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Published: 7/13/2017

NAFTA Modernization Supported by North American Plastics Industry
Three major trade groups announce list of priorities for plastics in upcoming negotiations.

Published: 7/7/2017

Canadian, Mexican and U.S. Plastics Organizations Meet to Modernize NAFTA
The heads of PLASTICS, CPIA and ANIPAC met this week in Mexico City to reexamine the trade deal 24 years after it passed and before President Trump focuses on it.

Published: 6/19/2017

VIDEO: Walk the Halls of Chinaplas 2017
Take a look inside the halls at the record-breaking Chinaplas 2017, held in May in Guangzhou.

Published: 6/12/2017

How Serious Is Freudenberg Medical About Lean Manufacturing?
One employee I met there helped his daughter undertake a Kaizen event on her closet.

Published: 6/2/2017

Chinaplas Exceeds Its Own Attendance Expectations, Sets New Record
Prior to the four-day show’s start, the event organizer thought 140,000 people would pass through the fairground’s halls. Ultimately 155,258 visitors made it to the Pazhou Exhibition Center in Guangzhou China.

Published: 6/1/2017

Close Coordination of Robots & Molds Highlighted at Engel Medical Symposium
At the April event, nearly 100 visitors witnessed five machine demonstrations and half a dozen technical presentations by Engel and its technology partners. Here are a couple that caught my attention.

Published: 5/15/2017

VIDEO: Liquidmetal and Plastics Molding
Beyond a process curiosity, Liquidmetal's technology could provide plastics molders a path to metal parts production.

Published: 5/11/2017

Walmart, Apple and the Return One Million Jobs Initiative Seek to Reenergize Reshoring
Over 13 days: Walmart announced an open call for U.S. products, Apple promoted a $1 billion fund to promote advanced manufacturing stateside and a new initiative sought to raise $20 million to reshore one million manufacturing jobs.

Published: 5/3/2017

Kaiser Permanente, Goodwill Partner on Healthcare Plastics Recycling Project
When you find yourself at a hospital or the doctor’s office, most likely the last thing you’re thinking about is how much waste the healthcare field generates (for good reason, health clearly takes priority over work).

Published: 3/24/2017

By the Numbers: Molding 2017 Adds Up to One Can’t-Miss Event
Two-and-a-half days, seven tracks, nine breakout sessions, 50-plus presentations, 35 exhibitors, and 11 sponsors.