ENews Archive

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

December 2019

Four Issues Likely to Define 2020

Recent Acquisition Relied on Relationships, Fit

Simple and Straight Forward: Four Low-Cost Improvement Ideas

Carbon Appoints President/CEO, Executive Chairman

RJG Offering CoPilot+ with Cavity Pressure

Resin Distributor PolySource Announces New Owners

Nexeo Plastics and Gendon Polymer Services Sign Distribution Agreement for North America

3D Systems and ZVerse Partner to Provide Design Capabilities to On-Demand Customers

Dynamic Conveyor Announces New Sales Rep Agency to the Plastics Industry

(Edward) Niles Kenyon, Former President of Conair, Dies

November 2019

Maximizing Value and Attracting the RIGHT Acquirer for Your Business

Training Challenge Ignites Competition

Top 5 Tips for Personal Emergency Preparedness

Falcon Plastics Announces Acquisition of Poly-Cast, Inc.

iD Additives Holds First Open House

Carbon® Introduces RPU 130, a Partially Plant-Derived Resin

Conair ResinWorks™ Central Drying Systems Offer Individualized Hopper Functions

Milacron Partners with ei3 to Add AI Capabilities to “M-Powered” IoT Solution

The Plastek Group Wins RJG® Training Excellence Award 2019

Hoffer Plastics Expands Family Leadership Roles Effective January 2020

October 2019

Home-Based Assembly at Vital Plastics

What’s in a Machine Rate?

How Marketing Impacts Talent Recruitment

MPI Acquires IVP Plastics

Falcon Plastics Announces New Website

iD Additives Announces Open House on Oct. 11

RadTech and NIST Partner for Additive Manufacturing Workshop in Colorado

Venture Plastics Inc. Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Open House

Federated Insurance Offers Complimentary Training at Risk Management Academy

RJG Partners with Nebraska’s Central Community College on New Training Facility

IQMS Offers Downloadable Guide to Manufacturing Software

Holbrook Named Regional Sales Manager for Absolute Haitian

M. Holland Company Announces New Vice President

September 2019

Plastics Molders Ease Hiring Strain with Apprenticeships, Internships

Strategic Planning: Setting Your Business Up for Success

Fire Prevention Not a Once-a-Year Responsibility

Plastic Molding Technology Achieves Inc. 5000 Ranking

Conair Adds Capabilities to SmartServices™ Monitoring Platform

RJG Offers Courses for Fall 2019 in North Carolina

Aberdeen Technology Celebrates 25 Years

Edward van de Krol Joins MBS Advisors

PTA Plastics Receives MedAccred Accreditation

August 2019

Injection Molders Expand Business Through Proprietary Products

Cost of Benefits Continues to Rise for Manufacturers

3D-Printed Fashion: Makers Push Boundaries

Viking Plastics, ISGO Manufacturing Announce Cross-Border Agreement

Progressive Components Releases Insulator Block

Chase Plastics Breaks Ground on Warehouse Expansion

Plastics Industry Association Names New President and CEO

Chem-Trend Develops Products Meeting Food Safety Compliance Requirements

Hillenbrand to Acquire Milacron Holdings

Wittmann Battenfeld Supports High School Science Club Students

M. Holland’s Haleyanne Freedman Promoted to Market Manager of 3D Printing

July 2019

SEA-LECT Teaches Entrepreneurs to Design for Plastics

5 Steps to Better Supply Agreements

Planning Tool Helps Guide Disaster Preparation and Recovery Strategies

Custom Molder PMT Invests in Additional Capacity

Stout Advises on Sale of United Poly Systems

Viking Hires Automotive Account Manager

Purdue University and KraussMaffei Partner for Design Lab

SPE® Seeks Nominations for Parts Competition at 2019 ACCE

DENSO Foundation Awards More Than $1 Million in STEM Education Grants

June 2019

Collaborative Robot Cleans House at Metro Plastics

Global Economy in a State of Flux (Again)

Plastics M&A Activity Bounces Back in Q1 2019

MAPP Young Professionals Network Sells Out First Leadership Experience

Wittmann Battenfeld Presents Course for University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Plastikos, Inc. Receives Medical Device Certification

Mastip Technology Appoints General Manager

SPE Announces Antec® 2020 and 2021 Dates/Locations

New Generation Jupiter III Available from Absolute Haitian

May 2019

Intralox Builds a Winning Team

Communicating Ideas for Improvement at Thogus

Quote, Price and Close Work Orders the Right Way

Steinwall Purchases New Building

ASACLEAN™ Launches Free Learning Program at University of Akron

Carbon Updates Leadership Team

Team 1 Plastics Launches Redesigned Website

OESA/HRI Automotive Tooling Barometer: Tool and Die Industry

M. Holland Enlists Gumbko to Advance Automotive Market Efforts

Aurora Plastics Appoints Senior VP of Sales

Intertech Strengthens Medical Operations with New Hires

One Rock Capital Partners Completes Acquisition of Nexeo Plastics

April 2019

Productive Partnerships: What Education and Industry Need to Prosper

Plastics Industry Swings from Free Trade to No Trade

Six Suggestions to Improve Social Media Marketing Efforts for B2B Businesses

RJG Opens First Training Facility in Mexico

Stout Advises on Sale of Western Industries Plastic Products

Frigel Introduces ModularChiller 3FX Water Cooled Central Chiller Line

Join the Plastics Party at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Milacron Holdings Appoints President of Advanced Plastics Processing Technologies

