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Nominations open for first European Plastics Innovation Awards


April 14, 2015 9:35 am ET

The European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC) and PlasticsEurope, together with the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), have announced that they have partnered to launch the first European Plastics Innovation Awards.

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Panel seeks to bridge the gap between designers, engineers


March 30, 2015 2:24 pm ET

The role of the industrial designer in manufacturing is a familiar one to many, but the relationship between designer and engineer is often fraught with misunderstandings that can throw a project off course.

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Rotomolded parts help bring scooter to market


February 24, 2015 5:28 pm ET

ANAHEIM, CALIF. — Nimble Scooters LLC launched its first product in May 2014 — a rotationally molded, foot-powered cargo carrier — and now it aims by to introduce a larger model with a bigger cargo tub, steel frame and five wheels...

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MaterialSampleShop helps build material libraries for designers, engineers


February 4, 2015 10:51 am ET

Denmark-based MaterialSampleShop, a spin-off from Futation.com which builds material libraries for engineers and designers, has announced that it now offers a plastic material sample set with molded samples in 20 different plastic materials.

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Berry's rebranded Blue Clover expands packaging design reach


January 23, 2015 1:59 pm ET

As design director of Berry Plastics Corp.'s rebranded packaging design studio, Scott Fisher believes the new name of Blue Clover Studios cuts the heart of the studio's mission of being different.

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R&D/Leverage partners with Hughes Design Group


January 19, 2015 6:00 am ET

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO. — R&D/Leverage, a mold maker and brand development firm, has formed a partnership with Hughes Design Group, a South Norwalk, Conn.-based visual branding and packaging design firm.

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Entries open for IDEA 2015


January 19, 2015 6:00 am ET

The Industrial Designers Society of America has opened entries for its annual International Design Excellence Awards competition.

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Michigan to create 'design mecca'


January 14, 2015 12:03 pm ET

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. has launched a new advisory council to cement Michigan's position as the top spot in the country for industrial or product design talent.

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Creating a new design future for a consumer products giant


December 29, 2014 10:37 am ET

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. makes everything from plastic storage containers that go in kitchen cabinets to the Irwin hand and power tools used to build those cabinets.

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Envisioning the future of design


December 4, 2014 9:48 am ET

Imagine a time when walls will not have light switches. Instead, motion sensors will detect when you walk in and out of a room, adjusting the lighting, temperature, aroma and digital wall decoration to your liking.

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