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April 2024

Improved Methods, Better Parts

State of the Plastics Industry 2024: Processors Again Report Slower Than Desired Q4, Cautious on Expectations for 2024

Viking Plastics Builds Successful Employee Referral Program

Throwing a Punch to Break Through Sales Walls

NPE2024 Features First-Ever Women in Plastics Breakfast

ACS Group Hires Regional Sales Managers for Southeastern and Western US

Allegheny Performance Plastics® Launches into Healthcare Sector

Aurora Plastics Rebrands as Aurora Material Solutions, Announces Acquisition of EnCom Polymers, Inc.

BinMaster Going From Reactive to Strategic Bulk Orders with VMI

Comar Wins Third Annual North America RJG Mold Smart Award

Conair to Unveil 12 Product Demos and AI-Driven Conveying Technology at NPE2024

Flextronics Plastics Wins Third Annual Latin America RJG Mold Smart Award

Neutrex, Inc. Appoints John R. Haag as President/CEO

Paulson Acquired by Certus

Plastrac Standardizes on Brushless Motors for All Its Blenders

PolySource Announces Distribution Partnership with Asaclean® Purging Compounds

Sonny Morneault Named President of Wittmann USA

March 2024

Empowering a Transformative Pathway to Sustainability: Understanding Sustainable Technologies

Partnership with ITR Economics Enhances Member Benefits

Mixed Reviews for 2024’s Economy

NPE2024 Delivers the Latest Technology

Absolute Haitian Generation 5 Launches at NPE2024

AEC to Feature New Auxiliary Equipment Products at NPE2024

Allegheny Performance Plastics® Launches into Healthcare Sector

Dri-Air Introduces the MD (MicroDryer) Series

ENTEK to Feature New Twin-Screw Extruder Technology, Wear Parts, and Auxiliary Equipment at NPE2024

FARREL POMINI will Debut Recycling Solution for Mechanical and Chemical Recycling at NPE2024

Frigel Introduces the Latest Developments in Cooling and Mold Temperature Control Solutions at NPE2024

Globeius to Showcase Array of Trusted Brands for Grinding and Parts Handling at NPE2024

Grand Traverse Plastics Corporation Strengthens Sales Team with Industry Experts

iD Additives to Feature Live In-Booth Mold Cleaning Demonstrations with Its Eco-Pro 360 System at NPE2024

Keeney Improves Regrind Quality Using Wittmann Granulators

LS Mtron to Showcase New IMMs, Controllers at NPE2024

MiVue to Feature Expanded Capabilities to Its Plant Monitoring Software at NPE2024

Mold-Masters Introduces Latest Technology at NPE2024

Mouldpro ApS to Exhibit at NPE2024 for the First Time

Movacolor Launched the MDS Volumetric Feeder

New, Web-Based Maguire Tracker Helps Plastics Processors Make Better Business Decisions

PCS will Showcase Products to Boost Injection Molding Productivity and Streamline Operations at NPE2024

New MCS Hot Runner Temperature Control Systems from PCS Company

Plastiblow to Demo New Double-Station All-Electric Machine at NPE2024

RJG’s Schedule of Events at NPE2024

Sterling to Feature New Auxiliary Equipment Products at NPE2024

WITTMANN USA to Showcase ‘It’s All WITTMANN’ at NPE2024

February 2024

Maximizing Website Impact on Sales Funnel, Recruiting Processes

Solving Design Challenges with Flow Analysis Simulation


Top 5 Reasons to Explore the LinkedIn Learning Library

Baerlocher USA to Feature Cutting-edge, Sustainable Additive Technologies and Initiatives at NPE2024

Manufacturing Consultants Work to Ensure a Prosperous Future for a Vital Sector

BinMaster NCR-86: One Radar, One Software Fits All

Envalior and Chase Plastics Announce Distribution Partnership

K 2025 Exhibitor Registration Open Online

LS Mtron Injection Molding Machine USA Names MCSI as Sales Representative for Midwest

Slide Products Announces Promotion of Betsi Burns as New Sales Manager

January 2024

Top 5 Plastics Business Articles of 2023

How to Get the Most Out of Attending NPE2024

Strategic Planning for 2024: Contracts, Labor Markets, Tax Impacts and Resin Trends

Organized Labor Activities Cause Concern for Plastics Processors

Top 5 New Workplace Health Concerns

ACS Group Names Matt Trump Area Sales Manager for Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky

Announcing the 2023 Chase Giving Card Donation Winners

Paulson Names 2023 Simtech™ Injection Molding Champion and Monthly Winners

2024 Trends in Plastics Manufacturing: Observations from Steve Bieszczat, DELMIAWorks CMO

AI Augments RJG’s CoPilot Process Control System for Enhanced Efficiency

Americhem and Nexeo Plastics Announce New Partnership for Engineered Compounds Distribution Across North America

Bunting Announces Mark Friesen as Global Marketing Director

Bunting Announces Tony Rampino as Director of Sales for the Americas

Globeius, Inc.’s Heated Nippers from Mouldpro 

Melt Temperature Measurement Technology Acquired

Plastics Industry Association Announces Future Dates for NPE: The Plastics Show 

PLASTICS Opens Nominations for William R. Carteaux Leadership Award

December 2023

Branching Out with Additive Manufacturing

Year-End Economic Outlook: Here We Go Again

Three Companies Navigate Cross-Border M&A Trends and Transactions

MAPP Benchmarking & Best Practices Conference Delivers Inspiration and Innovation

Husky Celebrates Grand Opening of New State-of-the-Art Service Center 

3D Systems’ Co-Founder and CTO Awarded National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Paulson Training Registration Open for 2024 Seminars

SITON Suction Pads From COVAL

PLASTICS Unveils NPE2024: The Plastic Show’s Education Sessions

BinMaster Creates New Solar System

SVP Expands Quality Department with Installation of Zeiss Mass Accura CMM

LS Mtron Injection Molding Machine Forms Mexico Business Unit

Kassow Robots Establishes US Sales, Support Team

PCS Company Introduces the Polimold Valve Gate Sequencer

RJG Facilitates Seamless Data Transfer From eDART to CoPilot for Injection Molders

