The 34th edition of CHINAPLAS has opened its doors today in Shenzhen.
The 34th edition of CHINAPLAS, main annual exhibition for the plastics and rubber industry in Asia alternating, from this year, between Shanghai and Shenzhen, will take place from April 13 to 16, 2021.
More than 30 Italian manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery, equipment, and moulds have made their facilities available to the CONFINDUSTRIA project “Fabbriche di comunità” (community factories).
After a consultation with our Members and ex-exhibitors of past editions within the Italian Pavilion managed by our Association, due to the important local pandemic situation, it is impossible to organize a new Italian collective participation.
In 2020 revenues for Italian plastics and rubber processing equipment manufacturers recorded a drop of 11.4% to a total value of 3.9 billion euros. However, the year 2021 began in an encouraging manner.
On the occasion of its meeting on March 17, 2021 AMAPLAST Board of Directors accepted the application of the companies: CNC srl (thermoforming moulds) and LAWER spa (automatic chemical weighing systems) as Effective Members. Consequently, for the time being, AMAPLAST Members are 161.
On March 3, 2021 the harmonised standards within the frame of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC have been published in the European Official Journal n. L72.
KIMATIC srl (bag and sack making machines) now belongs to AMAPLAST as Effective Member. Consequently, for the time being, AMAPLAST Members are 159.
In light of the ongoing pandemic and uncertainties regarding the timeline and methods of the vaccination campaign and as urged by exhibitors, the organizers of PLAST has decided to postpone the event to a future date to be determined, but certainly after the end of 2021.
The double-digit dip in the import-export markets for the entire period January-September 2020 and the complex economic context due to the world health crisis prompt to predict a rather negative year-end result for the Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery, equipment, and moulds industry.
The three business organisations of Italy, Germany, France have issued a joint declaration including six proposals to promote solidarity, green growth and digitalisation through private and public investment, for coming out of the crisis.
The Economic Research Department of CONFINDUSTRIA-General Confederation of Italian Industry has released a study that analyses the predictive ability of real-time macroeconomic information for the yield curve of interest rates.
MacPlas International is available online.
PlasticsEurope, the Pan-European trade Association representing plastics manufacturers, launched today its Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) 2019 Progress Report.
AMAPLAST General Assembly, which took place on September 16, 2020 in Cassano d'Adda (near Milan) at the prestigious Villa Borromeo, renewed the 9 Members of the Executive Committee for the period 2020-2022, the Board of Statutory Auditors and the Panel of Arbitrators for the period 2020-2024.
BRIXIA PLAST srl (screws, barrels, nozzles) now belongs to AMAPLAST as Effective Member. Consequently, for the time being, AMAPLAST Members are 162.
AMAPLAST launched a video to underline the high-tech level of the Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery, equipment and moulds manufacturers worldwide.
Despite prevention procedures arranged, Covid-19 infection risks – and several cancellations received in the past weeks – convinced the organizer SCHALL to inform exhibitors today that the event will not take place in 2020.
The Presidents and Executive Committees of AMAPLAST, ACIMAC-Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machinery and Equipment for Ceramics, and UCIMA-Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Association have implemented a new project of collaboration, aimed to further increase the quality of their services to Member companies.
Due to the still uncertain health situation, some important plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers will limit or cancel their participation in Fakuma 2020 (Friedrichshafen, October 13-17).
With reference to the news of April 24, 2020, on July 1, 2020 the standard EN ISO 20430:2020 concerning the safety for injection moulding machines was published by CEN.
Such standard will enter into force when it will be published in the OJEU and it will replace EN 2012009.
It is available the press release of PLAST 2021 Secretariat, confirming the upcoming event in Milan, from May 4 to 7, 2021.
AMAPLAST has released the new edition of the Sector Report, containing the most important figures referred to 2019 for the Italian plastics and rubber machinery, equipment and moulds industry.
AMAPLAST offices open again today and our staff is fully working.
CONFINDUSTRIA (Confederation of Italian industries), the Government, the trade unions have agreed a common regulatory Protocol for measures to combat and contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus in the workplace.
Within the ISO/TC 270 Technical Committee, with the active participation of over 30 experts from the national standards bodies of 13 countries, coordinated by the German Association VDMA, the standard on plastics and rubber injection moulding machines safety ISO 20430, was finally published on 22.4.2020.
CONFINDUSTRIA (Confederation of Italian industries), German Economic Institute, Economica, Etla, Rexecode have issued the policy paper "European rescue and recovery programmes against the corona crisis”.