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Complastic Srl and Negri Bossi in collaboration to produce glasses and facial shields to face COVID-19

In the Italian scenario, many companies are converting part of their production into devices to deal with the emergency, continuing to develop projects for the community that can improve situations of coexistence with Coronavirus. Negri Bossi who since April 9, 2020 has been using two injection machines to produce masks for the community through the help of the Lombard Civil Protection to counter the spread of COVID‐19, the most serious pandemic of this beginning of the century, is working in collaboration with another all‐Italian company: COMPLASTIC Srl.

The company born in 1984 from the business idea of Salvatore D’Alise today has a 2000 sq. m plant in the Maddaloni Valley in the province of Caserta and specialises in thermoplastic moulding and patented coinfection mainly for the Automotive, Food sectors, Textile and Personal Protective Equipment. 

With strong know‐how in the plastic moulding sector, Complastic Srl is developing a project to produce glasses and a face shields thanks to an injection moulding machine delivered by Negri Bossi to the company in record time. This project was funded by Invialia for the Cura Italia decree in order to deal with the emergency of Covid‐19.

COVID Protective MasksThe aim is, therefore, to convert part of the production into the moulding of glasses and DPI / DM screens; at present, the procedures required by the Legislative Decree itself for PPE are in progress. (reference D.L. 17 March 2020 n. 18, art. 16, c. 2.).

The design of the two objects produced fully reflects the characteristics required by the EN166: 2004 standards, in addition, efforts have been made to give maximum transparency to the glasses also on the side,  so that the wearer’s visual field is not diminished and with the purpose to decrease the mental tiredness caused by the use of the object for many consecutive hours.

In the work area for the project at the Complastic Srl company, the expected productivity at full capacity will be 2000 pieces per day for both glasses and face shield.

All this has been possible thanks to a symbiotic work, as well as with Negri Bossi also with ADM who made the mould of the glasses, with Moretto SpA who supplied the ancillaries of the machine (Polymer dehumidification plant, granulation plant that moulds thermoregulation), with the supplier of the raw material AT & Service srl  (Pastorano ‐ CE) and that of the packaging, Paper Sun Sas. 


Negri Bossi supports the community by producing masks to counter the spread of COVID-19


covid maskThe virus is raging and there seems to be no way out but in this situation that for the first time we all found ourselves living, reshaping our lives, it is our duty to strive to find a solution, to be an active part in the  transformation that we are living and running towards “normality”.

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Nissei Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd. signs to acquire a majority stake in Negri Bossi S.p.A.

Nissei and Negri BossiOn 21st November 2019, Kingsbury Corp. has signed to sell a majority stake of Negri Bossi S.p.A., an Italian company active in the manufacture and sale of injection moulding machines and robot equipment, to Nissei Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd.. The closing is expected in January 2020 and Kingsbury Corp. will maintain a minority stake in the Company.

Established in 1947 in Cologno Monzese (Milan), Negri Bossi has become the number one injection moulding machine manufacturer in Italy, with a wide range of high-performance injection moulding machines, amongst which ultra-large injection moulding machines and moulding systems. The Group also provides products and solutions tailored to each customer. Negri Bossi has a particularly strong presence in Europe and a solid customer base in a wide range of industries. The Group has an important presence also in the USA, Mexico and India. Negri Bossi has achieved revenues of more than €100 million over the last few years.

Nissei Plastic Industrial is a Japanese company, listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, engaged in the manufacture and sale of injection moulding machines, peripherical equipment, parts and dies. The Company operates in three segments: Japan (active in purchase, manufacturing and sale of injection moulding machines and peripherical equipment), USA (engaged in the sale of products) and Asia (with China and Thailand affiliates focused on manufacturing and sales).  

By acquiring a stake in Negri Bossi, Nissei will be able to expand and strengthen its business domain in the injection moulding machine field. The combination of Nissei’s injection moulding machines and Negri Bossi’s injection moulding technology is expected to expand each product portfolio and provide a comprehensive solution to a wide customer segment. Nissei will also utilize the R&D and sales capabilities of Negri Bossi to expand Nissei’s strengths in small and medium electric injection moulding machines.

“Negri Bossi is a well-established injection moulding machine manufacturer in Italy with more than 70 years of history, and this acquisition will enable respective business enhancement based on a reciprocally complementing relationship by geographical and product type perspective. Consolidated sales of the Nissei group will hit approximately 50 billion Japanese yen (€420 million). In addition to the integration of production, sales and service, we will be able to achieve further growth through global marketing with robot companies” Mr Yoda, President and Representative Director of Nissei said.

