International Conference

by Susan Gibson, JSJ Productions, Inc.

The ARMO (Alliance Rotational Moulding Organisations) International Conference 2018 took place September 16-18 at the Universität Hamburg – Hamburg, Germany. The overall vibe of the conference was one of complete success from start to finish from the education program to the trade exhibition to the unique social and networking events. Attended by rotomolders, suppliers, and other professionals from throughout the world, the ARMO 2018 Conference drew 562 attendees representing 49 different countries, resulting in the highest attendance ever for an ARMO European conference. More than 50 companies participated in the ARMO Exhibition, which ran throughout the conference featuring a wide variety of industry products and services. In addition, there were many unique rotomolded products on display as well as live working equipment on the exhibits floor including an AMS 5-axis Robomould machine. READ MORE


Letter from the ARMO Chair

by Katia Zoppetti, ARMO Chair

Rotomoulding is a World of Possibilities

As we all know so very well -- Rotomoulding is a World of Possibilities. It is a flexible process that reaches the global marketplace in terms of geographic locations and products and applications. Being present throughout the world has allowed all our local associations to pool their resources and form the unique affiliation of ARMO.

ARMO is a global identity. For this reason, we must continue to pursue our objectives to enhance the global framework and meet the challenges of our industry, collecting and exploring our shared knowledge and resources. This can be only be achieved if we act together. Unity is strength formed by teamwork and collaboration, and wonderful things can be achieved.

This is my vision for achievement with your help over the next two years - a global group that works together to overcome the diversity of cultures and approach -- so that ARMO will maintain our standing as a truly global network providing great benefit to our various member associations and to our industry as a whole.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2019!


Katia Zoppetti

ARMO Chairwoman


Save the Date: ARMO 2019 "Methods, Processes & Technology 4.0"

16th – 18th September

ARMO 2019 will take place at the Sun City Resort in Rustenberg, North West, South Africa 16th - 18th September. The event will be hosted by ARMSA (Association of Rotational Moulders of Southern Africa), and it promises to be an event like no other.

Sun City has been specifically chosen since it caters for everyone’s needs…the Pilansberg National Park borders on the Sun City Resort, which is a Game Reserve with the “Big Five” for breath-taking Safaris. The Resort also boasts two Championship Golf Courses, a Casino, Waterworld (with a Beach), Crocodile Camp, and Hot Air Balloon Safaris, to name a few experiences! READ MORE

ARMO Announces Katia Zoppetti as New Chairwoman of the Board

"Our task at ARMO, as the representative of the industry worldwide, is to ensure rotational moulding is the process of the future – not of the past." – Katia Zoppetti

LONDON, UK – The Affiliation of Rotomolding Organizations (ARMO), is pleased to announce the election of Katia Zoppetti as the newly elected Chairwoman of the Board. Zoppetti’s role began upon the conclusion of the 2018 ARMO Conference in Hamburg, and she will serve a 2-year term.

Zoppetti has been involved in the rotomoulding industry for almost 20 years. After her studies in Chemistry, she began her experience by working in the R&D department of Acerbis Italia. During her 13-year tenure with Acerbis, Zoppetti rose from lab technician to manager of R&D. Today, Zoppetti works in the technical and sales department of DRAM, a young company supplier to the rotational moulding industry, that specializes in problem solving. In addition, Zoppetti is the President of the Italian Rotomoulding Association (IT-RO – Italia Rotazionale). READ MORE


The BPF Rotational Moulding Group

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) Rotational Moulding Group represents and promotes the interests of all those involved in the rotational moulding process – moulders, material suppliers, machinery, and ancillary equipment manufacturers and service providers.

The BPF has played a leading role worldwide by producing the first Rotational Moulding H&S guidance in the world, the very first document to tackle health and safety issues in the rotational moulding industry and to provide a list of what to assess and what to look for when a rotational moulder is carrying out a risk assessment. The document gives advice on the safeguarding requirements for foreseeable hazards associated with rotational moulding machines, including whole body entrapment. READ MORE


The Rotomachinery Group Expand its Production Capacity in North America

SHERBROOKE (QC) CANADA — We are glad that last year has finished with an additional 9.000 sq.ft. (800 sq. m.) of production space in our Canadian site of Sherbrooke (QC), 70 miles east of Montreal.

Mr. Pierluigi Sacchi, president of the Rotomachinery Group reports: “This is another step forward in our investment program in North America. This expansion allows more efficient work conditions and organization, and helps with the logistics, and increases our production output by shortening lead times. The technical department works in a closer contact with the technicians in the shop and the after-sales service has been enhanced by further investing in people and media for remote assistance, further improving the customer’s experience.” READ MORE


ARMO Mission

The Affiliation of Rotational Moulding Organisations (ARMO) was established to provide an equal forum for organisations serving the global rotational

moulding industry. ARMO is a voluntary group of organisations servicing the global rotomoulding industry, each having their individual memberships and structure. The members of the affiliation will work together to advise the industry through their individual organisations, however the vision of ARMO is to work co-operatively on various projects for the benefit of all members.

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