November 2023

How to Get the Most Out of Exhibiting at NPE2024

Annual MAPP Innovation Award Winners Announced

Technology Focus: Automation and Robotics

PLASTICS Launches Recycling is Real Advocacy Campaign

Benchmarking Conference Welcomes Emmy Award-Winning Speaker

Globeius, Inc. to Distribute Mouldpro’s Flosense 1.0 Mold Monitoring System in North America 

LS Mtron Injection Molding Machine USA Continues to Expand

Americhem Announces New Executive Leadership

RJG Names Qualified Trainer of the Year

Elevating Conair’s Vision with Superior Products and Customer Service

New Interdisciplinary Labs Bolster US Manufacturing

M. Holland Company’s 3D Printing Group Acquired by Interfacial Consultants LLC, a NAGASE Group Company

PCS Company Now Distributing Intelligent Mold Cleaners from FADO Group

Absolute Haitian Welcomes Guests to South Carolina Open House

Evolve Announces Partnership with alphacam to Provide STEP Parts Production In Europe

2024 Annual RJG Global Mold Smart Award Now Open for Applications

Globeius Inc. Named Exclusive Distributor in North America for Preven S.R.L. 

October 2023

Best Practices for New Program Start-Up: The Supplier Perspective

Hiring Skilled Labor in an Uncertain Job Market

Changing Industry Dynamics Crunching Plastics Processors for Higher Wages

It’s Time to Sell

6 Benefits of Augmented Reality in Manufacturing

Group Acquires a Majority Stake In Garbe Automatisme

PCS Company Names Mark Casey Outside Sales Representative

Rosti North America Opens Digital Innovation Lab

Falcon Plastics Announces Corporate Address Change

Tessy Plastics Appoints New President, Stafford Frearson

Pressure Tester from Globeius Provides Quick and Easy Way to Test Injection Molds

2024 Annual RJG Global Mold Smart Award Now Open for Applications

M. Holland Offers Mfinity™ Line of Sustainable Resins 

PolySource Announces Damien Couch as Chief Development Officer

Plastics Industry Association Launches Recycling is Real Advocacy Campaign

NPE2024: The Plastics Show

Record-Breaking PACK EXPO Las Vegas Exceeds Expectations

September 2023

Benchmarking & Best Practices Conferences

Strengthening Plastics Manufacturing Performance via Management by Exception

What Recession?

Contracting in a New World

Harbour Results, AutoForecast Solutions Release First-of-its-Kind Battery Electric Vehicle Market Study

Pyramid Molding Group Expands Workforce by 21 to Fuel Anticipated Growth

Wabash MPI and Carver Introduce New Options for PNP Pneumatic Presses

PCS Company Introduces New M-2 Ejector Pins

ENTEK Introduces Screw Layout Designer 2.0

Westec Plastics Introduces Revolutionary Mantle P-200 Metal 3D Printer

Conventus Polymers LLC Announces Opening of Singapore Subsidiary

WITTMANN USA Updates Popular WiConnect! App

Chase Plastics Expands Sustainable Thermoplastics Offering

BinMaster’s New Spin on the Reliable Rotary

August 2023

CMG Plastics  Combines Sight and Sound to Increase Safety

Leaders Drive Success by Asking the Right Questions

Looking Ahead to 2023: Markets, Staffing and Investments

Plastics Processors Indicate Slower than Expected Q3 2022, Temper Expectations for 2023

Benchmarking & Best Practices Conference in Indianapolis

PCS Company Launches Low-Level Hopper Alarm

Viking Plastics Recognized for Impressive Performance of Outstanding Quality

BinMaster Flow Detector Prevents Plugged Chutes and Cross Contamination

Hoffer Plastics Welcomes Jeff Klabunde as VP of Operations

RJG’s New Course: Part & Mold Design for Injection Molding

New Sales Management at WITTMANN BATTENFELD

Matrix Announces the Successful Sale of Vital Plastics, Inc.

US Merchants Grows Molding Operations with LS Mtron Molding Machines

BinMaster 3D Solids Scanner Offers ATEX Certification

Westec Plastics Receives a Mantle Production System

AIM Institute Acquires MoldTrax, Offers Mold Training Courses

Central Plastics Fuels Growth Through Enhanced Capabilities and Sustainable Investments

Globeius, Inc. to Represent Novatec, Inc. in Florida

LS Mtron Names Plastic Equipment Technologies Sales Representative for Texas

SPE Announces ANTEC® 2024 Call for Speakers

LS Mtron Introduces New Models of Its LSG-V Vertical Injection Molding Machines

July 2023

Secondary Education Programs Offer Plastics Opportunities

New Tax Law Rewards Manufacturers for Going Green

Step Back to Let Others Lead

What’s New and What’s Possible in Additive Manufacturing for Plastics, Metal and More

The 8 Most Common Efficiency Gaps in Plastics Operations

WITTMANN Integrated Injection Molding Machine Workcells Fuel Comar’s Facility

PolySource and Falcon Engineering Team Up to Revolutionize Sucker Rod Design

Globeius Inc. Represents Maguire Products, Inc. in Florida

VasanthaTech Establishes US Operations in Cincinnati

M. Holland Partners with Febo to Further International Expansion

PCS Company Launches Mold Storage Racks

ENTEK Launches Wear Parts Division

PCS Company Releases Moldshield™

Stratec Acquires Natech Plastics

Conair Group Appoints New Executives Across Platform

LS Mtron Hires B-Automated LLC as Upper Midwest Sales Rep

Polymer Resources Completes Expansion of Its Rochester Compounding Facility

Viking Plastics Receives 2022 Supplier Quality Excellence Award

OTTO Counts on LS Mtron Injection Molding Machines

Bold Laser Automation Announces Advanced Precision MSII003 Workstation

SPE® Announces Kevin Pageau Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award

June 2023

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes to Lead with Empathy

Molding the Market: The Future of Medical Resins

Plastics Executives Report Encouraging Outlook for Automation

A Collision of the Global Supply Chain: Politics, Inflation and Alternative Sources