K 2019 Trade Fair Exhibitors Fully Booked

Empire State Development Will Grow Evolve Additive Solutions Operations

March 2019

Integrating In-Mold Decorating into Injection Molding Workflow

Steady Not Stagnant: Strong Performance Continues in 2019

Prepare for Supply Chain Pressures

Metro Mold & Design Names VP of Consumer and Industrial Division

Paulson Announces Injection Molding Monthly Challenges

Aurora Plastics Completes Texas Facility Expansion

Stout Advises Fiber-Line on Sale to PolyOne

SABIC Names Amco Polymers as Distribution Partner

Chase Plastics and Interfacial Partner to Bring Unique Resin Solutions

SPE Foundation Awards Scholarships

Novatec Appoints VP of Extrusion Technology

Dri-Air Expansion Increases Production Space

AGC to Expand Production of Resin for Circuit Boards

Toshiba Signs New Firm for Southeastern US

Americhem Plans Expansion in Pennsylvania

February 2019

Learning from the Best: Building a Better Training Program

Report: Global Powder Coatings Market to Hit $16.5 Billion by 2024

Increase Profits and Opportunities for Growth with Data-Driven Process Cooling

Stout Publishes 2018 Annual Report

Diversified Plastics Announces Acquisition of Pacific Plastics Injection Molding

M. Holland Enters North American Distribution Agreement with Borealis

NADA Forecasts 16.8 Million New-Vehicle Sales in 2019

Carbon® Introduces L1 Printer

Global Nonprofit Created with Aim to End Plastic Waste

Industry Leaders to Speak at Free Conferences at Compounding World Expo

January 2019

Top Five Plastics Business Stories of 2018

Reducing Scrap at Plastech Corporation

New France and Italy Databases Available from AMI

PMT Officially Designated as a Veteran-Owned Small Business

Revere Plastics Systems Acquires Operations and Assets of Sur-Flo Plastics & Engineering

Dassault Systèmes Acquires IQMS

Carbon Welcomes Dara Treseder as First Chief Marketing Officer

RJG Named an Authorized Training Center for Autodesk®

Jason Sears Named President of Dri-Air Industries

The Octex Group Launches Web Experience

December 2018

Going All In on Manufacturing Day at Crescent Industries

Five Steps to Improve Chiller Performance through Maintenance

Plastics Processors Continue to Boost Compensation for Workers

Diversified Plastics Appoints Quality Director

RJG Receives Consignment Machine from Maruka USA

M. Holland Adds BASF 3D Printing Solutions to its Consulting Business

FANUC Training Coming to Kalamazoo Valley Groves Center

Plastics Industry Association Seeks Experts for Standards Working Groups

November 2018

Anderson Technologies Offers Success Coaching to Its Employees

MAPP Hosts Record-Breaking 2018 Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference

Study Released on Blow Molded Containers

Paulson Training Names Karen Paulson as President

Report: Plastics Industry M&A Activity Solid in 1H 2018

Chem-Trend Releases Thermoplastics Purging Compound Product

Nicolet Plastics Acquires CNR Group

Federated Insurance Partners with IBHS

Sun Plastech Hires Two Technical Sales Representatives

DuPont Electronics & Imaging Announce Launch of IME Materials

Routsis Training Announces Online Courses

October 2018

PMT Achieves Milestone With 45 Years in Business

IMD/IML: Common Performance Considerations and Test Methods

How Second Stage Speed Influences the Process

Sun Plastech, Inc., Names Joseph T. Serell as President

Donnelly Custom Manufacturing Invests in New Equipment

RJG Receives Consignment from BOY Machines

Accurate Molded Plastics and Mold-Rite, Inc., Merge

Jacksonville Jaguars Welcome FANUC America as a Partner

September 2018

Resin Supply Chain Issues: Suppliers Offer Perspective, Solutions

Industry Trends in Mold and Machine Maintenance

Report: Looming Production Shutdowns Challenge Global Methyl Methacrylate Market

RJG Receives Consignment Machine from Krauss-Maffei Corporation

Frigel Firenze Acquires Green Box

Federated Challenge® Raises Millions for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Industry Leader Gerald Cox to Retire After 41 Years

Meese Opens Florida Plant, Its Fifth in US

Charles Sears, president and founder of Dri-Air Industries, Dies

August 2018

Finding an Alternative to Lockout/Tagout Procedures

Transformational Move Announced for NAIAS

OESA and HRI Release Q2 2018 Automotive Tooling Barometer Results

Par 4 Plastics Launches Brand Identity

M. Holland Completes Move to Form New Gold Standard Distribution Center

Henkel Opens European Hub for 3D Printing Technology

Thunderbird LLC Acquires Indiana Plastics & Kruis Mold

Wittmann Battenfeld Extends SmartPower Series

July 2018

Implementing Cobots: Working Collaboratively with Robots at Wisconsin Plastics

RJG, Key Up Education Offer One-of-a-Kind Third-Grade Field Trips

LinkedIn Marketing for Plastics Businesses

PolyVisions Develops Flame-Retardant Material

Viking Plastics Acquires Genesis Plastics and Engineering

MAPP Plant Tour at Par 4 Plastics Scheduled for July

IMDA Presents In-Mold Labeling and Decorating Seminar

AWA Includes New In-Mold Markets at Conference

Nordson’s ‘Plasticating Essentials’ Explains Fundamentals for Injection Molding and Extrusion

Discovery Education, Arconic Foundation Launch Teacher Challenge

June 2018

Opportunities After Acquisition at Met2Plastic

Manufacturers Address Drugs in the Workplace

The Economist’s View: Steel Tariffs – Good, Bad, Both?

