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.


Finalists named for 2014 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards

October 30, 2014 11:00 am ET

The Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Division has selected finalists for its 2014 Automotive Innovation Awards competition. Category winners and the grand winner will be announced during the Innovation Awards & Gala Nov. 12 in Livonia, Mich.


Fakuma organizer optimistic about future

October 28, 2014 10:29 am ET

During the Fakuma trade fair, reporter David Vink spoke with fair organizer Paul Schall about where the Fakuma trade fair stands today — and its future prospects

Four plastics processors first to open in new Tatarstan complex

October 27, 2014 11:36 am ET

Four new small plastics processing companies have been launched at a recently opened industrial zone east of Kazan, capital of the Russian semi-autonomous republic of Tatarstan.


Packaging specialist Amcor hits sustainability goals ahead of schedule

October 23, 2014 11:15 am ET

Global packaging company Amcor Ltd. has achieved its waste reduction goals two years ahead of schedule, according to the company's new sustainability report.


Bemis reports record quarterly profit

October 23, 2014 1:06 pm ET

Bemis Company Inc. saw record per-share earnings from continuing operations during the third quarter, but charges associated with the divestiture of its pressure-sensitive materials business weighed down profits.


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.

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