Publication: Plastics Technology

First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Don’t Let Your New Strategy Succumb to Your Old Culture

U.S. Army Col. Fred Gellert shared that insight and others in a presentation that distilled some key leadership principles from his coursework as an instructor at the U.S. Army War College , where he is the director of force management studies. Speaking ... [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Integrated Multi-Process Cells Hum at Fakuma Show

Some of the most dazzling exhibits at recent plastics exhibitions have demonstrated intimate pairings of injection molding with other processes in an integrated cell. The Fakuma 2014 show last week in Friedrichshafen, Germany, was no exception. It showed ... [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 27 2014 - Updated Oct 27 2014 - 1 reports

A Rare ‘Resurrection’ in Engineering Plastics

I’ve seen a number of interesting new plastics snuffed out in their first bloom of youth because they weren’t growing fast enough for impatient corporate parents, because they weren’t sufficiently differentiated from the competition, or perhaps the timing ... [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 27 2014]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Expanded NPE3D Pavillion Announced By SPI

It is no surprise that we heard from SPI earlier this week that there will be an expanded NPE3D pavilion at NPE2015, taking place March 23-27 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention.  With 18 companies already on board to display technologies for 3D printing, ... [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Taiwan Plastics Machinery Sector Balances Cost/Technology

Despite that business and geographical predicament, the industry is thriving. Taiwan’s 400-plus plastics and rubber machinery companies generated $1.2 billion in sales in 2013, with the sector ranked fifth globally behind only Germany, Japan, Italy, and ... [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Three Themes at Fakuma Show

Some people call it the “mini K show.” The Fakuma exhibition in Friedrichshafen, Germany, used to be considered a local plastics trade fair for Germany machinery exhibitors to reach an audience in southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Czech ... [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Some Highlights From Global Plastics Summit 2014

Early this month, I was at the very interesting and exceptionally well-attended 2014 Global Plastics Summit (GPS) hosted by IHS and SPI in Chicago, which addressed the industry’s challenges and opportunities. In addition to the informative commodity resin ... [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

So What’s a Plastics Pioneer?

This past weekend my wife and I made the five-hour trek from New Jersey to York, Maine to attend the meeting of the Plastics Pioneers Association (PPA ), of which I am a member. (Full disclosure: I and fellow PPA inductee and Plastics Technology Executive ... [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 21 2014]
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]

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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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Don’t Let Your New Strategy Succumb to Your Old... [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 29 2014]
Integrated Multi-Process Cells Hum at Fakuma Show [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 29 2014]
A Rare ‘Resurrection’ in Engineering Plastics [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 27 2014]
Expanded NPE3D Pavillion Announced By SPI [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 24 2014]
Taiwan Plastics Machinery Sector Balances Cost/... [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 22 2014]
Three Themes at Fakuma Show [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 22 2014]
So What’s a Plastics Pioneer? [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 21 2014]
Some Highlights From Global Plastics Summit 2014 [Published Plastics Technology - Oct 21 2014]
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]
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New Initiative Aims At Workforce Development [Published Plastics Technology - Sep 26 2014]
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