Plastikos Announces New Medical Molding Facility

Team 1 Plastics Obtains Certification

M. Holland Signs Distribution Agreement with Owens Corning

Online P&Y Program Addresses Skills Gap

Chem-Trend Publishes Catalog for Lusin Products

Aurora Plastics to Acquire JPI South Assets

May 2018

NPE2018 Brings the Latest Technology to Orlando

The Path to Zero: Intertech Medical Develops Automated Work Cell

Ransomware Attacks Kentucky’s Par 4 Plastics

Flexible Packaging Driving Growth in North American Market

Wittmann Battenfeld Introduces EcoPower Xpress-400

Plastic Components, Inc. Adding Three TOYO Presses

Federated Insurance Announces Drive S.A.F.E.R Initiative

Vive Develops Zweck Analysis™ to Replace SWOT

Frigel Extends Digital Controls to Microgel RCP Chiller

April 2018

Focusing on the Future: Empire Precision Looks to Optics Manufacturing

The View from 30 Feet: Fan Filters Reduce Dust at Toyota Material Handling

NPE2018 Brings the Latest Technology to Orlando

Plante Moran’s Mengel Announces Retirement

Frigel Reveals Chiller/TCUs, Announces Learning Center at NPE2018

iD Additives to Introduce QuickShots® Purge Products at NPE2018

Nickerson Joins Extreme Tool & Engineering

Conair Launches Desiccant Dryers

March 2018

Five Industry Trends Affecting Plastics Processors

OEE Leads to SMART Solutions at PMC

First Quarter Gaining Momentum: 2018 Plastics Industry Outlook

Harbour Named to Notable Women in Manufacturing List

PolySource to Present Technical Paper at Conference

Venture Plastics Inc. Invests in Facility Expansion

Diversified Plastics Expands Capacity with New Molding Room

Federated Insurance Appoints New President

Ravago Americas Announces Acquisition of PTS

February 2018

Trucks, Telematics Dominate at North American International Auto Show

From Melting to Molding – Analytical Techniques to Support Process Optimization and Quality Control in the Injection Molding Industry

As Labor Pool Shrinks, Compensation Rises

Diversified Plastics Founder Retires

MBS Acquires Gros Executive Recruiters

All-Plastics’ Addison Facility Becomes ISO 13485 Certified

Three Injection Molding Businesses Form PSI Molded Plastics

Manufacturing Pulse Survey Open

ASTM International Seeks Partners for Center of Excellence

January 2018

Most-Read Plastics Business Stories of 2017

Strategic Alternatives Through an Owner’s Eyes: Ownership Transitions

4DX Strategy Pushes Ideas to Goal Execution at GreenLeaf Industries

OCTEX Reveals OMNIA Scientific

RJG Hosts Tuesdays for Teachers at North Carolina Facility

Synventive Introduces Synflow3® Technology

Intertech Plastics Announces Investments

Venture Plastics Partners with Local Nonprofit

December 2017

Processors Predict Sustained Growth in 2018

Four Strategies for Optimizing Production Scheduling in Real Time

Chase Plastics Continues Tradition of Giving

PMT Transitions to New IATF Standard

Viking Plastics Offers Protective Dust Cap

Decatur Announces Improvements

All-Plastics Expands Educational Outreach

Venture Plastics Promotes Schultice

Diversified Plastics Appoints Hogan as CEO

Wittmann Battenfeld Announces Management Appointments

Stout Opens Two Offices in Switzerland

November 2017

Financial Buyer Activity Surges in Q3 2017

Laser Additives for Plastics Marking Using Fiber Lasers

RJG Offers Self-Paced eLearning Math for Molders Course

Diversified Plastics Wins Minnesota Manufacturing Award

Wittmann Battenfeld Offers New Resource

MBS Names President, Chairman

Venture Plastics Earns Certification

All-Plastics Enhances Facility

M. Holland Announces Updates

PTS Announces Solvay Distribution in Mexico

iD Additivies Names Distributor

October 2017

Manufacturing in China Helps Grow US Operations

2017 Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference

MAPP Wage and Salary Study Now Open

Viking Plastics Develops ISC Design

ERC Unveils Innovation Room

Innovative Plastics Announces Expansion

All-Plastics Adds Capabilities, White Room

Chase Plastics Appoints Merkle

Plastic Components Names President/CEO

September 2017

Established Procedures Stop Fraud Attempt at Plastikos

Successful Automation Implementation

MAPP Brings Together Industry’s Up-and-Coming Leaders

PMT Promotes Texas Manufacturing

DeKALB to Celebrate Anniversary

RJG Partners with Progressive Components, Ameritech, Apprenticeship 2000

WITTMANN Group Receives Award

Mueller Prost Ranks Among the Inc. 5000

Challenge Garners $2.7M for Big Brothers Big Sisters

PADT and Stratasys Create Additive Manufacturing Lab

August 2017

Participating in the Plastics Industry Fly-In: Why It’s Important

Can Ultrasonic Plastic Welding Techniques be Used on 3D Printed Parts?