Top 5 Ways to Turn Failure into Advantage

Globeius Showcases Hot Tip Sprue Cleaner

RJG Names Winners of Mold Smart Award

Plastics Industry Association Announces NPE2024 Sold-Out Show Floor

First Pellets Produced at Orion Performance Compounds

Filmmaking Competition Aims to Get Young People Involved in Manufacturing

Dri-Air Launches Compressed Air Loader

BinMaster Cloud Inventory Systems Simplified for Processors

Kassow Robots Introduces Cobot to North America

CapSen Robotics Launches Picking Software

May 2023

Crisis Communications: Adjusting the Marketing Message

Design Concerns for Durable Products: IML/IMD/IME

“Future Proofing” Your Production Workforce

Harbour Results Study: Manufacturing Industry Optimistic Despite Marketplace Challenges

Top 5 Tips for Approaching a Big Data Project

Carbon Introduces LOCTITE® 3843 HDT60

ARI Launches Technology Updates to Max Series

Piab Group Acquires COVAL

Shimadzu Introduces User-Friendly CT System

HS Inc. Transitions Business Focus to Manufacturing Automation

Mantle Releases High-Precision Shaping Package

Novatec Announces Distribution Partnership with aboni

Motion Ai Opens Facility in Massachusetts

AEC Introduces New Wheel Dryer Line

Movacolor Launches Blender Range

PCS Company Details New Lines of Mold Lifting Rings

LS Mtron Expands ONE-E Injection Molding Machines

Novatec Unveils DryerGenie

LS Mtron Names Sales Rep for Southeast

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag North America Revamps Executive Management Team

M. Holland Obtains ISCC PLUS Certification

T.O. Plastics Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Globeius Inc. Stocking More Moditec Granulators, Spare Parts

RJG’s Math for Molders Course Available on Mobile

Coperion K-Tron Expands ProRate PLUS Feeder Line

Progressive Components Launches Ejector Accelerators

April 2023

Recycled Resins Fill Sustainability Gaps in Plastic Processing

North American Outlook: Inflation is the Focus

Champion Plastics Innovates with Plasma Treating Automation

Finding Waste on the Plant Floor

Top 5 Smart Recycling Efforts

Conair Introduces Compact Shredders

Dynamic Conveyor Launches DynaPro™

SPE Announces Call for Nominations for Automotive Awards

Niigata Machine Creates Spinoff for Injection Molding Business

Gemstar Manufacturing Announces New Leadership

Foster Supply Chain Solutions Hires Rep for Midwest Business Development

Globeius to Carry New Water Filters from Mouldpro

Space Draw Exhibition Garners More Than 1 Million Square Feet for NPE2024

INDCO Mixers Offer Economy, Immediate Availability

WITTMANN Releases 2022 Sales Results

OMV Technologies Hires New CEO

M. Holland, Lavergne Partner to Distribute PCR Resins

Asahi Kasei Plastics North America to Merge with Asahi Kasei Asaclean Americas

Conair Demonstrates Moisture Minder® Sensor

Orion Performance Compounds Storms onto the Scene

Pacific Plastics Injection Molding Receives Medical Device Certification

March 2023

Four Steps to Improve Supply Chain Forecasting

Managed Service Providers are Critical to Securing Smart Factory

How Does Healthcare Delivery Differ from Pizza Delivery?

Molding the Market: The Future of Medical Resins

IDTechEx Explores Nine Startups Innovating Polymer Additive Manufacturing

Neutrex Owner and Founder Passes Away at 93

SABIC Makes Circular Solutions Production Plans

Foster Corporation Announces New Brand ID For Distribution Business

Teamvantage Launches Parent Company: Velosity

ACC Coatings Debuts Updated Website

Plante Moran Survey Focuses on EV Transition

PolySource Introduces RETEGRA

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Doubling Machine Production Capacity in China

February 2023

Digital Marketing at iD Additives: Real Results with Quality over Quantity

Employee Benefits: Rising Costs vs. Necessary Incentives

Despite Supply Chain Improvements, Skepticism Remains

Applying TQM to Sales

Resolutions for Workforce Development in 2023

Quantum Storage/M&M Plastics Purchases LS Mtron Machines

DELMIAWorks SHOPWORKS Adds Widget for Assembly Manufacturing

Creative Technology Under New Leadership

Aurora Plastics Announces New COO

Maguire Debuts ULTRA 2000 Dryer Model

LS Mtron Forms New Entity and Announces New President

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Expands All-Electric Platform

RJG Launches Material Handling Course

Harbour Results Hires Business Development Manager

M. Holland Restructures Leadership Team

Paulson Offers Advanced Course in Spanish

PCS Company Distributes i-mold Tunnel Gate Inserts

Sussex IM Announces New President/CEO and Leadership

Caprio Joins LS Mtron as President of Sales

January 2023

Top 5 Plastics Business Articles of 2022

Raising the Bar on Recruitment and Retention

Strategic Alternatives: Insights on Ownership Transitions

US is More Profitable Than China for Plastics-Based Manufacturing

Booklist: We Already are Leaders

2022 Chase Plastics Giving Card Campaign Winners Announced

RJG Adds LS Mtron Molding Machine at North Carolina Training Facility

GROB Introduces Customizable Tower Pallet Storage System

Atlas Copco Launches Water Chiller Range

Chase Plastics Partners with Elastron

PolySource Adds LAPEROS® LCP to Its Resin Solutions

LS Mtron Names Millholland Conrad as Midwest Sales Representative

Conair “Common Control” for Dryers Brings New Features

Venture Plastics Purchases Nissei Machine, Strengthens Manufacturing and Operations

December 2022

Building Resilience Together at the MAPP Benchmarking & Best Practices Conference

Find Sources for Plastics Equipment and Consumables

What to Make of Recession Angst

NIST Awards Funding to Study Plastic Waste Reduction

Booklist: Putting the “Pro” in Procrastinate

DeKALB Molded Plastics Announces Ownership Change

Starrett Appoints Director of Operations and Continuous Improvement

PCS Company Makes Appointments

LS Mtron Hires Business Development Manager

Fortify Appoints Lawrence Ganti as CEO

MAC Automation Concepts Completes Facility Expansion

Harbour Results: North American Tooling Spend Forecasted to Reach $8.3B in 2025

NewCo Plastics Acquires PM Mold

Conventus Becomes Distributor for AGC Chemicals Americas

November 2022

What’s New and What’s Possible in Additive Manufacturing for Plastics, Metal and More

Reshoring Gains Momentum

Why Can’t We Be Like Cars?

