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”.
On April 2, 2020 the new titles of harmonised standards have been published in the European Official Journal n. L 102 within the frame of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.
On the occasion of its meeting on March 31, 2020 the Board of Directors of the Association accepted the application of the companies: NEW OMAP srl (mixers, dosing equipment, dryers) as Effective Member. Consequently, for the time being, AMAPLAST Members are 163.
A new Decree approved on March 25 by the Italian Ministry of the Economic Development updates the list of the Ateco codes, published in the Decree signed on March 22, 2020.
The latest Decree of the Italian President of the Council of Ministers, issued on Sunday 22 March 2020 and further limiting production activities in order to hinder Coronavirus contagion, DOES NOT CONCERN most of Italian plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers and processors.
The new dates of Interpack and Drupa are official.
According to the latest Italian decree on coronavirus dated March 9, 2020, AMAPLAST offices - starting from Wednesday March 11, 2020 - will have a reduced operating period, as the "smart working" method has been decided. Please contact the staff via e-mail or the following numbers:
+39 335 423618 (secretariat),
+39 380 3768163 (general management).
The Italian manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery belonging to Amaplast, including those whose company premises are inside the areas subject to the restrictions introduced by the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers (DPCM) issued on Sunday 8 March 2020, are still operating.
As a result of the review procedure, the standards published by CEN/TC 145 on the safety requirements for Blow moulding machines, Thermoforming machines, Film converting machines for bags and sacks, Band-knife cutting machines for block foams, have been approved for further five years.