Managing the Supply Chain Squeeze

MAPP to Host Sold-Out Plant Tour

RJG and Key Up Education Host Summer STEM Camp

iD Additives Unveils Single-Dose Purging Compounds Line

Progressive Components Releases Certification Program

Harbour Results Opens Manufacturing Pulse Survey

INCOE Embarks on $20M HQ Expansion

WITTMANN Group Plans Expansion

Bemis Completes Expansion of Mexico Facility

July 2017

Shedding Light on Mid-Process Quality Control

Q&A: Developments in Plastics Decoration

Report Details How Companies Manage Sales Staff

PTS Partners with Trinseo

Aurora Plastics Announces Acquisition

RJG Releases Process Monitoring System

Manufacturing CPAs Honor Devereux

Viking Plastics Receives Performance Award

Harbour Results Expands Team

OCTEX Group Promotes Hoskins, Ramos

June 2017

MAPP Reaches 20-Year Milestone

Building a Successful Material Handling System

Plastics Industry Fly-In Set for July 25-26

Viking Plastics Acquires Kentucky Manufacturing & Technology

RJG Releases Cavity Pressure Sensor

Chase Plastics Celebrates 25 Years

Conair Offers Variable-Speed Compressor

Progressive Components Adds Two to Sales Team

SPE Names New CEO

May 2017

Applying the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 in the Plastics Sector

ARPM, MAPP to Host Environmental Health and Safety Summit

5 Tasks a Company Website Should Accomplish

Viking Plastics Receives Award

RJG Releases Design Simulation Service

Routsis Training Releases Online Courses

Bemis Announces Updates

SRR Announces New Brand

Teknor Apex Appoints M. Holland as Primary ETP Distributor

All-Plastics Adds Two Leaders

April 2017

Preventing Unscheduled Mold Stops

IMDA to Host “ABC’s of IML: A Basic Course”

Plant Tour Events Scheduled

RJG Partners with Local Elementary School

WITTMANN BATTENFELD Updates Control System

INCOE Celebrates Safety Award

Conair Names New VP, Sales and Marketing

Paulson Welcomes New Seminar Instructor

Nyloncraft and Dickten Masch Plastics Name New President

Viking Plastics’ Chinese Partner to Expand Plant

Chem-Trend Further Expands in Eastern Europe

True Venture Composites Buys Nicolet Plastics

Hansen Plastics Announces Company Updates

MPE Partners Acquire PCI

March 2017

Augmented Reality: Catch Customers, Not Pokemon

Four Challenges Facing the Industry

Report: Industry Transactions Up in 2016


Diversified Plastics, Inc. Celebrates 40 Years

Frigel Announces Chiller Line Expansion

IQMS Adds Training Sessions to User Conference

EPA Assesses Chemicals Under TSCA

February 2017

Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2017

Clamp Tonnage: More is Better, Right?

Wage and Salary Report Available

IQMS Adds Training Sessions to User Conference

ASACLEAN Hires National Sales Manager

Team 1 Marks 30th Anniversary

CSI Plant Tour Set for Feb. 16

SPE Seeks New CEO

January 2017

Most-Read Stories of 2016

Election Creates Path for Tax Changes

Better Marketing with Video

HRSflow Introduces Energy Efficient Hot Runner

RJG Updates Sensor eValuator

Chase Plastics a Distributor for Solvay

Webinar: Likely Labor Law Changes

3 Peer Networking Events in January

CSI Plant Tour Set for Feb. 16

December 2016

Maximizing Mold Changeover Efficiency

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks New Overtime Rule

OSHA Proposed Changes Create Unexpected Confusion

Spell Capital Partners Purchases Majority Position in Viking Plastics

PMT Awarded Grant to Tackle Workforce Training Challenges

RJG Opens North Carolina Training Facility

Polymer Technology & Services Introduces PTS Mexico

Bruin Manufacturing Adds Production Location

iD Additivies Announces New Division and Foaming Agent

November 2016

MAPP Conference Draws More than 500 Attendees

10 Workplace Violence Resources

Ask the Expert: Hot Stamp/Heat Transfer

ASACLEAN Introduces Chemical Purging Compounds

Chem-Trend Develops Food-Grade Anti-Corrosion Protectant

RJG Unveils Remote Machine Monitoring System

SPI Industries Invests in New Equipment

Wittmann Battenfeld Hosts Open House

PMT Completes Renovations

October 2016

Plastics Machinery Shipments Rise in Q2

Educational Outreach Award

Benchmarking Conference to Feature Game-Changing Sessions

WITTMANN BATTENFELD Technology a First for Micro Parts

ASACLEAN Introduces Next-Generation Purging Compound

Frigel Extends Advanced Control Technology to Product Lines

RJG Celebrates Building Expansion

Chem-Trend Acquires Ultra Purge

Ringleben Joins Currier Plastics

September 2016

Selling Job Candidates on Your Company

Impact of Material Specification on Operational Efficiency

MAPP to Host Combustible Dust Webinar

RJG Introduces Process Match Assistant

PMT Invests in New Injection Molding Machines

Wittmann Battenfeld Adds to US Headquarters

Adams Promoted to Vice President of Makuta Technics

Chase Plastics Promotes Fuller

August 2016

What’s the Deal with Short Shots?

A Quality Responsible Business Model

NAFTA Leads the Color Concentrate World

Metro Plastics Expands

Sun Plastech Celebrates Milestone

AMP Merges with Mold Rite, Inc.

