Plastics Business

Welcome New MAPP Sponsors 

Fortify was created to break the cycle of long lead times and inferior materials in traditional manufacturing. The company was founded on research on composite 3D printing by Randall Erb and Joshua Martin at Northeastern University. Their goal was to enable quick and seamless fabrication of composites with optimized microstructures. Through their research, they invented magnetic 3D printing, or Fluxprint. They established Fortify to bring optimized composites to engineers across the globe. Today, Digital Composite Manufacturing (DCM) has found success in tooling, aerospace and automotive applications. Now, Fortify is a leader in optimized composites. DCM has transformed the DNA of materials, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in engineering.

ZEISS Industrial Metrology is a leading manufacturer of multidimensional metrology solutions. These include coordinate measuring machines, optical and multisensor systems, and metrology software for the automotive, aircraft, mechanical engineering, plastics and medical technology industries. Innovative technologies such as 3D xray metrology for quality inspection round off the product portfolio.

PCS Company has been providing trusted tooling and mold solution products to the plastics industry for over 60 years. PCS has standard products in-stock and ready to ship, and it can build a wide variety of custom components. The industry experts at PCS and the company’s warehouses are located nationwide to provide immediate support to customers. PCS also hosts a variety of expert product/process training webinars and classes. PCS Company’s selection of innovative molding solution products will help increase productivity and profitability for plastic processors.

Machine Rate Study

This study, created and updated by MAPP member executives, benchmarks hourly machine rates by distinct tonnage ranges. This year’s study is a straight-forward questionnaire and has been updated to include additional insights and data to participants. 

This study is open August 3, 2021, through September 10, 2021.

MAPP members who participate in Benchmarking studies receive end reports for free or a discounted rate. More information on Benchmarking can be found on the Benchmarking Hub page at

MAPP Welcomes New Members

MAPP is proud to welcome the following plastics organizations into the MAPP network from Q2: 

Advantage Puck – Corry, Pennsylvania
Earthway Products, Inc. – Bristol, Indiana
Forte Plastics Company – Kansas City, Missouri
Intertech Medical – Denver, Colorado
Lavelle Industries Inc. – Burlington, Wisconsin
Relucent Plastics Solutions – Erie, Colorado
Westmed – Tucson, Arizona

Upcoming MAPP Events

  • August 4-5 Human Resources Forum
  • August 18-19 Virtual Peer Exchanges for Human Resources, Senior Leaders and DELMIAworks User Group
  • August 26In-Person Plant Tour: Eclipse Mold (Michigan) – SOLD OUT
  • October and December Sessions for Leaders of Character Program (Thayer Leadership Program – more info soon!) November 3-5 Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Learn more about these upcoming events and register at