ACIMAC through its promotional and training departments launched an international e-learning school called IIEA-SCHOOL in 2010. IIEA provides highly professional training courses on technical issues and themes of general interest for today's industry. Most recently the University of Ceramic Tile and Stone has been appointed its North American representative for the program.
GIMAV reported that in line with the entire capital goods sector, the glass-processing machinery, accessories and special products sector also showed promising signs of growth in 2010.
The sector closed 2010 on positive ground, especially due to the industry's hollow glass component which witnessed the revival of some of those investment projects that had been abruptly put on hold between 2008 and 2009.
Vincor Canada, the country's leading domestic wine producer and marketer announced an impressive plan to upgrade the Niagara (ON) processing capabilities, in order to meet the growing demand for both International/Canadian blended wines and VQA wines made from high quality grapes sourced from local farmers.
The recent investment in equipment from Italy include a SIPREM International's continuous membrane press – the first of its kind in North America - a KOSME labeler.
Custom Polymers PET, LLC announced that it has expanded its PET operations in Athens, AL, adding 70 million pounds of clean post-consumer PET flake to their product line. The Company has made a substantial investment in new processing equipment (much provided by Italy's Amut SpA) and a new 50,000 square foot building. In total, Custom Polymers PET, LLC now occupies 250,000 square feet with additional land available for further expansion.
?Machines Italia representatives hosted an educational seminar on Italy's contribution to the US economy for DePaul University of Chicago Students. Students and faculty present were each given a copy of The Italian Edge: Technology for Sustainability.