Chem-Trend Announces European Headquarters Expansion

Currier Plastics Recognized for Supporting Education

Chase Plastic Services Forms Chase Plastics de Mexico

ASTM Approves Plastics Revision Standard

APBA Submits Signatures to Qualify for Referendum

July 2016

Cautious Optimism for European Plastics Industry

Casual Friday Includes Less Email at Ice Miller

MAPP to Host Plant Tour at Cardinal Manufacturing

PRISM Plastics Acquires Tech Molded Plastics

SRR Celebrates 25 Years

RJG Adds 3 to Team

WITTMANN Group Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Novatec Appoints New Drying Project Coordinator

Miller Joins Conair as Size Reduction Manager

Chase Plastics Marks Expansion

Haitian International Completes New Manufacturing Hall

Asaclean Launches New Website and Blog

June 2016

MAPP Webinar to Focus on Tax Incentives

Conair Unveils EZLoad Loaders

IQMS Debuts New Deployment Program

PMT Invests in Plant Equipment

Routsis Releases New Online Training Courses

Paulson Offers New Courses at its Florida Academy

NOVATEC Introduces System-wide PLC Control

May 2016

Reducing the Maintenance Burden on Technicians

Top 5 Reasons to Attend ANTEC

Manufacturing Program Receives New Funding

Viking Wins Quality Excellence Award

Wittmann Battenfeld Donates to UMass Lowell

Quantum Ventures Introduces Quantum Plastics

Murphy Named South-Central Region Manager at Conair

OCTEX Announces Organizational Changes

RJG Adjusts Sales Staff

MET Plastics Joins Dedienne Multiplasturgy Group

Bemis to Expand Plant in Mexico

Micro Mold Embarks on a Facility Renovation

April 2016

Visual Management for Safety in Manufacturing

OCR’s HIPAA Phase 2 Audits are Here

Truckload Shipping 101

Currier Plastics Expands Capabilities for Wide-Mouth PET Jars

DeKALB Molded Plastics Names President Rick Walters as CEO

Chase Tops “Best Places to Work” Program

Sun Plastech Appoints Marketing and Accounting Managers

Wittmann Battenfeld Increases Commitment to Training

RJG Offers New Training Course

Viking Plastics Launches Website

Novatec Introduces Filterless Vacuum Receivers

Bright Plastics Participates in GAPNC

Dynamic Conveyor Celebrates Anniversary

March 2016

Plastics Business Celebrates 10th Anniversary

2016 MAPP Business Forecast

Process Cooling Control Enhances Molding Parameter Accuracy

Plastic Components Completes Expansion

PMT Receives Export Achievement Award

Gemini Earns ISO 9001:2008

Stary Takes Over UW-Stout Plastics Engineering Program

Webinar to Explore Cleaning with Plasma

IMDA Seeks Entries for Awards Competition

Women in Manufacturing Launches Community Chapter in California

February 2016

What about vent maintenance?