Plastics Industry Responds to Greenpeace Report, Attacks on Plastic Recycling

Top 5 Reasons to Try Reverse Mentoring

Globeius Distributes Mouldpro ApS Descaling Pump

Wilmington Machinery Debuts Series IV 8-Station Machine

Natech Plastics Awarded Long Island Top Workplaces 2022

Progressive Components Releases Performance Standards, Introduces ProFile v4

Wisconsin Plastics Inc. Celebrates 50 Years

Aurora Plastics Merges with Enviroplas

RJG Announces Course in Graph Interpretation for Injection Molding

Venture Plastics Purchases Additional Nissei Machine

PTi Announces Next Generation uCAMS™ Plus

Allegheny Expands Leadership Team

AMUG Opens Registration for 2023 Conference

Discovery Education Presents Resources from STEM Careers Coalition

Robot Guide from KUKA Aims to Streamline Automation

October 2022

Going for Gold: Safety in the Workplace

Processors Increase Wages Amid Historically High US Inflation Rate

Recruitment and Retention: Ideas from Other Processors

Top 5 Renewable Energy Sources

It’s Time to Intentionally Connect

Maguire Releases New Equipment

Evolve Additive Solutions Hires VP of Sales and Marketing

Amco Polymers to Distribute Celanese Products

Conair Extends Line of Thermolator TCUs, Launches Moisture Monitor Sensor

PCS Company Now Distributing MIN-LUBE Grease

WITTMANN Battenfeld Launches Gas Pressure Technology

Mantle Announces Commercial Launch, Availability of 3D Printers

Recipients Announced for Charles F. Sears Dri Air Industries Scholarships

Viking Plastics Announces Promotion

BMG Announces NextGen Controls

ICE Flex Becomes WITTMANN Digital

Additive Manufacturing Industry to Surpass $41 Billion by 2033

Paulson to Release New Training Programs

ACS Group Names Southeast Regional Sales Manager

KIEFEL Packaging GmbH Names Dual Leadership

Micro Mold Undergoes Renovations for New Equipment

MachineMetrics Releases Connector for Universal Robots

Wilmington Machinery Launches Medium Pressure Injection Molding Machine

September 2022

MAPP Benchmarking & Best Practices Conference: Building Resilience

China’s Threat to Itself and the World

Techniques for a Successful Mold-Building Relationship

Finding and Assessing New Business Opportunities

Top 5 Things to Know about Manufacturing.gov

James Porter Joins Beacon MedTech Solutions

Conair Offers SmartServices® Platform

Trexel Expands MuCell® Blow Molding Technology

Amco Polymers: 2022 Electrical and Electronics Summit

Aurora Plastics Breaks Ground on Expansion

TruArc Partners Acquires Molded Devices

Erie Molded Packaging Celebrates 40 Years

Processors Turn to Gear Pumps to Boost Extruder Output

Worldwide Plastics Industry Focuses on K 2022

Stratasys Acquires Covestro’s Additive Manufacturing Business

PCS Company Launches CableXChecker®

Stout Acquires Davis & Hosfield

ATC Invests in New Facility and LS Mtron Machines

ParaMatters Joins the Carbon Platform

Viking Plastics Expands Jeffersonville Facility

KKR Agrees to Sell Minnesota Rubber and Plastics to Trelleborg

August 2022

Five Common HR Challenges in the Plastics Industry

Who Supports the Leaders? The Role of the Business Support Team

Plastics Processors Identify Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare Landscape

m-hub Connects the Plastics Industry

10 Tips to Help Prevent Dust Explosions, Reduce Hazardous Risks

Natech Installs Three New Injection Molding Presses

Beaumont Advanced Processing Announces Expansion

Conair Announces Thermolator TW-T

PCS Company Develops Nozzle Leak Detector

RJG Launches Website, Training Academy

Absolute Haitian Debuts Multi-Injection Molding Machines

Portable Alligator Shear Reduces Oversized Plastic Scrap

OMV Technologies Appoints VP of Sales and Marketing

Comau Unveils Industrial Robot

DELMIAWorks Releases White Paper on Supply Chain Volatility

M. Holland Launches Packaging Portfolio

Viking Plastics Receives 2021 GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award

LS Mtron Names CSM for North America, Consolidates Service Groups

Paulson Releases New Advanced Training Course

Hoffer Plastics Named “Business of the Year” in Hometown

Trexel, MuCell Extrusion Reach Agreement

July 2022

An Effective Approach to Toolmaker Evaluations

Don’t Take the Medicine Yet!

Check Fraud Scheme Stopped with Positive Pay

What Are the Real Threats to the Economy?

Scientists Make Plastic More Degradable Under UV Light

Bio-Based Plastics Packaging Gets Boost from Ultrasonic Welding Technology

OSHA Offers Tips for Suicide Prevention

Metro Plastics Technologies Sold to New York Investment Firm

Wipfli Releases Results of Resilient Manufacturers Study

Plaskolite Acquires MXL Industries

Viking Plastics Jeffersonville Ships First Molded Part

RJG’s 2023 Mold Smart Award Open for Applications

DELMIAWorks Releases “The Ultimate Guide to Manufacturing Software”

Dynamic Conveyor Introduces Roller Conveyor

Wittmann USA Helps Westfall Technik Start Up Chicago Plant

June 2022

Plants Experiment with Alternate Work Schedules

A Higher Meaning to Work at Belmont Engineered Plastics

Every Plant Needs to Conduct a Cyber Risk Assessment

Top 5 Ways States are Investing in Manufacturing

Booklist: We Already are Leaders

Chase Plastics Celebrates 30 Years

Viking Plastics to Add Capacity

RJG Inc. Launches New Website and Training Academy

Conair Launches PipeMaster Cooling Tank

ACS Group Launches MiVue Software

Comau Releases N-220 Robot

Reshoring Initiative® 2021 Data Report

May 2022

Stress Testing the Business: Five Lessons from Plastic Molding Companies

When Customers Hold Their Hands Up: Lead Response

OSHA Launches Regional Program on Workplace Noise

Harbour Results Releases Findings from Manufacturing Pulse Study

Booklist: Are You Listening?

