News

  • 8/15/2018

    Charter NEX exec wins Congressional primary

    Bryan Steil, an executive with plastics packaging firm Charter NEX Films Inc., won the Republican nomination for Congress in an Aug. 14 primary for the Wisconsin seat being vacated by retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan.

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    BIR leader expects global recycling turmoil to continue

    The global plastics recycling market could take another two years to normalize in the wake of China's ban on waste plastic imports, the head of the Bureau of International Recycling's plastics committee said at a recent industry event.

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    Machinery sales to Turkey slumping

    The German machinery trade association VDMA said the 4.7 percent year-on-year decline made Turkey's economic difficulties "more and more obvious."

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    Changing work attitudes: Are workers too soft?

    Today every company has that attitude of asking employees how they like their jobs. Are they happy? Companies have suggestion boxes, and management actually reads the suggestions! That have pizza parties! Cookouts where the boss grills the food and serves it to the workers!

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    Wellness programs shouldn't be driven just by cost factors

    Saving money on health premiums should not be the main motivation for starting an employee wellness program, consultant Robert Brogan said at the Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors' Environmental Health and Safety Summit July 18-19 in Columbus.

  • 8/14/2018

    Expert: Industrial hand injuries common, expensive

    Hand injuries are the most common industrial accident, and cuts, lacerations and punctures of the hands account for 87 percent of cut injuries in the upper extremities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • 8/14/2018

    TK Mold connects with young workers

    All the reshoring of work back to the United States won't mean much unless we can develop skilled young workers, as well retrain older ones.

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    Plastics production slips for fourth straight month

    According to the Federal Reserve, the index for industrial production of plastics products in June was 111.2. This marked the fourth consecutive monthly decline, and the figure for June was 1 percent lower than it was in June of last year.

  • 8/14/2018

    Rotomolders encouraged to consider PP

    Rotational molders learned about molding polypropylene, a dry color blend with good impact resistance, and old-school methods to make better parts at the Society of Plastics Engineers Rotational Molding Conference.

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    PTI wants to think outside the box for e-commerce

    Plastics have been taking market share from other packaging substrates for years, and that trend continues as e-commerce becomes more popular. The challenge is the continued use of existing packaging that originally was designed to be displayed on store shelves.

  • 8/14/2018

    Diversified delivers on promise of its name

    Diversified Mold & Castings, now in its third generation of family ownership, makes tooling for rotational molding and thermoforming using three processes: CNC, cast aluminum and fabricated molds.

  • 8/13/2018

    SRG eyes a new piece of automotive real estate

    SRG Global Inc., the maker of plated front grilles, is validating a new, proprietary plastic called ThermoPlate for plated caps on tailpipes, which would allow designers to create a new look for the rear end of cars and trucks.

  • 8/13/2018

    Processors honored for safety programs​

    Four plastics processors won the first Safety Best Practices Awards from the Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors: All-Plastics LLC, Automation Plastics Corp., Nicolet Plastics LLC, and sister companies Micro Mold Co. Inc. and Plastikos Inc.