Market Trends for IMD and IML

MAPP Survey Gauges Plastics Industry

Extreme Makes $1.5M Investment in Equipment, Facilities

OCTEX Earns Awards from Florida Governor

Paulson Offers New Seminar Series

IQMS Announces 2016 User Conference

RJG Adds Four Consultants

SRR Acquires Natoma Partners

Gros Promotes New Budget Plans

January 2016

Top 5 Stories of 2015

Medical Device Tax Suspended

MAPP to Host Sold-Out Plant Tour

Viking Plastics Invests in Operational Upgrades

Nicolet a Wisconsin MOTY Nominee

SRR Advises on Sale of Alfmeier Friedrichs & Rath Operations

Ravago Americas Acquires Bay State Polymers

Devereux: Federal Research Credit Extended and Improved

Survey Reports Overall New Business Volume Grew 6.7% in 2014

Manufacturing Day 2015 Helps Change Perception of Industry

December 2015

OSHA to Increase Maximum Penalties

OCTEX Purchases New Scanner

Materialise to Deliver 3D-Printed, Flight-Ready Plastic Parts for Airbus

iMARK Molding and Extreme Tool and Engineering Earn Training Excellence Award

IQMS Wins Two American Business Awards

PolyOne Launches Revamped Website

November 2015

Conference wrap by Dianna

Tooling Barometer: Shops are Investing in the Future

Team 1 Makes Inc. 5000 List

Wittmann Battenfeld Expands into Medical Technology

Frigel Opens $7M Facility in Bangkok

Metro Mold & Design Aims to Make the Impossible

Tech Molded Plastics Hosts Applied Tech Students

Devereux Chosen as 40 Under 40 Honoree

October 2015

Automotive Lightweighting Driven by Fuel Economy and Emissions

Full Implementation of Hazard Communication Standards Expected in ’16

12 Added to Manufacturing Communities Program

Currier Plastics Promotes Patel to Director of R&D

IQMS Ranks on Inc. 5000 List for Fifth Year in a Row

Harbour Results Names Partner for Harbour IQ

Prism Plastics Raises More Than $30k for Hospital

Grainger a Silver Sponsor for Manufacturing Day 2015

September 2015

More than Molding: OCTEX Aims for Magic

An M&A Market Update for the Plastics Industry

Evaluating Plant Expansion Needs

IQMS Receives Additional $40M Investment

Beaumont Issued Patent for Therma-flo Technology

Amco Polymers Partners with INEOS’ Styrolution

Reschcor Relocates to New Building

M. Holland Completes Formation of Mexico Venture

Conair Offers Two New Powder Loaders

Paulson Releases New Thermoforming Training Course

August 2015

Survey: Water Conservation as a Top Concern

MAPP Board Member Profile: Craig Carrel

SPI Partners with SPE to Produce Premier Conference

Milacron IPO Exceeds $265M

Jade Molds Sponsors SPE Foundation Scholarship

OESA/HRI Identify Automotive Supply Chain Trends

IQMS Offers Inline Vehicle Sequencing Software

July 2015

Report: American Manufacturing Alive and Well

Vaping in the Workplace

Report Emphasizes Positive Job Trends

Currier Plastics Strengthens Prototyping Capabilities

Octex Acquires Choice Tool & Mold

RJG to Offer Scientific Cooling Course

Sun Plastech to Purchase NOVACHEM Assets

Blog: Industry Growth Apparent in New Equipment, New Hires

June 2015

Quality Mindset at Crescent Industries

Effective Inventory Management Adds to the Bottom Line

Structuring Sales and Customer Service Teams

Lawsuits a Wake-Up Call on Proper Use of Background Checks

Harbour Honored by Manufacturing Community

Beaumont Launches AIM Institute

Falcon Adds 3 All-Electric Machines

Plastics Color Develops Customer Web Portal

May 2015

Stopping Unscheduled Mold Stops

Deluxe Plastics Wins Innovation Award

MAPP Board Member Profile: Edward J. Holland

Demand for K 2016 Exhibit Space Strong

Yushin Introduces Concept Robot

PMT CEO Receives Business Management Award

Conair System Protects Resin, Prevents Line Wear

IQMS Adds Features to Software

April 2015

Mobile Emissions and Fuel Economy Rev Up Lightweighting Initiatives

Automotive Insert Molding Drives Growth at Microplastics

MAPP Survey Reports on 2015 Business Forecast

IMDA Seeks Entries for Awards Competition

NPE to Stay in Orlando

PRD Expands Capabilities

Frigel Nears Completion of Bangkok Facility

MAPP Member Companies Among “Best Places to Work”

RJG Offers New Lynx Din Rail Machine Modules

Soucy, Atkinson Join Molding Business Services

Viking Plastics Adds to Marketing Staff

March 2015

Prevent Disgruntled Employees from Stealing Your Data

rp+m Helps Students Create 3D-Printed Rocket Section

Manufacturing Day 2014 Smashes Goals

PolyOne Unveils New Color Collection

Plastic Molding Technology Invests in New Equipment

Falcon Plastics Expands Brookings East Plant

Frigel to Unveil Intelligent Cooling System

Plasmatreat to Debut Surface Treatment Device

MAPP-Member Companies Honored

February 2015

Cardinal Manufacturing: A Student-Run Success

OSHA Updates Injury and Illness Reporting Rules

NPE Preview, Printable Map Available

ASACLEAN Purging Compound Turns 25

Beaumont Announces Training Schedule

Conair Opens Extrusion Development and Testing Lab

Growth Drives Expansion and Hiring at Chase Plastics

Viking Plastics Named “Employer of the Year”

rp+m Adds to Executive Leadership Team

Dybul Joins Vive Marketing Team

January 2015

Beaumont Technologies Battles Patent Infringement

NPE Preview, Printable Map Available

Three MAPP-Member Companies Listed as Finalists for Processor of the Year

Sun Plastech Adds “High-Temperature” Grades to Asaclean Line

Routsis Develops Injection Molding App

Conair Offers Modular, Scalable Central Chillers

Executive Summit Draws Industry Leaders

Extreme Tool & Engineering Promotes Wieland

December 2014

Employee-Focused, Employee-Owned at Hansen Plastics

Planning for a Healthy Workforce

ICE Audits ‘Skyrocket’ with Form I-9 Violations on the Rise

RJG Presents Training Excellence Awards

Beaumont Inducted into Plastics Pioneers Association

Conair Blenders Gather Material-Use Data

True Precision Plastics Merges with ResTech Plastic Molding

Carrera Manufacturing to Add Cleanroom, Jobs

November 2014

The Value of Real-Time Data

IML Storage and Packaging Tips

PRISM Plastics Using CT Scanning Technology

SMP Rebrands Itself as Vive

Jaime Gómez Joins Novatec

RJG Acquires G&A Moulding Technology

Chem-Trend Facilities Earn Quality Standard

Milacron Names New CFO

October 2014

Static in Medical Device Manufacturing

Q&A: Making Mold Maintenance a Priority

Honoring James E. Harbour, Automotive Industry Pioneer

IMDA Survey to Study Market Trends

Polymer Conversions Opens New Division

Team 1 Introduces New Marketing Video

Crescent Industries Adds 3D Printing Services

Tech Molded Plastics Launches New Website

RJG Looking for Beta Testers

Sun Plastech Offers New Grade of ASACLEAN

September 2014

Profile: Bhar, Inc.: Driving its Own Recovery

Solutions: Plastics Bonding Design Considerations for Processors

Focus: Why Veterans are Ideal for Manufacturing Careers

IQMS Secures Significant Growth Investment

Reschcor Announces Plans for Expansion

Paulson Training Partners with NW-SCC

Chem-Trend Expands Facility in China

Conair Appoints New Managers

August 2014

Plastics Business Launches New Blog

Benchmarking Conference Early Bird Registration Ends Friday

Healthcare Reform: Getting Ready for 2015

Cunningham Retires from Parish Manufacturing

Plastikos, Micro Mold Announce Expansion

PolyOne ColorMatrix Develops Eco-Friendly Liquid Delivery System

ASTM Offers High-Resolution ID Code

Team 1 Plastics Reaches Safety Milestone

July 2014

High Mix and Low Volume: What Are the Implications?