Paulson Training Unveils Spanish Version of SkillBuilder

Plastics Industry Association Announces Top Leadership Appointments

ENTEK Manufacturing Promotes Three New Vice Presidents

PMT Announces Major Rebranding Initiative

PCS Company Introduces TC50 Hot Runner Temperature Controller

LS Mtron Customer Crestwood Industries Expands Molding Operations

April 2022

Q&A: Automation in Plastics Molding Plants

Monitoring Costs of Health Benefits: What’s the Magic Number?

State of the Plastics Industry Report Leads to Optimism

New Report Looks into Perceptions of US Manufacturing Industry

Top 5 Tips for Coexisting with Today’s Business Chaos

Research into Sugar-Based Plastics Shows Shape of Things to Come

BinCloud Announces App Update

Mouldpro Line of Safety Couplings Aim to Provide Safe Operation

AMUG Awards Two Scholarships

Stratasys Expands GrabCAD Software Partner Program

Plastiblow Forms New Company for North America

DelmiaWorks Releases White Paper on Gaining Control of Manufacturing Processes

Progressive Components Launches Configurable CADalog

Plastikos Wins North America RJG Mold Smart Award

LS Mtron Introduces AI-Based Smart Injection Molding System

March 2022

New Facility Construction: Designing for the Future

The Complexity of Machine Rates in the Plastics Processing Industry

What is Going On, and Why?

From the Vault: Spring Cleaning in the Tool Room

Aftermarket Partnerships Maximize Equipment Performance

Paulson Launches 2022 Simtech Injection Molding Challenge

RJG Announces Essentials of Injection Molding Course

Rack-Storage Names Globeius Inc. as Exclusive North American Distributor

Americhem Releases 2023 Color Trends

Carbon Unveils Flame-Retardant Resin

PPTA Program Aims to Elevate Injection Molding Workforce

Molded Dimensions Acquires GlobalTech Plastics

Star Plastics Invests $5 Million in Equipment

TriMas Acquires Intertech

February 2022

What Processors Can Do to Maintain a Healthy Flow in Their Resin Supply Chain

Sales Strategies to Attract New Business

Five Key Points CEOs Should Address in Their IT Services Contracts

Manufacturing Trends for 2022

Setting Priorities and Creating Habits

LS Mtron Releases New Injection Molding Machine

Plastic Molding Technology Acquired by Tide Rock

Absolute Expands Sales Management Team

Coperion K-Tron Announces ProRate PLUS Feeder Line

Stout Ranks as Top Fairness Opinion Provider

M. Holland Company Improves EcoVadis Index Score

Heartland and Ravago Americas Execute a Joint Development

Paulson Names 2021 SimTech Injection Molding Champion

January 2022

Top 5 Plastics Business Articles of 2021

State of the Plastics Industry

What’s Up with Inflation These Days?

Attracting Moms as a Workforce Segment

WITTMANN Group Changes Brand Strategy

Plastic Design & Manufacturing Transfers Ownership

TriMech Acquires InterPRO Additive Manufacturing Group

Chase Plastics Announces Winners of 2021 Giving Card Campaign

Viking Plastics Hires Two Employees

New Course Available at Paulson Training Programs

Slide Products Partners with One Tree Planted

Piovan Acquires IPEG

December 2021

Going Green is Good for Business at PMT

Lessons Learned in Benchmarking & Best Practices

Find Sources for Plastics Business-Related Equipment and Consumables

Annual MAPP Innovation Award Winners Announced

Assessing CRM Software in Manufacturing

Lori Eastman Joins Viking Plastics

Chase Plastics Announces Annual Giving Card Campaign

Conair Group Names President

Injequaly Opens Injection Molding Plant in Brazil

ASTM International Signs Memorandum of Understanding

Brown Machine Group Names General Manager

Tessy Plastics Purchases Additional Campus, Increases Square Footage

Forward AM Opens Center in Detroit

BinMaster Releases Redesigned NCR-80

Stratasys Delivers Open Software Platform

November 2021

Leaders Never Stop Learning: The “Building Leaders of Character” Program

No-Cost Energy Assessments Offered by DOE’s Industrial Assessment Center

Stout Publishes Plastics Industry Update Report for Q3 2021

Top 5 Overlooked Groups for Workforce Development

Study: Indiana Manufacturers Ready to Tackle Data, AI

DELMIAworks Releases White Paper

Wilmington Machinery Continues Development of Blow Molding Machines

SPE Automotive Division Names Award Finalists

AMCO Polymers Launches Mobility Initiative

PMT Achieves ISO 14001 Registration

Chase Plastics Appoints CEO, President

Mold-Masters Debuts Technologies at Fakuma 2021

M. Holland, Covestro Broaden to Distribute Polycarbonates in Mexico

SABIC Upgrades Largest Plant in the Americas

Stratasys to Acquire Outstanding Stake in Xaar 3D

Fluke Reliability Releases Vibration-Monitoring Tool

October 2021

Benchmarking Conference Welcomes Keynote Speaker Matthew Kelly

Six Things Manufacturers Should Do with Safety Data Sheets

Competitive Nature Improves Quality at Dymotek

Protecting Workers in a Post-Pandemic Manufacturing Environment

From Surviving the Resin Shortage to a Zero-Scrap Footprint

First RJG Global Mold Smart Award Open for Applications

DW Prouty Joins BinMaster Network

Report: Reshoring Poised to Surge 38% to Record High

PMT Invests in New Equipment to Support Growth

Nexeo Plastics Names Nathan Wiker as Expansion Leader

Star Plastics Appoints Donald Wiseman as CEO

Wilmington Machinery Redesigns Molding Machines

Natech Plastics Introduces Custom Extraction Tube

Plastic Components Inc. Acquires SMI Molding, LLC

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics Breaks Ground on Innovation Center

Hoffer Plastics Launches ‘Break the Mold’ Initiative

September 2021

Automating Processes Beyond the Production Floor

Preview: MAPP Benchmarking & Best Practices Conference

We Got What We Wanted … Now What?

