Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors


Deluxe Plastics honored for cart designed to make tool changes easier

April 21, 2015 4:24 pm ET

Deluxe Plastics Inc. used its single-minute exchange of die — or what is better known as a SMED cart — to claim the first Innovation Award sponsored by the Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors.


MAPP survey: US processing on a roll

March 23, 2015 6:00 am ET

The current optimism in the plastics industry is palpable and nothing makes that more apparent than the 2015 state of the industry report from Manufacturers Association of Plastics Processors (MAPP).


Leaders can help close the skills gap

November 12, 2014 8:30 am ET

One of the best parts of working for a trade association is getting a glimpse of the goals and challenges of not just one business, but hundreds. Over the past six months, as managing director of the Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors ...


Virtual molding for first-shot success

November 7, 2014 6:00 am ET

In the quest for faster cycle times and better parts, 3-D technology that tests the performance of a mold configuration before it is built is helping some medical molders get the process right the first time.


Harbour: Processors find complex issues in attempts at growth

November 6, 2014 9:11 am ET

The devil is in the details, and United States processors cannot sidestep operational processes if they expect to compete in today's changing manufacturing environment.


Cyber crime victim raises awareness for MAPP members

October 28, 2014 1:49 pm ET

Cathy Pitts wants to raise awareness about how easy it is to fall prey to criminals who hack into an organization's computer network to get private information and official-looking emails that they use to bait a virtual trap.


Survey: Profitability returning to plastics

October 21, 2014 3:10 pm ET

The profitability of the plastics industry is as good as it was in the late 1990s as more companies get strategic about pursuing customers in industries of interest, investing in new technology and finding the best employees.


Benchmark your government relationships

September 17, 2014 12:39 pm ET

Throughout our 19 year history, the Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP) has, for the most part, avoided being involved in government relations and lobbying. Our colleagues at the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. do a very...


Wage and salary study shows stabilization

September 4, 2014 12:05 pm ET

INDIANAPOLIS — Pay in the plastics industry has stabilized, according to the 2014 Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP) Wage and Salary Report.


MAPP expects benchmarking conference to sell out

August 27, 2014 11:49 am ET

The Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP) is offering registration to its Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference, scheduled for Oct. 16-17 in Indianapolis.

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