NEW YORK — Modern Plastics magazine is sponsoring a mold-making show in Detroit next year, and hopes to launch a magazine covering the mold sector in 1999.
Modern Plastics is planning the new Modern Mold & Tooling Exposition and Conference for Nov. 11-12 at Detroit's Cobo Hall. The show will include exhibits and a conference on mold design and mold making.
Modern Plastics also will run five special sections in 1998 covering mold making and tool building, said Patrick Toensmeier, editor in chief.
``We are planning ultimately to start a publication that covers the mold-making industry,'' Toensmeier said. ``Hopefully by 1999 we'll be ready to start the magazine.''
The magazine's tooling show in Detroit is scheduled for two of the same days as the Plastics Show, sponsored by Traverse Lerew Group Inc. The Plastics Show will be held Nov. 10-12, also in Cobo Hall. The two shows are independent of one another and there is no formal connection, according to Toensmeier and Rebecca Lerew, president of Traverse Lerew Group in Strongsville, Ohio.
Modern Plastics is a division of McGraw-Hill Cos. in New York.
Meanwhile, as previously reported, a new publishing company will start its own mold-industry magazine in 1998. Communication Technologies Inc. of New Britain, Pa., has scheduled to launch MoldMaking Technology next April.
Communication Technologies plans to publish the magazine, its first title, six times in 1998 and nine times in 1999, according to Christina Fuges, editorial director. Its focus will be broader than just plastics, she said, mentioning molds for rubber and glass as other markets of interest.
MoldMaking Technology publishers are planning their own trade show for May 1999, Fuges noted, but they have yet to determine the location or other details.
MoldMaking Technology was the brainchild of Joseph Prischak, chief executive officer of Plastek Industries Inc., an Erie, Pa., custom injection molder and toolmaker. Prischak is an owner of Communication Technologies.