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.


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.


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...


MaterialSampleShop helps build material libraries for designers, engineers

February 4, 2015 10:51 am ET

Denmark-based MaterialSampleShop, a spin-off from 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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