Assocomaplast - Italian plastics and rubber processing machinery and moulds manufacturers´ association - reached its 50th anniversary, as it was founded in Milan on September 28, 1960.
The association - which now has 143 active Members, representing around 90% of the Italian sector´s turnover - was started by a group of 8 companies, further joined by many other plastics and rubber processing machinery and auxiliary equipment manufacturers.
Shortly after, Assocomaplast, together with French and German national associations, promoted the creation of the Europe´s association Euromap.
To celebrate its birthday, the association will organize a gala dinner on Saturday October 9, at the Museum of Science and Technology "Leonardo da Vinci", in Milan. The location is not casual: as a matter of fact, the Museum hosts a section devoted to plastics and rubber, that was inaugurated some years ago, confirming the essential contribution provided even by Italian scientists to the development of plastics applications.
On the occasion of the celebration, the founders and other personalities who have been working over these 50 years to sustain and strengthen the association´s activity will be awarded a special prize for their long-lasting commitment in the sector.