November 2020 ISSUE
The numbers beggar belief and the business belies description—Medical Components of America has six full-time employees, six injection machines and lights-out production that’s gone five years without shipping a bad part or missing a delivery.
By adopting a few relatively simple practices, plastics processors can extend the life of the vital components of their plasticating unit. Here’s how to get started.
There is no “one size fits all” solution in automation. When considering what it would look like in your plant, hone in on the staff, products, space, and goals that are specific to you and the automation system that you will be installing.
Jim Callari: PT Tech Days Continue to Inform
Michael Sepe: Tracing the History of Polymeric Materials: Part 1
Kim Holmes, 4R Sustainability: Recycling: Expanding 'Circularity' through Advanced Recycling Technologies
Jim Frankland: The Three Causes of Screw Wear
Plastics Processing Index: Processing Market Expands for Third Straight Month
Resin Prices: Rising Prices for PE, PVC; Others Flat to Down
Processors Edge: Film Processor Boosts Line Performance with Air-Ring Retrofit