Within the initiatives of EUROMAP (Europe's Association for Plastics and Rubber Machinery Manufacturers) energy efficiency is a primary goal.

In this regard today EUROMAP 46 Recommendation was published on the web site www.euromap.org, that provides the users of extrusion blow moulding machines with a unique reference document, thanks to which it is possible to compare the energy consumption according to standardized parameters and measurements.

The Italian blow moulding machinery manufacturers, ASSOCOMAPLAST Members, have actively taken part in the preparation of the Recommendation (splitted in two parts: 46.1 and 46.2), together with the manufacturers of the German Association VDMA.

ASSOCOMAPLAST is currently busy in the study of a Recommendation on the energy consumption of thermoforming machines.