On the occasion of its meeting on January 18, 2011 the Board of Directors of the Association has accepted the applications of: BREVETTI ANGELA srl e SYNCRO srl (Effective Members) and FESTO spa (Associated Member). Consequently, for the time being ASSOCOMAPLAST Members are 168.
The tenth edition of the biennial exhibition ARABPLAST, held in Dubai from January 8 to 11, 2011, at the International Exhibition Centre, was attended by 50 Italian companies.
Official data for January-September 2010 confirm the recovery in Italian foreign trade of plastics and rubbery machinery, equipment and moulds. Indeed, exports recorded overall growth of 6.5% compared to the same period in 2009 (+12.5% if we consider only machinery, i.e., excluding equipment and moulds). Imports posted a 20% increase.
Application forms and General Regulations of PLAST 2012, which will be held in FIERA MILANO fairgrounds, Rho-Milan, on May 8-12, 2012, are available in the website www.plastonline.org, which has been graphically renewed and enhanced in contents. The first deadline to apply for PLAST 2012 - to obtain a discount on the participation fee - is Thursday March 31, 2011.
The updated version of ASSOCOMAPLAST informative bulletin dated July 2010 has been published with the results of the survey carried out by our Association among its Members on the conditions applied to customers for after-sales services of specialized staff, in Italy and abroad.
The enterprise was started by a group of 8 companies, further joined by many other plastics and rubber processing machinery and auxiliary equipment manufacturers.
Shortly after, ASSOCOMAPLAST, together with French and German national Associations, promoted the creation of the Europe's Association EUROMAP.
The logo of the triennial international exhibition PLAST (FIERA MILANO fairgrounds in Rho-Milan, 8-12 May, 2012) has been restyled, while the exhibition's organization is getting on.
After the meeting that took place in Bergamo on Thursday September 9, the 3-year research project "SAFE RUBBER", funded by the European Commission in the Seventh Framework Programme, has officially started.
ASSOCOMAPLAST Secretariat offices will be closed for holidays from Monday, August 9 to Monday, August 23, 2010 inclusive.
On July 13, 2010 ASSOCOMAPLAST Executive Committee has appointed for the two-year period 2010-2012 as Board of Directors' Members of the Association: Riccardo Castello (BIELLONI CONVERTING), Mauro Drappo (AMUT), Giuseppe Lesce (SACMI IMOLA, Closures & Containers Division).
ASSOCOMAPLAST has realized a short movie that is shown on the occasion of exhibitions, technical seminars etc. for the made in Italy promotion.
At the press conference of yesterday 18.5.2010, organized by Messe Düsseldorf to introduce to the national technical press the next edition of the leading trade fair of our sector (K 2010 – Düsseldorf, October 27/ November 3) ASSOCOMAPLAST President Riccardo Comerio has been invited to underline the relevance of the Italian presence.
From May 13 to 16, 2010, the 12th edition of PLAST-EX will be held at the fairgrounds of the Egyptian capital city, with a significant Italian presence.
On the occasion of its meeting on April 28, 2010 the Board of Directors of the Association has accepted the application of PAXTECH srl and SIMO srl as Effective Members. Consequently, for the time being ASSOCOMAPLAST Members are 162.
On March 24, 2010 at BANAMEX Centre, room 04, Palacio del la Canal, 9 Italian companies will present the latest innovation on plastics and rubber technology. Free entry.
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Also in February, the majority of Italian plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers, member of ASSOCOMAPLAST, improved its orders portfolio. This further sign of recovery emerged from the latest monthly survey with a hundred respondents.
On the basis of preliminary ISTAT data related to the sector’s foreign trade in 2009 and the survey on turnover and export for ASSOCOMAPLAST Member companies all along 2009, the comparison with the previous year shows a remarkable slackening for the industry.
The 24th edition of CHINAPLAS takes place in Shanghai, from April 19 to 22.
Once more it is to underline the relevant presence of Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery manufacturers into a collective coordinated by ASSOCOMAPLAST, through its commercial company PROMAPLAST srl.
In the first half of 2010, the Association of plastics and rubber processing machinery and moulds manufacturers, even with ICE support, coordinates the Italian participation in some important tradeshows abroad.
ASSOCOMAPLAST's offices will be closed for Christmas from from Thursday, December 24, 2009 to Sunday, January 3, 2010 inclusive.
About sixty Italian companies, coordinated by ASSOCOMAPLAST and the Italian Trade Commission (ICE), are attending the 13th edition of INTERPLASTICA, the main trade exhibition for our sector in the Russian Federation, scheduled from January 26 to 29, 2010.
The annual plenary meeting of CEN Technical Committee (TC 145), dealing with the safety of plastics and rubber processing machinery, with the Presidency and Secretariat managed by ASSOCOMAPLAST on UNI mandate, took place in Milan on Thursday December 17, 2009.
ASSOCOMAPLAST published and spread to about 10,000 operators worldwide a monograph combining the summary of the activity program of each Member company and the presentation of 33 most beautiful piazzas in Italy.
ASSOCOMAPLAST is among the sponsors of the international meeting "Polymerfest" (August 30-September 2, 2009), organized by the Department of Chemical Engineering, University in Palermo.
On Thursday June 11, 2009, the annual Assembly of ASSOCOMAPLAST Members extraordinary extended until June 2010 Riccardo Comerio as President and all the offices of the Association, to carry out a thorough analysis of its structure and activity, in light of the actual situation of the sector.
The updated version of ASSOCOMAPLAST informative bulletin dated December 2008 has been published with the results of the survey carried out by our Association among its Members on the conditions applied for the services of specialized staff, in Italy and abroad.