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Published: 3/22/2017

Arburg ‘Technology Days’ Host 6700 Visitors, Displays Several Novelties
The first metal-powder injection molded smartphone frame, PP-IML containers molded in under 2 sec, a new additive-manufacturing development center, and numerous hints of innovations yet to come.

Published: 3/20/2017

Rubbery, Velvety, Silky: Haptic Properties of Coated Automotive Plastic Parts
HapticMapping is an objective approach for determining the haptic properties of PUR-coated plastics.

Published: 3/15/2017

The M&A Climate in a New Political Environment
Business owners are asking what to expect going forward and whether there is a meaningful threat to plastics company values.

Published: 3/10/2017

KraussMaffei Invests in Future Plastics Industry Professionals
KM is doing its part through machinery donations, as well as co-op and apprentice programs.

Published: 3/8/2017

Global Petrochemical Growth to be Led by China
This despite economic slowdown and overcapacity says IHS Markit.

Published: 3/6/2017

More Materials & Additives Highlights from SPE’s Polyolefins Conference 
New semi-crystalline SEBS, additives for improved discoloration resistance, plant-based antioxidants, online compounding of TPO blends and more discussed in Houston.

Published: 1/13/2017

Can Trump, Republicans Usher in New “Golden Era” of Manufacturing in U.S.?
The Plastics Industry Association believes the potential good (business friendly tax policy + relaxed regulation) of the pending Trump administration will outweigh any potential bad (new checks on trade).

Published: 1/11/2017

PolyOne’s 2018 Color Palettes Influenced by Global Megatrends
The four new palettes were developed to resonate with evolving and long-term societal trends.

Published: 12/27/2016

Interesting Finalists of 2016 SPE Auto Innovation Awards
Take a look at these “runner-up” finalists in exterior, interior and chassis/hardware categories.

Published: 12/21/2016

Six More Winners of 2016 SPE Auto Innovation Awards
Take a look at top-rated innovations in chassis/hardware, powertrain, process/assembly, safety, environmental, and aftermarket categories.