Additive Manufacturing: Emerging into a Post-COVID World

Harbour Results Adds Plastics Industry Veteran Gene Mussel

Aurora Plastics Announces Change in Ownership

Pyramid Plastics Announces Equipment Expansion

Progressive Components Adds Nozzle Tip

Jesco Molding Uses Wittmann Primus Robots

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics to Showcase Plans for Innovation Center

BinMaster Catalog Features New Inventory Management Solutions

Conventus Polymers Strives for Diversity

Absolute Haitian Launches Mars III in US, Canada

Asahi Kasei Plastics Names President and CEO

August 2021

Five Places to be on the Lookout for Fraud

Successful Transition: Leadership Changes in a Pandemic

Understanding Cleanrooms and Their Successful Use in Plastics Decoration

When You See a Fork in the Road, Take It

Top 5 Presentations on Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings by DOE Better Plants Partners

Asaclean Announces PLUS Grade Release

Nexeo Plastics Acquires Nevicolor

Carbon Expands Materials Range

RJG Announces New Logo, Branding

Henkel 3D Printing Facilities Achieve Quality Standard

Viking Plastics Names Shawn Gross VP of Culture and Business Development

DSM, Sabic Combine Efforts to Create Recycled-Based Product

MachineMetrics Appoints Chief Revenue Officer

Diversified Plastics Appoints Business Development Manager

PTi Announces uCAMS

Emerson’s Ultrasonic Systems Reduce Mold Cleaning Times

Wittmann Battenfeld Sets Company Record for Robot Sales

July 2021

Finding Waste on the Plant Floor

Manufacturers Losing the Battle Against Healthcare Insurance Companies

Blast from the Past: A Return to 1990s Economics

Purdue Innovation Could Make Recycling More Profitable

Are You Shipping Cash with Your Packaged Products?

Mueller Prost Joins Forces with Wipfli LLP

Target Corp. Commits to 20% Virgin Plastic Reduction Goal

Massachusetts Plastic Blow Molding Company Breaks Ground on Expansion

New Materials Testing Software Focuses on Rubber and Plastics

Stratasys Introduces PolyJet 3D Printing Solutions

Hillenbrand Announces CEO Retirement and Succession Plan

Graham Engineering Promotes Vladmir Ilyutovich

SABIC Takes Part in Thermoplastic Recycling Study

June 2021

15 Years of Plastics Business Magazine

Products and Services Showcase for the Plastics Processing Industry

M&A in the Time of COVID-19

Additive Manufacturing Users Group Names Technical Competition Winners

Top 5 Operational Practices of Exemplary Manufacturing Plants

Paulson Reports Record Seminar Registration Despite COVID-19

iD Additives Presents iD ZoomChats

AIM Molders’ Series Now Accredited

BinMaster Offers Compact Non-Contact Radar for the Cloud

Chroma Color Concentrates Available for 3D Printing Applications

WITTMANN Releases S-Max 3 Screenless Granulator

Sentinel™ System Monitors Environmental Changes Impacting Cleanroom Conditions

Harbour Results Partners with AutoForecast Solutions

Techniplas Acquires Parts of Nanogate

May 2021

Bamar Plastics Saves Time, Bolsters ROI with STEPsaver Mobile Cart

Reduce Electrical Shock Incidents by Relying on Safety-by-Design

Evaluating Surface Pretreatment Technologies

North American Manufacturing Rebounding from a Challenging 2020

Seven Ways to Lower Plastic Injection Molding Costs

Falcon Plastics Announces Leadership Changes into 3rd Generation

SPE® Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition Announces Call for Nominations

IDTechEx: New View on 3D Printed Materials, Metal Additive Manufacturing

Moldex3D 2021 Unlocks Competitive Edge for Plastic Businesses

Oerlikon Signs Agreement to Acquire INglass

PolySource Announces Expansion to POK Material Line

PLASTICS Releases New Safety Standard for Robotics and Injection Molding

New Simulation Support Application Released for The Hub by RJG

SABIC Joins Collaborative Scholarship for Chemicals Industry Workforce

April 2021

Automation Increases Safety on the Plant Floor

Negotiating Customer Supply Agreements

To Repair or Not to Repair?

What I Wish I Knew About Selling My Business Before I Sold My Business

Top 5 Learning Styles of Skilled Workers

Viking Plastics Honored for 15 Years of Active MAPP Membership

Proco Launches Next-Gen Case Packer

New Mold Transfer Application on The Hub by RJG

Frigel Introduces Self-Contained Portable Air-Cooled Chillers

BinMaster Releases White Paper

WITTMANN Looks Ahead with Optimism

Plastikos Medical Expands

Slide Offers Slide Hi-Temp Purge

ECO™ Air-Cooled Chillers from Conair Offer Operational Flexibility

Randy Feese Appointed VP of Operations for Garner Industries

Absolute Haitian Offers Three Options for 2021

March 2021

Use Automation to Monitor Resin Inventory

Building a Culture of Gratitude through Social Media Interaction

Manufacturing Training and Jobs for the Reentry Population

Tips for Troubleshooting Thermoforming Technology

SPE® Seeks Nominations for Automotive Innovation Awards Competition & Gala

ASTM International Transitions May, June In-Person Standards Meetings to All Virtual