From Negri Bossi side Mr. Craig Ward, General Manager, gave his comment: “This new partnership will elevate us to the status as one of the top ten suppliers worldwide for the supply of plastic injection moulding machines. The strategic choice to purchase Negri Bossi was based on very strong potential synergies such as our strong geographical footprint in Europe and East coast of America compared to theirs of the Far east, Asia and west coast of America. In terms of product they have a history of direct lock machines whilst we have always been known for our toggle machines. We are able to offer high tonnage machines were as they currently only go to 1300ton whilst they are able to offer to market vertical machines. We are, and will continue to, be Negri Bossi with our machines and our people as that is what our customers want. The only difference now is that we have a strong industrial partner behind us who understands our market and whom can support us in order to better service our customer’s needs”

Negri Bossi has been assisted by financial advisor K Finance – partner of Clairfield International – with Managing Partner Giuseppe R. Grasso, Director Maximiliano Turelli and Analyst Claudia Brisciana. Law firm Nctm assisted on the legal aspects with Partner Pietro Zanoni, Managing Associate Alessia Trevisan and Mr Mario Bonferroni.

Nissei has been assisted by financial advisor Yamada Consulting Group with Managing Director Kita Yasuyuki. The financial and fiscal due diligence has been conducted by Grant Thornton, with Partner Stefano Marchetti, Senior Manager Antonio Aiuto and Senior Consultant Martina Cellana in the financial team and Partner Gianni Bittetti and Senior Manager Mattia Tencalla in the fiscal team. Law firm Allen&Overy assisted on the legal aspects.

Negri Bossi at K2019

The K-show, held in Dusseldorf every three years, is one of the world’s most important plastics exhibitions.   For this reason, Negri Bossi will once again be demonstrating their latest technology and innovation at the show.

Based in HALL 15, our 480 square metre stand will be displaying four machines, the focal point being the all-new NOVA s600T machine, a new model which extends and completes this exciting range of machines. In addition to this, we are also showing two electric machines from the NOVA eT range, as well as a 330 tonnes servo-hydraulic machine.

NOVA s600T
NOVA s600T

The addition of the NOVA s600T now provides a range of NOVA sT machines from 600 to 1300 tonnes. This new and innovative product has a unique toggle system that retains all the benefits of a traditional toggle system, whilst generating a footprint close to that of a two-platen solution. 

The machines come with the latest generation servo-hydraulic system for maximum performance and energy-saving, as well as the patented and cutting edge Motus controller, with its revolutionary virtual object system for axis movement.

This machine will be making a folding crate, with part extraction and full assembly via a SYTRAMA robot and downstream automation.

Two NOVA eT All-Electric machines will complete the collection of NOVA series machines on display. The NOVA eT range is aimed at the Packaging, Closure, Medical and Optical moulding sectors, being precise, efficient and fast.

The NOVA eT range runs from 50 to 350 tonnes and features the smart flex-2 clamp units that are specifically designed for electric actuation and reduced dry-cycle times. The whole range features generous tie bar spacing, high injection speeds and the Tactum multi-touch controller, with its scroll, zoom and swipe capability.

A NOVA e130T, fitted with a 40 mm barrier screw, will run a packaging mould manufactured by MOLMASA  (Barcelona, Spain).  This will demonstrate a new and patented method for producing high-quality plastic blown bottles directly from the injection moulding machine.  The solution offers a compact and reliable moulding system based on a horizontal IMM, coupled with simple and fast start-up, high quality of the final product and a low piece price.

NOVA eT Machine

The second NOVA eT is a 220-tonne model producing drinking glasses using a  four-impression mould made by FB Moulds. Parts will be extracted via a side entry SYTRAMA Robot and packaged using a downstream bagging line. This is an ideal application for the NOVA eT range, as it benefits from the machine’s low energy consumption and high performance.

Broom head production cell. The fourth machine will be a 330-ton servo-hydraulic model producing a broom (brush) head using Negri Bossi’s FMC technology. FMC is a technique of moulding with gas (nitrogen in microcellular form) that reduces the weight of the product and eliminates aesthetic defects.  Downstream automation from Sytrama also incorporates a brush making machine (Borghi).

The use of WPC (wood/plastic compound) raw material in addition to the FMC system guarantees an ecological solution for plastic production. Benefiting from Negri Bossi’s extensive experience in gas injection, the FMC system is the optimum solution for weight reduction and can be used with both thermoplastics and liquid silicon rubber (LSR). 

SYTRAMA automation.  All machines on the stand benefit from automation supplied by Sytrama, Negri Bossi’s sister company.  In addition, there is a unique demonstration of a robot playing noughts and crosses.

Industry 4.0  The Negri Bossi AMICO 4.0. system, which is dedicated to industry 4.0., will be shown in a display area demonstrating the latest developments achieved through the collaboration with our partner Open Plast.  Open Plast , the Italian platform dedicated to the Plastic & Rubber sector, facilitates a complete industry 4.0 chain from the machines to the customers ERP system.

Come and see what NEGRI BOSSI, a market leader for more than 70 years, can do for you and your business.  You will find us in Hall15, stand 22.