Shut down: Standards group turns off machine at Feiplastic for failing safety standard


São Paulo—Inspectors from a new safety standard enforcement team forced an exhibitor to shut down a bag-making machine on the second day of the Feiplastic 2013 fair in São Paulo, saying the equipment, from an unnamed Chinese supplier, did not satisfy a revamped standard that Brazil is now more vigorously enforcing.

The Brazilian machinery association (ABIMAQ) has a working standards group known by the acronym ABET that is participating in a global revision of technical standards for plastics machinery, along with groups like the Italian plastics machinery association (Assocomaplast) and the Germany equivalent (VDMA)...
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