Plastic Parts Inc. Honored in “We’re All Innovating” Contest

Sussex IM Partners with Breathewire, 4ocean to Develop Sustainable Mask Product

Venture Plastics Adds Two Nissei Presses

Trademark Plastics Earns MedAccred Accreditation

Conair Updates Mini-DeDuster® C-50 Separator

Dynamic Conveyor Introduces High-Impact Conveyor

Nexeo Plastics Names Chief Commercial Officer for North America

Intertech Invests in Technology to Support New Business Growth

Progressive Components Introduces RhinoFeet™ and RhinoToes™

Dri-Air Offers SmartView Desktop App

M. Holland Launches 3D Printing E-Commerce Website

Bausano Introduces Next Gen Twin-screw Extruders

Samantha Sherrell Cross Named President of Encompass Manufacturing

February 2021

Regrind, Reuse, Recycle: Plastikos Medical Makes Sustainability a Top Priority

Technology Trends in Auxiliary Equipment

In-Mold Decorating Continues to Expand

ANTEC® 2021 To Now Take Place in May

ASTM International Cancels April In-Person Standards Meetings

Stout Plastics Industry Update: 2020 Year in Review

Paulson Introduces Paulson University

Precision Custom Products Promotes Three Associates

Seaway Plastics Engineering Acquires Wright Engineered Plastics

Viking Plastics Molds Battery Coolant Parts for Hybrid Jeep Wrangler

Penn Color’s penneffex™ Sparks Innovation in Consumer Goods Packaging

Pyramid Molding Group Debuts as Parent Company to Industrial Molds and Pyramid Plastics

Husky Introduces UltraShot™ Injection System

Sepro Completes Redesign of Success Range

Conair Introduces SmartFLX™ Conveying Control

Diversified Plastics Increases Vertical-Press Capacity

January 2021

Top 5 Plastics Business Articles of 2020

Containing the Threat: Viking Plastics Takes on Cybersecurity During the Pandemic

Compensation Amid a Pandemic: Trends in the Plastics Industry

PLASTICS Cancels In-Person Components of NPE2021 Orlando Show

Steps for Accomplishing Successful ‘Smart Factory’ Initiatives

Brown Machine Group Launches BMG Advanced Digital Readiness™ Platform

SPE Expands ANTEC® 2021 with Attendee Options, Networking, International Focus

M. Holland’s 3D Printing Group Partners with EOS on SLS and Other Materials

Intertech Receives MedAccred® Accreditation

Chem-Trend Offers On-the-Fly Purging with Ultra Purge™ 100X

Virtual MAPP Booth Leads to Connections for iD Additives

Tosaf Color Service Offers New Metal Effect Masterbatches

Steve Maxson Named Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Custom Profile

Aurora Plastics Names Mike Klein as Chief Financial Officer

December 2020

Are Women the Answer to Manufacturing’s Talent Crisis?

From the Editor: December 2020 ENews

Plastics Manufacturers Face Four Priorities in 2021

2020 and 2021: No End to Chaos in Sight

Top 5 Tips for Giving Effective Feedback

iD Additives Adds Products to Its Eco-Pro 360 Product Line

RJG Announces New Hires

Diversified Plastics Appoints Vincent Pope as Engineering Manager

Hoffer Plastics Prioritizes Hiring Veterans

Husky Launches NexPET™ Preform Molding System

Trademark Plastics Partners with Wittmann Battenfeld

MCAM Commercializes Injection Moldable Polymer Compounds

November 2020

Training Matrix: The Roadmap for Employee Advancement

Dianna’s Favorite Speaker from the MAPP Benchmarking Conference

The Impact of COVID-19 on Plastics and Parallel Industries

Training is Essential

Top 5 Tips for Upping Diversity and Inclusion

Henkel, Carbon Expand Relationship to Develop Industrial 3D Printing Market

Shannon Adds Thermal Reusable Insulation Blanket to Lineup

RJG Announces Software for The Hub®

Tooling Tech Group Releases Brochure on FLEXBASE Modular Automation Cell

DELMIAworks Appoints CEO

M. Holland Company Expands into Ireland, UK Polymer Markets

ACS Group Names Bob Deitrick Vice President of Sales

Diversified Plastics Vice President Annette Lund Retires after 42 Years

Sepro Group Launches Virtual Showroom

October 2020

Additive Manufacturing’s Vision for Molders

MAPP Benchmarking Conference Starts in 18 Days

Applying Industry 4.0 in Plastics Processing

Revamping Healthcare at Vital Plastics

Plastics Industry Association Announces Registration for NPE2021

Registration Opens for First of Its Kind PACK EXPO Connects

SPE Announces ANTEC® 2021 Call for Technical Papers

Paul Tayler Appointed Chief Executive of Nexeo Plastics

Polymer Conversions is Now Part of the Medbio Family of Companies

RJG’s Lynx Stroke/Velocity Sensor Now More Robust

Revised WITTMANN Robot Model WX153 Offers New Options

Banner Engineering Launches Business Unit

Chem-Trend Showcases Preform Coating System

Aurora Plastics Joins Vinyl Sustainability Council

Kruse Training Launches Molding Defects Level 2 Training Program

September 2020

Program Launch Best Practices in a Pandemic-Pressed World

From the Editor: September 2020 ENews

MAPP Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference

Economic Smooth Sailing or Headed for the Rocks?

What Manufacturers Should Know About Prescription Drug Use

Free Webinar: Smart Lasers in the World of Plastics

PMC SMART Solutions Helps Venti-Now Manufacture Lifesaving Emergency Ventilators

Conair TrueRate® Tracks Changes in Resin Inventories, Simplifies Resin Dispensing

Viking Plastics Launches Updated Website

UMass Lowell Researcher Invents 3D-Injection Hybrid Printing Process

Novation Produces Record PPE Volumes to Meet COVID-19 Demand

Clariant ColorWorks™ Applies IR-Detectable Technology to Make Dark Colors More Recyclable

Nexeo Plastics Expands North American Inside Sales Center

Coperion K-Tron Introduces KCM-III Feed Controller

SABIC Plant to Operate On 100% Renewable Power

DELMIAworks Appoints New CEO

Dynamic Conveyor Offers New Conveyor Developed for Plastic Blow Molding Machines

PolySource to Grow Partnership with EMS-GRIVORY America

August 2020

The Importance of Training for Plastics Companies

Laurie Harbour Among 15 Honorees in Inaugural Class of Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame

