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Washington, DC 20006 US
The U.S. plastics industry in 2014 succeeded despite a near-worldwide malaise, but how long can we thrive while our global partners falter?
Shipments of primary plastics equipment were up 6 percent for the quarter and the year, while new bookings of auxiliary equipment totaled a record-breaking $108.2 million dollars in the third quarter.
Often times when companies seek to expand their business overseas they think in terms of geographic proximity but what about cultural proximity?
A well-conceived strategy can help your company overcome many external challenges but there is one adversary it will fall to every time—an internal culture at cross purposes.
Eighteen companies are already planning to exhibit in the newly-expanded NPE3D pavillion at NPE2015.
Latest personnel moves including updates from SPE, SPI, Engel, BASF, Dri-Air, Mack Molding and more.
With a little over five months until the show opens, NPE2015 is inching closer to matching the year 2000 edition—the largest ever NPE in terms of exhibit space.
Find out what the top issues facing processors are (hint: quality, energy use and the skills gap are involved), plus see reader suggestions on how to improve NPE.
Real collaboration not only shares risks, it shares rewards.
Five skills gap related announcements in one day point to an industry ready to address a pressing problem.
As of this writing, you have 265 days until NPE2015 gets underway on March 23 in Orlando. Whether or not you think that’s still a lot of time, you might as well check one item off your NPE to-do list: lodging.
Deliveries of plastics machinery and equipment in the U.S. climbed 11% in the first quarter, a show of strength in a weakening global market.
By various metrics, all three shows are growing, but which one is the biggest?
Giant plastics show will emphasize sustainability in various forms.
Injection molders primarily sell machine time, with some dabbling in part sales via proprietary products, but how about molders selling molding machines?
Shipment of plastics equipment in the third quarter of 2013 jumped 20%, according to SPI data, reflecting gains seen the world over.
Advances in technology, particularly controls, have prompted SPI to update some machinery safety standards.
Can polyethylene terephthalate (PET) thermoforms enjoy the same recycling rates as their bottle brethren? Increasing thermoformed packaging reclaim, and that of other rigid plastics, will likely just be one goal of a new collaboration between SPI and ACC.
Plastics processors are discovering two employee training programs initiated this year that offer instruction in a “virtual” space, where the student can interact with the instructor and course materials via a satellite dish or the internet.
The next NPE international plastics exposition will take place April 1-5, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.