Publication: Plastics Technology

First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

IKEA’s Sustainabilty Efforts Will Soon Become Yours

If you want a good example, peruse furniture maker IKEA’s 2013 sustainability report . The company has stated a number of sustainability goals for its operations and projects, including a 2015 plan for all its “main home furnishing materials” to be made ... [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Will Your Future Shipments of PE Come From North Dakota?

On October 13, the state which trailed only Texas in oil production in 2013 with a record output of 313 million barrels , announced its plans to work with Badlands NGL LLC and build an estimated $4 billion processing facility that will convert ethane ... [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Will NPE2015 Challenge NPE2000 In Size?

Brad Williams, director of trade show marketing and sales at NPE organizer SPI, told Plastics Technology during a early October interview that the SPI’s internal numbers clocked NPE2000 at 1,041,000 net square feet of exhibits, while NPE2015 has currently ... [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

Taiwan’s Plastics Machinery Sector Dials Into iPhone’s Success

Consumer electronics and the Taiwanese economy have a very symbiotic relationship, owing to the island nation’s numerous electronics OEMs and contract manufacturers, including increasingly household names like HTC, Asus, Acer, Quanta, and Foxconn.That ... [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

What Are the Most Important Issues Facing Processors?

« previous | next »In advance of NPE2015, Plastics Technology surveyed its readers regarding their operations, the show, and what the most important issues facing them are, garnering some interesting responses.Nearly 230 individuals responded to the survey, ... [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

The Customer Buys the Machine, You Mold the Parts

I’ve heard of custom molders locating a satellite operation inside a customer’s facility, but a recent visit to Currier Plastic s in upstate Auburn, N.Y., exposed me to the inverse of that arrangement. On both the injection and blow molding sides of its ... [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

More Details On The Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) Project

As I discussed in an earlier blog this week, the launch of Cincinnati Inc.’s prototype Big Area Additive Manufacturing Machine (BAAM) made a big splash at the recent IMTS show in Chicago, and further development of what is already an impressive machine ... [Published Plastics Technology - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

New Initiative Aims At Workforce Development

The Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Tooling U have announced the launch of a new online training program aimed at closing the manufacturing skills gap in the plastics industry. Administered by Tooling ... [Published Plastics Technology - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

SPE Extrusion Group Annnounces Two New Scholarships

The Extrusion Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers announced recently the establishment of two new scholarships for student seeks to pursue advanced education in polymers.The Ed Steward Ed Steward Scholarship will be awarded to students selected ... [Published Plastics Technology - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Out of Chaos, Collaboration

Like any good buzzword, “collaboration” has been used and abused enough that its literal definition has all but completely eroded away, leaving in its place a vague sense of what the word once meantAt SPI’s Fall Meeting in Chicago, Dan Sanker, founder ... [Published Plastics Technology - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 2 reports

TESTING: New Universal Testers for Automotive

Development was spurred by the accelerating development of new thermoplastic materials for structural applications.Click Image to EnlargeThe German parent of Zwick USA, Kennesaw, Ga., has launched a new generation of universal testers for thermoplastics ... [Published Plastics Technology - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Second Chances for Bioplastics Technologies

New opportunities for Trellis Earth Products and Metabolix.Click Image to EnlargeBioplastic serviceware manufacturer Trellis Earth Products announced in late July it would soon begin operation at Cereplast’s former Seymour, Ind., production site. Trellis, ... [Published Plastics Technology - Sep 24 2014]

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...  He enjoyed pulling my leg. "What’s new?” he’d say, repeating my question. “We painted our machines a different color. Write about that.” But he was truly a font of information about anything related to plastics processing, and not just extrusion. "I read that article you wrote last month," he'd say. "That (whatever) that you reported was new is actually about 25 years old. It didnt work then, it won't now.""

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Will Your Future Shipments of PE Come From Nort... [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 15 2014]
IKEA’s Sustainabilty Efforts Will Soon Become Y... [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 15 2014]
Will NPE2015 Challenge NPE2000 In Size? [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 14 2014]
What Are the Most Important Issues Facing Proce... [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 08 2014]
Taiwan’s Plastics Machinery Sector Dials Into i... [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 08 2014]
The Customer Buys the Machine, You Mold the Parts [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 01 2014]
More Details On The Big Area Additive Manufactu... [Published Plastics Technology - Sep 27 2014]
New Initiative Aims At Workforce Development [Published Plastics Technology - Sep 26 2014]
SPE Extrusion Group Annnounces Two New Scholars... [Published Plastics Technology - Sep 26 2014]
Out of Chaos, Collaboration [Published Plastics Technology - Sep 24 2014]
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