CDC Offers Supplemental COVID-19 Operational Guidance for Manufacturing Sector

Surviving an OSHA Inspection

Cautious Optimism is Overwhelmed by Economic Shock and Uncertainty

RJG Offers How-To Video Series, New Online Courses

DSM Takes Over Part of Clariant’s 3D Printing Business Portfolio

Moldworx Consolidates into New Facility, Makes N95 Masks

Harbour Results Expands Team with Manufacturing, Research Experts

Grand Traverse Plastics to Expand with Lights-Out Manufacturing Facility

Metro Mold & Design Making Parts for Disposable Face Shields

Penn State Behrend Takes Delivery of Consigned Electric Zeres Injection Molding Machine

Sussex IM Announces Plans for ISO Class 8 Clean Room Addition

Arburg Introduces Its Largest Packaging Machine

Penn Color Introduces UV Enhancer for PVC Compounds and Extruded Profiles

Eck Plastic Arts Adds 1,012-Ton Mars II S Molding Machine

July 2020

The Time to Recruit is Now

From the Editor: July 2020 ENews

Harbour Results Announces Findings from Second COVID-19 Study

Diversified Plastics White Paper Discusses Design for Manufacturing

PMT Manufactures, Donates PPE Mask Straps to Health Workers

Grand Traverse Plastics Hires Plastics Veteran as Director of Product Development

Revere Plastics Systems Acquires Two Techniplas Plants

General Motors Awards Platinum Supplier Status to Viking Plastics

Chase Plastics Increases Capacity at South Bend Warehouse by 60%

Plastic Molding Manufacturing Adds Injection Molding Machine

Currier Plastics Hires Quality Manager

Conair Introduces Sensor Kits to Connect to SmartServices™

Sepro America Offering ‘Virtual’ Robot Training

Pacific Plastics Injection Molding Unveils Facility Expansion

June 2020

Molding the Market: The Future of Medical Resins

From the Editor: June 2020 ENews

Sales Survival: How to Stay Vital and Essential

COVID-19: Business Policies and Best Practices

How Plastics Processors Can Use the Internal Revenue Code to Help Offset the Financial Effects of COVID-19

UV Disinfection Association Updates Website with New Resources

SPE® Announces Call for Nominations for Competition & Gala

AMI: Free Registration for Plastics Expos; Co-Located Conferences Announced

Paulson Offering Virtual Classes, Seminar

RJG Goes Virtual, Offers Online Training and Services

US Department of Labor Adopts Revised Enforcement Policies For Coronavirus

Progressive Offers Remote Validation Kit, ProFile® System, Expanded Bar Lock Products

Dynamic Conveyor Introduces Specialty Conveyor Line

Chase Plastics Partners with LANXESS to Distribute Durethan® PA6 and Pocan® PBT

MBS Releases 2019 Plastics Salary Survey Results

May 2020

Using a Web-based Document Control and Training Platform at Automation Plastics

Plastics Industry Shifts Priorities to Respond to COVID-19

Sales Strategies: Strategic Planning for Greater Sales Success

Sales Strategies: How to Balance Customer Satisfaction and the Bottom Line

Stout Releases Plastics Industry Update for Q1 2020

Conair Offers Portable Multi-Hopper Drying System

ARI Takes Steps to Support Customers Through COVID-19 Pandemic

Routsis Training Offers Free Online Gap Analysis Testing

US Dept of Labor Announces $42.5 Million in Youth Apprenticeship Grants

Ferris State Asks for Help with Internship, Job Opportunities

Tooling Tech Group Announces FLEXBASE Modular Automated Work Cell

Rogan Set to Produce 500,000 Parts for Ventilators

Injequaly Brazil Adds 800-Ton Press

April 2020

MAPP Releases COVID-19 Policies Report and Launches Resources Hub

From the Editor: April 2020 ENews

Spring Cleaning in the Tool Room: 5 Jobs to Do Now

Prepare for Coronavirus Impacts on Your Business

Young Professionals Network Filling Leadership Gap

ERP Sustains Manufacturing during COVID-19

Stratasys Ramps Up Production of 3D-Printed Personal Protection Equipment

Plastic Molding Technology Expands Footprint in El Paso

US Dept of Labor Announces Nearly $100 Million in Apprenticeship Grants

Industry Veteran Tom Betts Retires from Wittmann Battenfeld

RJG Germany GmbH Opens Injection Molding Training Facility

Plastikos Invests in Equipment to Advance Micro Molding Capabilities

March 2020

From the Editor: March 2020 ENews

Nationally Funded Program Offers Assistance to Manufacturers

Forecasts are Changing for Plastics Manufacturers in 2020

Resin Distributor PolySource Extends Service into Europe

Proposed ASTM Standard Will Update Requirements for PVDF Materials

2020 IMDA Awards Competition Accepting Entries

Paulson Introduces 2020 SimTech™ Injection Molding Monthly Challenges

Tooling Tech Group Announces Completion of TTG Automation Expansion

Plastics Machinery Shipments Stayed Low in 2019 Despite 4th Quarter Uptick

February 2020

A Message from the Plastics Business Managing Editor [VIDEO]

For the Sake of Clarity: Crescent Industries Updates Job Descriptions

Market Outlook: The Future of 3D Printing

Stout 2019 Annual Report Now Available

Routsis Aims to Make Mobile Learning Easier with New App

RJG’s CoPilot™ Now with Cavity Pressure Monitoring

Husky Appoints Tony Black to Lead Customer Success Management Organization

January 2020

A Message from the Plastics Business Managing Editor [VIDEO]

Top 5 Plastics Business 2019 Articles

PCI Focuses on Culture through Ownership, Leadership Transitions

Rising Compensation, Increased Turnover Rates and Slow Hiring for Plastics Companies

Educational Opportunities at PLASTEC West 2020

M. Holland Promotes Leaders in Resale Group to Advance Growth

Paulson Names 2019 SimTech™ Injection Molding Winner

Westec Plastics Corporation Updates Brand Identity

RJG® and HRSflow Partner to Provide Advanced Process Control

Clariant to Sell Masterbatches Business for Nearly $1.6 Billion

Stratasys Appoints Yoav Zeif as Chief Executive Officer

Caprio Joins ENGEL North America’s Leadership Team