing and robotics industries extensive opportunities to engage with a group of Italian delegates organized by the Italian Trade Agency via its Rome and Chicago Offices.   This weeklong program will underscore...
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“We have never seen so much automation and so many advanced systems in any other exhibition around the world!”. This was a recurring statement in the aisles of Xylexpo, the biennial international exhibition of technology and systems for the wood and furniture industry, held at FieraMilano-Rho last May 8 to 12. In terms of contents, the event has kept its promise: plenty of technology for...
For journalists and press operators planning to visit PLAST 2018–International Exhibition for Plastics and Rubber Industries (May 29-June 1, 2018 at the FieraMilano fairgrounds in Rho) – an online pre-registration service is available up to Friday April 27, 2018. Journalists preregistering will receive a pass that allows them to enter the show – as well the concurrent events which join...
The 2018 edition of Xylexpo is going to be a milestone in the 50-year success story of the event: the area has been virtually sold out for a few weeks now and, with the addition of a fourth hall, the exhibition will get close to 35 thousand net square meters, a significant progress from 29,189 in the previous edition, when the area expansion amounted to two thousand square meters compared to 2014...
Milan, 5 April 2018 – Print4All is just around the corner. From 29 May to 1 June, the entire printing industry - converting, package printing, labelling, commercial and industrial printing - will be converging on a unique event that will see over 300 exhibitors come together to represent the leading international brands at Rho, Fiera Milano, halls 18 and 20. New technology will be...
Tecnargilla 2018 will see the introduction of a new section Greentech dedicated to green technologies and products aimed at reducing consumption and emissions and improving production cycle performance and profitability. Energy Efficiency The topic of energy and water saving and efficiency is becoming increasingly important in the ceramic industry all over the world. Systems and...
  Analysing the 2016 financial statements for the ceramic and brick machinery sector, the ACIMAC Research Department used statistical methods to identify the group of top-performing companies. This cluster contains 28 companies (three-quarters of which are based in Italy) consisting prevalently of tile machinery manufacturers (24) along with 3 companies specialising in brick making...
The Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini of Rome promoted the Open Innovation in Agrifood Programme (http://www.socialroots.eu), aimed at fostering technological innovation in the agri-food sector. The Program consists of an International Call for Solutions and a Global Innovation Camp, which will take place in the Apulia Region April 15th to 19th 2018 and which will host the best proposals (http://www....

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