Compensation Amid a Pandemic: Trends in the Plastics Industry

by Ashley Turrell, membership & analytics director, MAPP Wages continue to increase for plastics industry employees, and processors still are looking to hire, according to...

Plastics Manufacturers Face Four Priorities in 2021

by Louis Columbus, principal, DELMIAworks In the wake of the pandemic, plastics manufacturers have innovated new ways to improve production run efficiency while keeping costs...

Containing the Threat: Viking Plastics Takes on Cybersecurity during the Coronavirus Pandemic

by Lara Copeland, contributing writer, Plastics Business When the coronavirus crisis escalated last spring, many states issued shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders. Businesses not considered “essential”...
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NPE2021: Opportunities in Virtual and In-Person Formats

by Dianna Brodine, managing editor, Plastics Business Once every three years, the plastics industry gathers to attend the largest plastics tradeshow in the Americas. Scheduled...

2020 and 2021: No End to Chaos in Sight

by Chris Kuehl, managing director, Armada Corporate Intelligence Editor’s Note: Due to press deadlines, Chris Kuehl submitted this article on the morning after the election....
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Technology Trends in Auxiliary Equipment

by Liz Stevens, contributing writer, Plastics Business For plastics processors and the companies that provide auxiliary equipment to them, 2020 was the year that was…...

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

by Brittany Willes, contributing writer, Plastics Business Well aware of the growing concerns surrounding plastic recyclability and sustainability, Plastikos, Inc., located in Erie, Pennsylvania, has...

Are Women the Answer to Manufacturing’s Talent Crisis?

by Dianna Brodine, managing editor, Plastics Business Solving the talent problem in the US manufacturing industry has been – and will continue to be –...

Benchmarking Conference Goes Virtual

Plastics Business With COVID-19 interrupting travel plans and restricting large gatherings, the MAPP team reacted rapidly to create an online conference experience that not only...

Are You Listening?

by Dianna Brodine, managing editor, Plastics Business “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” – Stephen...

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