When it comes to the Internet, one needs a score card today to keep straight all the plastics industry players with new and changing Web sites. Well, help is on the way — in the form of a handy Plastics News directory of industry Web addresses.
In September 1996, we began printing plastics-relevant Internet addresses in a weekly column called Web Watch. But, given the reality of space constraints in our print issue, we can't keep pace with all the listings pouring in over the transom.
So we have changed our procedure to facilitate gathering such information, and plan to present that data to the industry in an easy-to-use, fully cross-indexed directory later this year.
On May 18, we introduced an interactive form online that you should use to submit details of your Internet site to us electronically. Here's all you need to do: Simply enter our site at www.plastics news.com, click on the ``Web Watch'' button near the bottom of the navigational bar, and follow the easy instructions. It only takes a couple minutes to complete and submit the online form.
Some tips: We ask you to identify your ``Web marketing official''; if you do not have anyone dedicated to such a role, please name the individual in your organization most involved in that or related Web duties. If the nature of your organization means it does not serve any particular end market, please click the ``Not applicable'' category in that section. For the sake of accuracy and thoroughness, please complete all fields of the form.
Be aware that we are interested in gathering this information not only on plastics processors and suppliers, but also on any organizations with direct plastics relevance (trade associations, economic development bodies, market research firms, financial services, plastic product designers, recruiters, etc.).
If you sent us details about your Web site by other means in the past — and even if we already printed it — you still need to complete and submit this online form, so that we have current information and can categorize your organization properly. Otherwise, you will not be included in the database. Thank you!