OSHA Inspection Survival Guide

Reservations Open for NPE Housing

INCOE Opens New European Headquarters

MAPP Members, Others Honored

Beaumont Hires Regional Sales Manager

Conair Cooling Towers Cut Energy Consumption

Mueller Prost Promotes Devereux to Partner

Serell Joins Sun Plastech Board of Directors

June 2014

PTA Plastics: A Leading-Edge Product Laboratory

Maintenance 2015: Is Google Glass the Future?

The View From 30 Feet: Cyber Fraud

Milacron Creates Tooling Partnership with Big 3 Precision

IQMS Expands, Opens Two New Offices

Currier Plastics Continues Path of Growth

Beaumont Names Director of Strategic and Corporate Accounts

Conair Rolls Out New Shredder Product Lines

RJG Releases Update to eDART Software

May 2014

Auditing Employee Classification Codes

Giving Garden Benefits Employees, Community

IMDA Issues Call for Entries

Milacron Launches Advanced Technology Package

Conair Technology Prevents Condensation

MET Plastics Launches New Brand Identity

RJG to Host Technology Day on May 20

PolyOne Offers New Automotive Solutions

CPT Adds to Sales Staff, Expands Territory

Xten Honored for Business, Community Involvement

April 2014

Q&A: Leading in Today’s Business Environment

Review Direct Labor Cost Controls

Plastics Machinery Safety Standards Have Been Revised

IMDA to Host ‘ABC’s of IML: A Basic Course’

Milacron Acquires Kortec

RJG Announces Leadership Changes

MAPP-Member Companies Pick Up Honors

IQMS Announces New Software Release

PolyOne Develops High-Performance Solutions for Auto Interiors

March 2014

Fearless Manufacturing at Noble Plastics

Challenges for the Tooling Industry will Impact Processors

Benefits and Burdens of the Domestic Production Activities Deduction

Plastic Extrusion Company Rebrands as Profile Xtrusions

Currier Plastics Adds Product Minis to Portfolio

Milacron Acquires IMSI, PPM; Appoints Chief Tech Officer

February 2014

Key Considerations for Planning a Cleanroom

Topical Conference Registration Now Open

Plastics Machinery Safety Standards Updated

Viking Plastics Invests in Brazil

Stratasys Creates Color Multi-Material 3D Printer

Shearer Joins Strategic Marketing Partners

IQMS Celebrates Another Year of Growth

Milacron to Host HIT Open Houses

Chem-Trend Develops New Purging Compounds

Autoliv Honored for Training Excellence

January 2014

OSHA Releases Hazardous Chemicals Resources

Proof Points Help You Sell More

Trends in Robotics for Plastics Processing

PLASTEC West to Feature Learning Labs

Parish Invests in New Manufacturing Line

Diversified Plastics Expands Prototyping Services

Classic Industries Receives Training Excellence Award

Beaumont Hosts Executive Summit

Stratasys Introduces Second-Generation Digital ABS Material

Milacron Adds West Coast Technical Center

Tech Molded Plastics’ Customer Survey Assesses OEM Attitudes

Viking Wins Perfect Quality Award

December 2013

Feds Worried About 3D-Printed Guns

Bill Targets Patent Trolls

Researchers Develop 4D Printing Technology

IMDA Honors Annual Awards Competition Winners

Stratasys Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Conair Coiler Delivers High-Speed, Tensionless Productivity

Milacron Acquires American Extrusion Services

Pioneer Plastics Upgrades Lights, Gets Rebate on Project’s Cost

November 2013

Plastic Component Revenue Rising in Cellphone Market

Are You a Fred? How a Postal Worker Teaches Leadership and Service

Tax Foundation Ranks Best States for Business

Plastics Components Initiates Company-Wide Expansion

RJG Opens Southeast Regional Training Center

ToolingDocs to Expand Training Program

Frigel Opens New Location in Germany

October 2013

Social Media Realm Has No Plastic Rules

Study: US Shale Energy to Increase Plastics Production

Don’t Miss Out! Register for MAPP Conference Today

Deadline Approaches for ANTEC 2014 Technical Papers

NPE2015 to Offer ‘NPE3D’ Exhibits, Demonstrations

Stratasys Kicks Off 3D Printing Challenge

rp+m Collaboration Delivers Non-Toxic Alternative to Lead

Currier Plastics Partners with Syracuse University

Thomson Plastics Launches New Website

September 2013

Tradeshow Return on Investment

Cold Runner to Hot Runner Retrofit

Plastics Crossroads Summit to Focus on Industry Trends

Analysis: Plastics Businesses Expect Growth by 2014

Surface TechDays Set for Early October

O’Leary Joins Milacron as Chief Human Resources Officer

Two MAPP Members Named to Inc. 500 List

Conair Portable Chillers Include More Standard Features

August 2013

Evaluating Task Level Inventory

Longtime Exhibitors Reserve Record Space for NPE2015

Push Play at MAPP Benchmarking Conference

Diversified Plastics Participates in European Trade Mission

Tech Molded Plastics Benefits from Penn State Relationship

Intertech Plastics Inc. Acquires Image Molding

IQMS Sees Growth During First Half of 2013

PolyOne to Close Six Plants

July 2013

Obama Administration Delays ACA Employer Mandate

Communicating with the Next-Gen Employee – Are you ready?

