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Posts by Paul Fears

Stefano Maiaroli Heads Up New Bunting Italian Office

Bunting has appointed Stefano Maiaroli to head up business development in Italy and Southern Europe.  This latest appointment is part of an ongoing strategy to develop additional export business for magnets, magnet assemblies and magnetising equipment. “Locally-based employees are tuned into the nuances of the market and provide better customer service,” explained Simon Ayling, Bunting’s…

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Rare Earth Magnets Recycling Task Force

The launch of the European Union (EU)-funded SUSMAGPRO project took place in Germany in June 2019.  The four-year project focuses on the sustainable recovery, re-processing, and reuse of rare-earth magnets.  With global expertise on magnets and magnetic assemblies, Bunting is one of several project partners. “Rare-earth magnets are a key component in many frequently used…

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Reviewing UK Magnetics Society MMA 19 Event

The UK Magnetics Society held the two-day MMA’19 conference on magnetic materials and applications in Milan, Italy on the 18th and 19th September 2019.  The event was held in partnership with  Laboratorio Elettrofisico as part of their 60th anniversary celebrations.  The event focused on magnetic materials, their applications and related technologies, bringing the European magnetics community…

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Reviewing Cenex LCV 2019 Event

Cenex-LCV is the UK’s premier low carbon vehicle event and the 2019 show was held at Millbrook in Bedfordshire, UK (4-5 September 2019).  After exhibiting at the event for the second consecutive year, Matthew Swallow, our Technical Product Manager for Magnetic Assemblies reviews the event. “For Bunting, the Cenex-LCV event is an opportunity to talk about…

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Bunting Joins Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association

In recognition of their long-time association with the plastics sector, the European division of the global Bunting Group has joined the Polymer Machinery Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMMDA). The PMMDA provides important information, representation and a mutual support for companies in the plastics industry.  Established in 1966, the association’s activities include exchanging information through networking…

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Bunting Draws Crowds at RWM 2019

From the moment the RWM 2019 exhibition opened the doors, visitors were drawn to Bunting’s busy and noisy stand.  There was plenty for visitors to see with demonstrations taking place on both the Eddy Current Separator and Stainless Steel Magnetic Separator. “This year’s show was the busiest for a long time,” explained Simon Ayling, the…

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Plastic Waste Recycling Targets

The success or failure to recycle plastic packaging in the UK and Europe is defined by targets.  The politicians set the targets and then monitor the relative recycling performance using data provided by the member states and local authorities.  In this article, we look at the most recent targets and the accuracy of reported data.…

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Metal Separation from Virgin and Recycled Plastics at the K2019 Exhibition

Bunting Magnetics Europe FF Grate Magnet

Removing metal from virgin and recycled plastics is the focus on the Bunting stand (Hall 10/J 47) at the international K 2019 exhibition (16-23 October 2019, Düsseldorf, Germany). Metal contamination is an issue for any company producing plastics products or managing plastic waste.  In virgin plastic manufacturing processes, metal damages processing equipment and the quality…

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Bunting Rebrands

Bunting new brand logo & flyer

On August 3rd, 2019, Bunting Magnetics Co. celebrated its 60th anniversary as a company.  Since being founded in 1959, Bunting Magnetics Co. has grown from a small company in Chicago, Illinois, to a growing global force with multiple locations around the world.  Bunting Magnetics Co. has acquired several different companies over the years, and in…

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Recovering Metal at RWM 2019

RWM 2019 metal recovering

Dynamic techniques to recover and separate metal from secondary ‘waste’ materials is the theme for the Bunting stand at RWM 2019 (11 & 12 September, NEC, Birmingham, UK).  Solutions for recovering metal and removing metal from the reclaimed product to enable recycling, are on display on stand P1. Recycling has never had a higher profile. …

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