Chicago - A highlight of both the IMTS and Midwest Clean Tech 2010 shows will be the September 14th, 2010 Midwest Clean Tech evening reception jointly sponsored by the Chicago Office of the Italian Trade Commission and UCIMU–SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, the Italian Machine Tools, Robots and Automation Manufacturers' Association. This event will conveniently take place on the Roof Top Terrace...
Introduction to Made in Italy Machinery
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In the world of consumer products, shelf appeal is becoming increasingly important and packaging has become a major product differentiator. But sometimes the marketing geeks come up with a packaging geometry that is not compatible with automated equipment, which sets up some interesting design challenges, says Michele Falsini, export sales manager for RONCHI Mario, a manufacturer of flexible...
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Italy produces approximately 50% of the machinery used to produce footwear and leather goods around the world and 80% of tanning machinery globally, according to Assomac, an association that represents Italian manufacturers of machines for footwear, leather and tannery industries. Many of the manufacturers are small, with the entire industry employing approximately 6,200 people in Italy. There...
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Italian wind turbine manufacturer Brevini Wind intends to start production on a new facility in Indiana in the third quarter of 2010. The original start date was for the first quarter in 2011, however interest generated at the American Wind Energy Association’s annual conference has lead to a decision to speed up the company’s timetable regarding the project. The Italian company...
Pratt Industries (http://www.prattindustries.com) will begin production of eco-friendly paper / packaging with the opening of its state-of-the-art, 100% recycled paper machine in Shreveport, La., which will become a major producer of lightweight paper in North America. The Shreveport mill, Pratt’s third paper machine in the United States, represents a $150 million investment in the future...
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Deep in the beating heart of Italy’s manufacturing industry, there are companies facing not only economic challenges but a rapidly changing industrial landscape to which they must quickly adapt, as Jane Bordenave discovers. Northern Italy is the country’s industrial heartland and home to a diverse range of manufacturers producing machines for virtually any and every industrial...
The ninth edition of the Italian Packaging Technology Awards (IPTA) program will be launched at Pack Expo 2009 in Las Vegas. The IPTA program awards student winners of a writing competition (on technical innovations in packaging) a trip to Italy to visit leading packaging machinery manufacturers. The program endeavors to deepen the packaging education of students by providing them a unique...
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A trio of American trade press editors left for Milan, Italy, on the weekend of July 4 to begin a five-day tour of 13 machinery manufacturers across northern Italy. The trip was sponsored by the Italian Trade Commission (www.ice.it), to highlight the unique capabilities of the country’s machine industry. Italy has been the third-leading exporter of machines to the United States—...
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Italian Trade Commission Promotional Video 2

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