North Carolina Passes Plastics Label Law

MAPP to Tour Dymotek Molding Technologies

Stratasys to Acquire MakerBot

Tech Molded Plastics Provides Solution to Skilled Labor Shortage

Nicolet Plastics Featured on Vendor Website

Nyloncraft Acquires Part of NYX Inc.

Omega Plastics Becomes Reschcor

Sun Plastech Expands Its Headquarters

IQMS Extends Mobile Offerings

RJG Announces 2013 Training Awards

June 2013

Payroll Systems Can Help Determine ACA Responsibilities

Deadline Nears for IMDA Awards

Registration Open for MAPP Benchmarking Conference

Viking Plastics Makes Equipment Investments

Industry Veteran Joins Beaumont Technology

Milacron Creates Global Supply Chain and Sourcing Position

May 2013

Medical Device Tax Could Make Health Care Less Affordable

Demand for Biodegradable Plastics Increasing

Deadline for IMDA Awards Competition Nears

New Incoe Leader Continues Family Legacy

Currier Plastics to Aide College’s Plastics Technology Program

Conair Makes Management Changes

Parish Invests in New Equipment

DeKALB a Processor of the Year Finalist

PMT to Congressman: Need for Skilled Workers High

April 2013

Manufacturers Reduce Energy Consumption

New OSHA Standard Impacts Processors

MAPP Members Receive Industry Honors

DMP Expands Capabilities in Mexico; Gets ISO/TS 16949 Certification

Milacron to Host Open House during ANTEC

$1M Investment Expands Capacity at Plastikos and Micro Mold

R&D Molders Earns Environmental Stewardship Award

March 2013

Plastics Business, MAPP Members to Talk Social Media at Business of Plastics/ANTEC Conference

Manufacturing Buzz Tempered by Challenges from China and Mexico

Markets To Watch: Pharmaceutical Packaging and Plastic Containers

February 2013

Tips for the Effective Use of Purging Materials

Study: Manufacturing Key to Long-Term Economic Recovery

Plastics Crossroads Summit Comes to Anaheim, CA

IMDA Issues Call for Entries for Annual Competition

Webinar: Adhesion Improvements with Bio-Content Polymers

Amtech LLC Acquires Arrowhead Composites and Thermoplastics

Polymer Conversions Opens Clean Room Expansion

Milacron Hires Graduates from Pilot Machinist Training Program

January 2013

Q&A: Adhesives for Assembly

Cardinal Aswers Manufacturing Skills Crisis

‘Cut the Cord’ at PLASTEC West on Feb. 12-14

Milacron Introduces Interactive Tech Manual

Conair Blender Innovations Help Process Difficult Materials

IQMS Releases Latest Version of EnterpriseIQ

Steinwall to Open Distribution Facility

December 2012

Q&A: Machine Guarding Safety Regulations

Thoughts from the MAPP Conference: Efficiency vs Effectiveness

Incoe Introduces Nozzles for Cold Sprue Applications

Plastikos Enhances Medical Molding Resources

New Collaboration Helps Polyfab Overcome Loss of Customer

Conair Develops Filter Drawer Add-On for DuraLoad

November 2012

MAPP Benchmarking & Best Practices Conference Draws 380 Attendees

Ignite Sessions Provide Bursts of Manufacturing Excellence

Benchmarking Conference Attendees Absorb Military Leadership Tactics

RJG Training Excellence Award Winners Announced at Conference

Plastikos Wins Inaugural IQMS Manufacturing Success Award

Steinwall App a Free Download for Smart Phones

Thogus Delves into Medical Device Market with JALEX Medical

October 2012

Get on the “Road to Excellence” at MAPP Conference

Surface Preparation for Effective Plastic Bonding

ASACLEAN Shipping Costs Reduced

Dickten Masch Plastics Acquires Nyloncraft, Inc.

Plastic Solutions Opens New Facility

Viking Plastics Receives Quality Excellence Award

September 2012

Tips for Successful ERP Implementation

Barriers to Sustainability in Plastics-related Industries

PolyOne, rp+m, Others Collaborate on Project

Conair Develops Liquid Dosing Unit

Stratasys Helps Girl Lift Arms, Play for First Time

August 2012

Lab Services Important for Quality, R&D and Safety

July 2012

Capacity Constraints: The New Norm?

Selecting the Proper Assembly Process

June 2012

Using Commercial Purging Compounds

The Operational Impact of the Morning Huddle

DeKALB Molded Products to Host Plant Tour

More Member Exchanges Scheduled

May 2012

NPE2012 Launch Pad for New Assembly Products

Disaster Recovery Plan, Business Interruption Insurance Avert Catastrophe for MAPP Member

April 2012

Water Leaks Lead to Unscheduled Mold Downtime

NPE2012 Wraps Up Its First Year in Orlando

Decorating & Assembly Conference Coming to Indianapolis

March 2012

Seven Steps to Avoid Mistakes in Business Sales